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American Realty Capital Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Tax Status

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Realty Capital Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: "ARCT") ("ARCT" or the "Company") announced today its year-end tax reporting information for 2012 dividends paid to stockholders. Of these dividends paid to common stockholders, 89.7% are classified for federal income tax purposes as a return of capital. Stockholders should consult with their personal tax advisors as to the specific tax treatment for their ARCT dividends.

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The 2012 distributions paid of $0.705 per Common share (Cusip #02917L101) are as follows:

Total Dividend Per Share

Taxable Ordinary Dividend

Capital Gain Dividends

 Qualified Dividends

Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain

Other Distribution (Return of Capital)

$0.705

$0.073

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-

-

$0.632

About the Company

American Realty Capital Trust, Inc., a publicly-traded Maryland corporation listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market, is a leading self-administered real estate company that owns and acquires single tenant free standing commercial real estate properties that are primarily net leased on a long-term basis to investment grade credit rated and other creditworthy tenants.

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. Additional information about the Company can be found on the Company's website at www.arctreit.com.

SOURCE American Realty Capital Trust, Inc.

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