SOURCE: W. P. Carey & Co. LLC

April 25, 2008 09:15 ET

W. P. Carey President and CEO, Gordon DuGan, to Speak at Real Share Net Lease Conference

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - Investment firm W. P. Carey & Co. LLC (NYSE: WPC) announced today that Gordon F. DuGan, President and CEO, will participate at Real Share's sixth annual Net Lease Conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City on April 29, 2008. The program, "How will the Changing Debt and Equity Markets Impact Deal Flow, and Overall Investment Sales Activity, in 2008 and Beyond?" will include topics such as the credit crunch and its impact on financing activity, the outlook for 1031 exchanges and sustainability trends and patterns. Mr. DuGan and fellow net lease executive, Richard Ader, Founder of U.S. Realty Advisors, will offer their opinions and insights on a series of statements about the net lease and sale-leaseback markets in a panel discussion titled, "Net Lease Market Fact or Fiction," on Tuesday between 12:50 and 1:20 PM (ET).

W. P. Carey & Co. LLC

W. P. Carey & Co. LLC provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for companies worldwide and manages a global investment portfolio worth more than $10 billion. Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (WPC), W. P. Carey and its CPA® series of income-generating, non-traded REITs help companies and private equity firms release capital tied up in real estate assets. Now in our 35th year, the W. P. Carey Group's real estate holdings are highly diversified, comprised of more than 850 commercial and industrial assets spanning 28 industries and 14 countries.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Federal securities laws. A number of factors could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievement to differ materially from those anticipated. Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are the general economic climate; the supply of and demand for office and industrial properties; interest rate levels; the availability of financing; and other risks associated with the acquisition and ownership of properties, including risks that the tenants will not pay rent, or that costs may be greater than anticipated. For further information on factors that could impact the Company, reference is made to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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