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NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lexington Realty Trust ("Lexington") (NYSE:LXP), a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on single-tenant real estate investments, announced the following update on fourth quarter transaction activity, some of which was previously announced.

"In the fourth quarter 2013, we saw a meaningful acceleration in acquisition and investment activity, which contributed to strong overall transaction activity of $717.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2013, including on-going build-to-suit and loan investments," stated T. Wilson Eglin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lexington. "Further, we achieved strong leasing activity throughout the year including approximately 475,000 square feet of office and multi-tenant leases in the fourth quarter, resulting in 97.6% of our portfolio leased at year end. As a result of our investment and leasing activity, almost half of our single-tenant properties have leases with annual escalations."

Investment Activity

ACQUISITIONS AND COMPLETED BUILD-TO-SUIT TRANSACTIONS
Tenant


Location


Property

Type

Initial
Basis
($000)
Initial
Annualized
Cash Rent
($000)

Initial
Cash
Yield

Estimated

GAAP
Yield


Lease
Expiration
Various – 3 properties New York, NY Land $302,000 $14,883 4.9% 15.2% 10/2112
Home Depot USA, Inc. Danville, VA Land 4,727 260 5.5% 4.6% 01/2029
BluePearl Holdings, Inc.1 Various Office 39,456 2,716 6.9% 8.2% 10/2033
BluePearl Holdings, Inc.2 Various Office 13,144 891 6.8% 6.8% 12/2033
Gander Mountain, Inc. Albany, GA Retail 7,412 671 9.1% 10.0% 11/2028
The Gavilon Group, LLC Omaha, NE Office 39,125 2,770 7.1% 8.5% 11/2033
      $405,864 $22,191 5.5% 13.4%  
1  Lexington has a 15% interest in these six properties.
2  Lexington has a 100% interest in these four properties.
 
ON-GOING BUILD-TO-SUIT PROJECTS  
Location



Sq. Ft



Property
Type


Lease
Term

(Years)

Maximum
Commitment/Estimated
Completion Cost

($000)
GAAP
Investment

Balance as of
12/31/2013
($000)


Estimated
Completion
Date
Rantoul, IL 813,000 Industrial 20 $42,587 $37,437 1Q 14
Bingen, WA 124,000 Industrial 12 18,898 6,186 2Q 14
Las Vegas, NV 180,000 Industrial 20 29,585 14,457 3Q 14
Richmond, VA  279,000 Office 15   98,644  15,632 3Q 15
  1,396,000      $189,714 $73,712  
             
FORWARD COMMITMENTS      
Tenant


Location


Property

Type
Estimated
Acquisition
Cost

($000)

Estimated
Completion
Date

Estimated
Initial

Cash Yield

Estimated
GAAP

Yield

Lease
Term
(Years)
Calsonic Kansei NA, Inc. Lewisburg, TN Industrial $12,767 2Q 14 8.6% 9.3% 12
           
LOAN INVESTMENT     
Tenant

Location

Property

Type
Estimated Loan
Amount

($000)
Funded as of
12/31/13

($000)

Interest

 Rate

Maturity
Date
The Kennewick Public Hospital District Kennewick, WA Hospital $85,000 $35,376 9.0% May 2022

Capital Recycling

PROPERTY DISPOSITIONS    
Tenant
Location
Property
Type
Gross Sale Price
($000)
Annualized NOI
($000)
Month of
Disposition
Moran Foods, Inc. Port Orchard, WA Retail $ 100 $ 52 Oct-13
Toys-R-Us, Inc. Lynnwood, WA Retail 1,436 140 Nov-13
Toys-R-Us, Inc. Clackamas, OR Retail 479 49 Nov-13
Various Hebron, KY Multi-office    4,400    228 Dec-13
Various1 Atlanta, GA Office  40,356   1,081 Dec-13
      $46,771 $1,550  
1. Purchaser acquired parent entity and, as a result, assumed a $40.4 million non-recourse mortgage.

Balance Sheet

In December 2013, Lexington obtained $213.5 million of non-recourse secured financing on the three New York, New York land parcels acquired in the fourth quarter of 2013 and included in the above transaction activity table. The loan bears interest at a fixed rate of 4.66% and matures in 13 years.

Lexington borrowed $87.0 million on its five-year unsecured term loan and swapped the LIBOR component of such borrowing for a current fixed interest rate of 2.64%. At year end 2013, Lexington had $99.0 million available under the term loan facility, which must be drawn by February 12, 2014.

The proceeds from these financings were used to satisfy amounts outstanding on Lexington's $400.0 million unsecured revolving credit facility, resulting in $48.0 million outstanding as of December 31, 2013.

Leasing

 LEASE EXTENSIONS 
 LocationPrior
Term
Lease
Expiration Date

Sq. Ft.
           
 Office/ Multi-Tenant        
1 Johnson City TN 11/2013 11/2014 5,618
2 Bridgeton MO 12/2013 12/2018 25,515
3 McDonough GA 06/2015 06/2025 111,911
4 Atlanta GA 12/2014 12/2019 6,260
5 Atlanta GA 12/2014 12/2019 3,900
6 Chamblee GA 12/2014 12/2019 4,565
7 Cummings GA 12/2014 12/2019 14,208
8 Forest Park GA 12/2014 12/2019 14,859
9 Jonesboro GA 12/2014 12/2019 4,894
10 Stone Mountain GA 12/2014 12/2019 5,704
11 Lisle IL 11/2014 02/2018 7,535
11Total lease extensions    204,969
     
     
 NEW LEASES 
 LocationLease
Expiration Date

Sq. Ft.
           
 Office/ Multi-Tenant        
1 Antioch   TN 12/2014 60,000
2 Pascagoula   MS 10/2018 94,841
3 Arlington TX 01/2025 111,409
3Total new leases  266,250
     
14TOTAL NEW AND EXTENDED LEASES  471,219

Common Share Dividend/Unit Distribution

During the fourth quarter of 2013, Lexington declared a regular quarterly dividend/distribution for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 of $0.165 per common share/unit, a 10% increase over the previous quarterly rate, which is payable on January 15, 2014 to common shareholders/unitholders of record as of December 31, 2013.

ABOUT LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST

Lexington Realty Trust is a real estate investment trust that owns a diversified portfolio of equity and debt interests in single-tenant commercial properties and land. Lexington seeks to expand its portfolio through acquisitions, sale-leaseback transactions, build-to-suit arrangements and other transactions. A majority of these properties and all land interests are subject to net or similar leases, where the tenant bears all or substantially all of the operating costs, including cost increases, for real estate taxes, utilities, insurance and ordinary repairs. Lexington also provides investment advisory and asset management services to investors in the single-tenant area. Lexington common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LXP". Additional information about Lexington is available on-line at www.lxp.com or by contacting Lexington Realty Trust, Investor Relations, One Penn Plaza, Suite 4015, New York, New York 10119-4015.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties or other factors not under Lexington's control which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Lexington to be materially different from the results, performance, or other expectations implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, those factors and risks detailed in Lexington's periodic filings with the SEC. Lexington undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to those forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, there is no assurance that Lexington's expectations will be realized.

References to Lexington refer to Lexington Realty Trust and its consolidated subsidiaries. All interests in properties and loans are held through special purpose entities, which are separate and distinct legal entities, but consolidated for financial statement purposes and/or disregarded for income tax purposes.

CONTACT: Investor or Media Inquiries, T. Wilson Eglin, CEO
         Lexington Realty Trust
         Phone: (212) 692-7200 E-mail: tweglin@lxp.com
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