American Realty Capital Properties and Cole Real Estate Investments Merge to Create World’s Largest Net Lease REIT

Oct. 23, 2013- American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. (“ARCP”) (NASDAQ: ARCP) and Cole Real Estate Investments, Inc. (“Cole”) (NYSE: COLE) announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies (the “Merger Agreement”).  The transaction is valued at $11.2 billion and will create the largest net lease REIT with an enterprise…