Investor FAQs
W. P. Carey is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol WPC. Shares of WPC can be purchased in a variety of ways:

Financial Advisor
Financial Advisors can give personalized advice and guide you through the stock purchase process.

Online Brokerage
An online brokerage is a good option for you if you don't need financial advice. You can enter your stock trades online and will likely be charged a minimal flat fee.

Discount Broker
A discount broker offers a discount on commissions for stocks they purchase and may or may not offer financial advice.

Investors may also purchase shares through the company's Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan. Current registered shareholders (shares are not held in a brokerage account) may purchase additional shares for their account through the Plan.

Please view the Prospectus and Enrollment Form below for full details or contact the Plan Administrator, Computershare Inc. at 1-888-200-8690 or Equity Holding customer service representatives are available from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday.

WPC DRIP Prospectus / WPC Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Form 8937 - 2013 Distributions

To see a list of our historical dividends, please visit our dividends page.

W. P. Carey Inc. pays a dividend each quarter. The dividend record date is typically the last business day of each quarter and is payable approximately fifteen days after the end of the quarter.

As a Real Estate Investment Trust, W. P. Carey Inc. is required to distribute at least 90% of its taxable income to shareholders annually in the form of dividends. These dividends are reported to shareholders on a Form 1099-DIV. Typically, W. P. Carey Inc. reports ordinary dividends, a portion of which is likely to be qualified dividends, and capital gain distributions. These Form 1099-DIVs are generally mailed out to investors by January 31 following the end of the year.

For more tax treatment information regarding the IRS Form 1099-DIV and instructions on filing it, please visit the IRS’s Instruction for Form 1099-DIV webpage by clicking here.

Shareholders will receive a Form 1099-DIV, which investors will use to report any dividends and distributions paid to them for a given tax year. These forms should be mailed to investors by the end of January. If you have any questions regarding your tax forms or need to acquire tax information for a current year please contact your broker or, if you are a registered shareholder, contact Computershare Shareowner Services online at or by phone at 1-866-354-3485. If you would like to speak with the W. P. Carey Inc. Investor Relations group, please dial us at 1-800-972-2739.

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