"While it is difficult to leave a company which has been such a big part of my life for almost 15 years, I am grateful for the opportunities I've been presented and proud of the achievements our team has accomplished," said Mr. Ralston.
"Gary Ralston has been an integral part of the growth of our company from less than $15 million in 1992 to more than $1.25 billion today and we very much appreciate the contributions he has made to Commercial Net Lease Realty," said James M. Seneff, Jr., Chairman of the Board.
"One of the things that attracted me to Commercial Net Lease Realty was the strong management team and the quality of the balance sheet," added Craig Macnab, Chief Executive Officer. "Gary has done a terrific job providing the leadership over the past decade that has brought the company to where it is today."
Commercial Net Lease Realty, Inc. has increased its annual common stock dividend for 14 consecutive years and produced annual total returns to shareholders of 13.3% for the last 10 years ending March 31, 2004. The company invests in primarily high quality, single-tenant retail, office and industrial properties subject generally to long-term, net leases with established tenants, such as Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, Eckerd, Office Depot and the United States of America. The company currently owns 348 properties held for investment in 39 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 8 million square feet. These investment properties are leased to 135 corporations in 53 industrial classifications.