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Elizabeth Samson Joins Griffin Capital Corporation as Associate Vice President of Due Diligence

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Griffin Capital Corporation announced today that Elizabeth Samson has joined the firm as Associate Vice President, Due Diligence. Elizabeth will focus on coordinating due diligence for various investment products Griffin Capital makes available to individual investors through the independent broker-dealer channel. She will also be responsible for conducting research, initial credit analysis and ongoing monitoring of corporate tenants occupying Griffin Capital's real estate assets.

Prior to joining Griffin, Ms. Samson most recently served as Manager, Investor Information Group with Och-Ziff Capital Management Group based in New York. Previous to that, Ms. Samson was a Senior Audit Associate with KPMG from 2004 through 2009.

"Elizabeth brings very strong experience and a unique skill set to Griffin Capital and we couldn't be more pleased that she has agreed to join our team," said Dustin Zachmeyer, Vice President, Due Diligence of Griffin Capital Corporation. "Ms. Samson will be a very valuable asset to our team as we continue to grow our investment platform and further expand our relationships in the independent broker-dealer channel."

Elizabeth will be based in Griffin Capital's El Segundo headquarters.

About Griffin Capital

Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital"), is a privately-held, Los Angeles headquartered investment and management company with an 19-year track record sponsoring real estate investment vehicles and managing institutional capital. Led by senior executives, each with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed transactions representing over $14 billion of transaction value and more than 650 transactions, Griffin Capital and affiliates have acquired or constructed over 29 million square feet of space since 1995, and currently own, sponsor, co-sponsor and/or manage, a portfolio consisting of approximately 26.0 million square feet of space, located in 32 states and approximately 1.0 million square feet located in the United Kingdom, representing approximately $4.9 billion in asset value. Additional information about Griffin Capital is available at www.griffincapital.com.

CONTACT: Jennifer Nahas Griffin Capital Corporation jnahas@griffincapital.com Office Phone: 949-270-9332 Cell Phone: 949-433-6860

Source:Griffin Capital