Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Set to Join the S&P SmallCap 600

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SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq:ROIC) announced that ROIC will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index after the close of trading today, May 9, 2014.

Stuart A. Tanz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. commented, "We are very pleased to be recognized and included in this leading, independent U.S equity market index."

More information regarding ROIC being added to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index can be found on S&P Dow Jones Indices' website at


Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq:ROIC) is a fully integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust. ROIC specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of necessity-based community and neighborhood shopping centers, anchored by national or regional supermarkets and drugstores. As of March 31, 2014, ROIC owned 56 shopping centers encompassing approximately 6.0 million square feet. Additional information is available at:

When used herein, the words "believes," "anticipates," "projects," "should," "estimates," "expects," "guidance" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements with the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and in Section 21F of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results of ROIC to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Information regarding such risks and factors is described in ROIC's filings with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is available at:

CONTACT: Ashley Bulot, Investor Relations 858-255-4913

Source:Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.