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Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust Completes $100 Million Private Placement of Senior Unsecured Notes

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) (the "Company") today announced that is has completed the sale of a $100 million private placement of senior unsecured notes with NYL Investors, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. The financing consists of $50 million of notes with a ten-year term priced at a fixed interest rate of 4.16% and $50 million of notes with a twelve-year term priced at a fixed interest rate of 4.30%.

"The successful closing of this financing further strengthens the Company's balance sheet, extending our average debt maturity to 6.7 years," said Greg Andrews, Chief Financial Officer. "Additionally, we have $325 million available under our unsecured revolving line of credit to fund our business plan."

About Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust

Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) is a fully integrated, self-administered, publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The Company's business is the ownership and management of multi-anchor shopping centers in strategic metropolitan markets throughout the Eastern, Midwestern and Central United States. At September 30, 2014, the Company owned and managed a portfolio of 83 shopping centers and one office building with approximately 17.2 million square feet of gross leasable area owned by the Company or its joint ventures. The properties are located in Michigan, Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Minnesota, and Kentucky. At September 30, 2014, the Company's core operating portfolio was 95.4% leased. Additional information regarding the Company is available via the corporate website at www.rgpt.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that represent the Company's expectations and projections for the future. Management of Ramco-Gershenson believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on reasonable assumptions. Certain factors could occur that might cause actual results to vary, including deterioration in national economic conditions, weakening of real estate markets, decreases in the availability of credit, increases in interest rates, adverse changes in the retail industry, our continuing ability to qualify as a REIT and other factors discussed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Company Contact: Dawn L. Hendershot, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications 31500 Northwestern Highway, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 dhendershot@rgpt.com (248) 592-6202Source:Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust