Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE: ADC) today announced it has acquired a property ground leased on a long-term basis to JPMorgan Chase Bank located on Route 12 near Spring Grove Road in Spring Grove, Illinois.  The cost of the acquisition was approximately $2,900,000.  Chase Bank has approximately 27 years remaining on the base term of the lease.

“We are pleased to add another JPMorgan Chase Bank location to our portfolio of national credit tenants,” said Joey Agree, President and Chief Operating Officer of Agree Realty Corporation.  “This is the second acquisition of a long-term leasehold to an industry leading financial institution that we have recently completed.”

Agree Realty is engaged in the ownership, management and development of properties which are primarily single tenant properties leased to major retail tenants and neighborhood community shopping centers.  Agree Realty owns and operates a portfolio of 81 properties, located in 17 states and containing over 3.5 million square feet of leasable space.

The Company considers portions of the information contained in this release to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each as amended.  These forward-looking statements represent the Company’s expectations, plans and beliefs concerning future events.  Although these forward-looking statements are based on good faith beliefs, reasonable assumptions and the Company’s best judgment reflecting current information, certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements.  Such factors are detailed from time to time in reports filed or furnished by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009.  Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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CONTACT: Alan Maximiuk, Chief Financial Officer, Agree Realty Corporation, +1-248-737-4190

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