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08/04/15Dale H. Taysom to Join Piedmont Office Realty Trust's Board of Directors
Atlanta, August 4, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM) announced today that Dale H. Taysom, former Global Chief Operating Officer for Prudential Real Estate Investors ("PREI"), will join the Company's Board of Directors beginning October 1, 2015.  The addition is part of a planned transition as a result of Piedmont's adoption of term limits for its directors during 2014.  William H. Keogler, Jr. will retire from the Board effective September 30, 2015.  "We appre... 
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07/29/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results
ATLANTA, July 29, 2015 --Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. ("Piedmont" or the "Company") (NYSE:PDM), an owner of primarily Class A office properties located in select sub-markets of major U.S. cities, today announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Highlights for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2015: Achieved Core Funds From Operations ("Core FFO") of $0.39 per diluted share and Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO") of $0.30 per dil... 
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07/21/15Piedmont Contracts to Sell Aon Center in Chicago
ATLANTA and CHICAGO - July 21, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) announced today that it has entered into a binding agreement to sell its largest asset, Aon Center, located at 200 E. Randolph Street in downtown Chicago, IL, for a gross sales price of $712 million ($260 per square foot) to The 601W Companies, a private real estate investment company. The sale is anticipated to close early in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Aon Cen... 
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07/16/15The Kraft Heinz Company signs New Long-Term Lease at Piedmont's Aon Center in Chicago
ATLANTA and CHICAGO - July 16, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) announced today that The Kraft Heinz Company has completed a 170,000 square foot, 12+ year new lease through 2029 at its trophy tower, Aon Center, located at 200 East Randolph Street in downtown Chicago.  After recently completing the merger of Kraft Foods Group and H.J. Heinz Company, the global food and beverage giant will relocate its Chicago headquarters from ... 
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07/14/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Announces Second Quarter Leasing and Capital Markets Activity
ATLANTA - July 14, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) announced today that it signed leases totalling nearly 600,000 square feet, and completed three capital market transactions during the second quarter of 2015. Significant highlights of leasing transactions greater than 20,000 square feet for the quarter included:                            Orlando, FL - Continental Casualty Company ("CNA") signed a 108,000 square... 
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06/17/15PIEDMONT OFFICE REALTY TRUST TO REPORT SECOND QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Atlanta, GA -June 17, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: PDM), an owner of Class A commercial office properties located primarily in nine U.S. office markets, today announced that the Company will release its second quarter 2015 financial results on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.  An audio webcast and a conference call are scheduled for Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time.  During the audio webcast and confere... 
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04/29/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
ATLANTA, April 29, 2015 --Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. ("Piedmont" or the "Company") (NYSE:PDM), an owner of primarily Class A office properties located in select sub-markets of major U.S. cities, today announced its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Highlights for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015: Achieved Core Funds From Operations ("Core FFO") of $0.39 per diluted share and Adjusted Funds from Operations ("AFFO") of $0.30 per ... 
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04/20/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Announces 2015 First Quarter Leasing and Capital Markets Activity
ATLANTA - April 20, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) today announced that it secured just over 817,000 square feet of total leasing including 336,000 square feet of currently vacant space, and completed two capital markets transactions in the first quarter of 2015.  The leasing activity increased the Company reported occupancy from 87.7% to 88.8% at first quarter end 2015.  Significant leasing highlights of transactions greate... 
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03/30/15PIEDMONT OFFICE REALTY TRUST TO REPORT FIRST QUARTER 2015 FINANCIAL RESULTS
Atlanta, GA -March 30, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust (NYSE: PDM), an owner of Class A commercial office properties located primarily in nine U.S. office markets, today announced that the Company will release its first quarter 2015 financial results on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.  An audio webcast and a conference call are scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern daylight time.  During the audio webcast and confe... 
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02/20/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Names Michael R. Buchanan as Chairman
ATLANTA - February 20, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) announced today that the Board of Directors has named Michael R. Buchanan, a long-standing, independent director of the Company, as its new Chairman following the unexpected death of the Company's former Chairman, W. Wayne Woody, in January.  Frank C. McDowell will continue to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Board. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to serve Piedmo... 
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02/05/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2014 Results and 2015 Guidance
ATLANTA, February 5, 2015 --Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. ("Piedmont" or the "Company") (NYSE:PDM), an owner of primarily Class A office properties located in select sub-markets of major U.S. cities, today announced its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2014. Highlights for the Three Months and Year Ended December 31, 2014: Achieved Core Funds From Operations ("CFFO") of $0.39 per diluted share and $1.49 per diluted share for the quarter a... 
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02/02/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Announces Acquisition and Sale in Dallas Market
ATLANTA and DALLAS - February 2, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) today announced that it has completed two capital markets transactions in Dallas in the last two weeks of January, furthering its strategy of expanding its presence in select submarkets of major U.S. cities. First, Piedmont acquired Park Place on Turtle Creek, a Class-A property located at 2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard in the amenity-rich Uptown/Turtle Creek sub... 
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01/26/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust Announces 2014 Year-End and Fourth Quarter Leasing and Capital Markets Activity
ATLANTA - January 26, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) today announced that it completed approximately 2.2 million square feet of total leasing transactions in 2014, and reported that approximately 321,000 square feet was executed in the fourth quarter. Significant leasing highlights of transactions greater than 20,000 square feet for the quarter included:     Boston, MA - Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) completed a 107,244 squ... 
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01/14/15Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. Announces the Death of Board Chairman, W. Wayne Woody
Atlanta, GA - January 14, 2015 - Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (the "Company" or "Piedmont") (NYSE:PDM) today announced the death of the Company's Chairman of the Board, W. Wayne Woody. Mr. Woody died unexpectedly on Friday, January 9, 2015. Donald A. Miller, CFA, Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont, stated, "We are saddened by the sudden loss of Mr. Woody and our hearts go out to Wayne's wife, Ann, and his extended family. So much of Piedmont's culture and success... 
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