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Parkway Announces Public Offering Of Common Stock

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 13,500,000 shares of common stock. The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,151,700 shares of common stock. The Company intends to use a significant portion of the proceeds of the offering to finance its recently announced acquisitions of NASCAR Plaza and 525 North Tryon in Charlotte, North Carolina; Phoenix Tower in Houston, Texas; and Tower Place 200 in Atlanta, Georgia.  In addition, the Company may use a portion of the proceeds of the offering to repay amounts outstanding from time to time under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility and/or for general corporate purposes.

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BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Wells Fargo Securities are the joint bookrunners for the offering.  

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission.  This offering is being made pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's prospectus, dated December 5, 2011, filed as part of the Company's effective shelf registration statement relating to these securities. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to these securities can be obtained by contacting the underwriters as follows:  BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or email at [email protected]; or Barclays, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling 1-888-603-5847, or by email at [email protected]; or  Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, or by calling (800) 326-5897 or e-mail a request to [email protected].

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or other jurisdiction.

About Parkway Properties

Parkway Properties, Inc., a member of the S&P Small Cap 600 Index, is a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership of quality office properties in higher-growth submarkets in the Sunbelt region of the United States.  Parkway owns or has an interest in 38 office properties located in nine states with an aggregate of approximately 10.0 million square feet of leasable space at November 1, 2012.  Fee-based real estate services are offered through wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, which in total manage and/or lease approximately 11.6 million square feet for third-party owners at November 1, 2012.

Forward Looking Statement

Certain statements in this press release that are not in the present or past tense or that discuss the Company's expectations (including any use of the words "anticipate," "assume," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "guidance," "intend," "may," "might," "project", "should" or similar expressions) are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and as such are based upon the Company's current beliefs as to the outcome and timing of future events. There can be no assurance that actual future developments affecting the Company will be those anticipated by the Company.  Examples of forward-looking statements include projected net operating income, cap rates, internal rates of return, future dividend payment rates, forecasts of FFO accretion, projected capital improvements, expected sources of financing, expectations as to the timing of closing of acquisitions, dispositions and other potential transactions and descriptions relating to these expectations.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the control of the Company) and are subject to change based upon various factors, including but not limited to the following risks and uncertainties: changes in the real estate industry and in performance of the financial markets; the demand for and market acceptance of the Company's properties for rental purposes; the ability of the Company to enter into new leases or renew leases on favorable terms; the amount and growth of the Company's expenses; tenant financial difficulties and general economic conditions, including interest rates, as well as economic conditions in those areas where the Company owns properties; risks associated with joint venture partners; risks associated with the ownership and development of real property; termination of property management contracts; the bankruptcy or insolvency of companies for which Parkway provides property management services or the sale of these properties; the outcome of claims and litigation involving or affecting the Company; the ability to satisfy conditions necessary to close pending transactions and the ability to successfully integrate pending transactions; applicable regulatory changes; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC filings. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's business, financial condition, liquidity, cash flows and financial results could differ materially from those expressed in the Company's forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made.  New risks and uncertainties arise over time, and it is not possible for us to predict the occurrence of those matters or the manner in which they may affect us.  The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements except as may be required by law.

Contact:
Thomas E. Blalock
Vice President of Investor Relations
(407) 650-0593                           

SOURCE Parkway Properties, Inc.

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