Parkway Signs Strategic Renewal With Cigna At Two Liberty Place In Philadelphia

Aug 13, 2015, 09:15 ET from Parkway Properties, Inc.

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) announced today that it has signed a 322,000 square foot 12-year renewal lease with Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company at Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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"The early renewal of Cigna at Two Liberty Place secures the asset's anchor tenant through 2027 at a positive mark-to-market," stated M. Jayson Lipsey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Parkway. "With this important renewal, we have further stabilized the asset and believe we are well-positioned to exit Parkway's one remaining non-core market."

Cigna's renewal at Two Liberty Place, located in the central business district of Philadelphia, stabilizes approximately 34% of the building through October 31, 2027. Parkway expects Cigna to vacate the space it did not renew on or about May 31, 2016.  As of July 1, 2015, Two Liberty Place was 99.2% occupied, or 89.4% occupied pro forma for Cigna's contraction.  The Cigna lease represents an approximately 4% positive cash renewal spread from the expiring rate. Parkway has a 19% ownership interest in Two Liberty Place, which is owned in part by Parkway Properties Office Fund II L.P.

About Parkway Properties

Parkway Properties, Inc. is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition, ownership, development and management of quality office properties in higher growth submarkets in the Sunbelt region of the United States. Parkway owns or has an interest in 44 office properties located in seven states with an aggregate of approximately 16.2 million square feet of leasable space at July 1, 2015. Fee-based real estate services are offered through wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, which in total manage and/or lease approximately 4.2 million square feet for third-party owners at July 1, 2015.

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Contact: Ted McHugh Director of Investor Relations (407) 650-0593

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