Cousins Properties Adds Robert Chapman to Board of Directors

ATLANTA, May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE: CUZ) announced today that Robert M. Chapman has been elected to its Board of Directors as of May 5, 2015.  Mr. Chapman is the Chief Executive Officer of CenterPoint Properties Trust, a company focused on the development, acquisition and management of industrial property and transportation infrastructure.  Prior to joining CenterPoint, Mr. Chapman held executive positions with real estate firms across the country, including Duke Realty Corporation and RREEF Management Company.  He is also a director of the Rock-Tenn Company and an Adviser to First Century Energy Holdings.

"Bob's deep business experience, including his expertise in real estate, will bring a valuable perspective to our Board," said Larry Gellerstedt, President and CEO. "We are delighted that he agreed to join the Cousins team."

Cousins Properties Incorporated is a fully integrated, self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT).  The Company, based in Atlanta, GA, primarily invests in Class-A office properties located in high growth Sunbelt markets, with a focus on Georgia, Texas and North Carolina. For more information, please visit www.cousinsproperties.com.  

This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and are subject to uncertainties and risk and actual results may differ materially from projections. Readers should carefully review Cousins' financial statements and notes thereto, as well as the risk factors described in Part I, Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and other documents Cousins files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and speak as of the date of such statements. Cousins undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

CONTACT:                                                                                       
Investment Community and Media:
Marli Quesinberry
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
404-407-1898 
marliquesinberry@cousinsproperties.com

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