Cousins Properties Prices Public Offering of 63,571,336 Shares of Common Stock

ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cousins Properties Incorporated (the "Company") (NYSE: CUZ) today announced that it and certain existing shareholders affiliated with TPG Global, LLC ("TPG") have priced an underwritten public offering of 63,571,336 shares of its common stock.  25,000,000 shares are being offered by the Company for expected gross proceeds of $214.0 million before underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by the Company, and an aggregate of 38,571,336 shares are being offered by TPG for expected gross proceeds of $330.2 million before underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by TPG.  Subject to customary conditions, the offering is expected to close on February 27, 2017.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will serve as the sole book-running manager for the offering.

This offering will be made pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's prospectuses dated January 4, 2017, filed as part of the Company's effective shelf registration statements relating to these securities.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the shares described herein or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of these shares 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.  The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the related prospectuses.

Before you invest, you should read the prospectus supplement, the prospectuses and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more complete information about the Company and this offering.  You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the Securities and Exchange Commission Web site at www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, a copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement, final prospectus supplement (when available) and the base prospectuses relating to the shares can be obtained by contacting the underwriter as follows: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC – Attn: Prospectus Department – 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014.

About Cousins Properties Incorporated

Cousins Properties Incorporated is a leading fully-integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) with extensive experience in development, acquisition, financing, management, and leasing.  Based in Atlanta, the Company actively invests in top tier urban office assets and opportunistic mixed-use properties in Sunbelt markets.

Forward-Looking Statements

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, including matters related to the commenced public offering and intended use of proceeds. Readers should carefully review the Company's 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, 2016 and other documents the Company 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. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise.

Cousins Properties Incorporated
Gregg D. Adzema. 404-407-1116
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
greggadzema@cousinsproperties.com

Marli Quesinberry, 404-407-1898
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
marliquesinberry@cousinsproperties.com

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