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October 7, 2016

King & Spalding Advises Cousins in Merger with Parkway Properties, Inc.

ATLANTA, Oct. 7, 2016 — King & Spalding represented Cousins Properties Inc. as special real estate and finance counsel in its merger with Parkway Properties, Inc., a stock-for-stock merger deal that closed yesterday. The deal was approved by Cousins and Parkway stockholders on Aug. 23, 2016.

Today, Cousins completed a spin-off of the Houston properties of the combined company into a separate, publicly traded REIT called Parkway, Inc.

The King & Spalding team on this transaction was led by partners Tim Goodwin and Kristina Thomas and included partners Alan Prince, Sarah Borders, Jennifer Morgan, Brent Gilfedder, Craig Lee and Hector Llorens; and associates Michele Kim, Lansing Lee, Joe Quinn, Robert Grue, Dustin Lee and Carly Freliche.

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