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Sunnect Lighting and National Storage Affiliates Trust (“NSA”) Announce Energy Efficiency Leadership With LED Lighting Initiative Across its Portfolio of Self Storage Facilities

PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sunnect Lighting, Inc. and National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE:NSA) today announced they have moved forward with plans to convert NSA’s entire portfolio of self storage facilities to energy-efficient LED lighting.

With energy costs representing a significant component of operating expenses, this LED conversion effort will reduce energy consumption and reduce energy costs accordingly.

Tamara Fischer, President and Chief Financial Officer, noted, “NSA is committed to taking measures to ensure we are capturing energy savings at every opportunity. We look forward to successful completion of this initiative with Sunnect Lighting as we continue to focus on our ongoing sustainability efforts”.

“NSA is setting a great example for the self storage industry in recognizing the value behind the great attributes of LED lighting,” said Kevin DeGeorge, President of Sunnect Lighting. “LED lighting will enhance the customer’s experience with improved light quality, better lit and hence more secure spaces. NSA has shown it is a leader in modernizing its facilities with a project that both reduces its carbon footprint and benefits its customers.”

About Sunnect Lighting

Sunnect Lighting, Inc. is a Pasadena, CA based full service LED lighting developer that specializes in LED lighting projects within the self storage industry. They have successfully completed hundreds of LED lighting conversions at self storage properties across the United States. Sunnect Lighting is committed to helping commercial businesses realize the great value of LED lighting and is proud to be standing behind the cutting edge technology of LED lighting. Additional information about Sunnect Lighting can be found by visiting www.sunnectlighting.com.

About National Storage Affiliates Trust

National Storage Affiliates Trust is a Maryland real estate investment trust focused on the ownership, operation and acquisition of self storage properties located within the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas throughout the United States. The Company currently holds ownership interests in and operates 668 self storage properties located in 34 states and Puerto Rico with approximately 42 million rentable square feet. NSA is one of the largest owners and operators of self storage properties among public and private companies in the U.S. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.nationalstorageaffiliates.com. NSA is included in the MSCI US REIT Index (RMS/RMZ), the Russell 2000 Index of Companies and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.

Contacts

Sunnect Lighting, Inc.

Kevin DeGeorge, 310-944-5443

President

kevin.degeorge@sunnectlighting.com

National Storage Affiliates Trust

Marti Dowling, 720-630-2624

Director – Investor Relations

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