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Government Properties Income Trust Announces Quarterly Common Dividend

Monday, January 09, 2012

Government Properties Income Trust Announces Quarterly Common Dividend16:01 EST Monday, January 09, 2012 NEWTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) today announced a regular quarterly common share distribution of $0.42 per common share. This distribution will be paid to GOV's common shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 26, 2012 and distributed on or about February 24, 2012. Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns properties leased primarily to the U.S. Government and state governments located throughout the United States. GOV is headquartered in Newton, MA. A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the New York Stock Exchange.No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust. Government Properties Income TrustTimothy A. Bonang, 617-219-1410Vice President, Investor RelationsorElisabeth A. Heiss, 617-219-1410Manager, Investor