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Liberty Property Trust Announces Tax Treatment of 2011 Distributions

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Liberty Property Trust Announces Tax Treatment of 2011 Distributions16:55 EST Thursday, January 12, 2012MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced today the final tax treatment for its 2011 distributions on its common shares.  Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of Liberty Property Trust distributions. The table below summarizes the income tax treatment of the company's total distributions of $1.900 per common share (CUSIP No. 531172104):Common share distributions:Form 1099 - DIV (Boxes 1a + 2a + 3)Box 1aBox 1bBox 2aBox 2bBox 3        RecordDatePayableDateCashDistributionPer ShareOrdinaryTaxable DividendTaxableQualifiedDividends (1)TotalCapital GainDistributionUnrecapturedSection 1250Gain (2)NondividendDistributions (3)1/1/20111/15/2011$0.4750$0.3575$0.0000$0.1175$0.0748$0.00004/1/20114/15/2011$0.4750$0.3575$0.0000$0.1175$0.0748$0.00007/1/20117/15/2011$0.4750$0.3575$0.0000$0.1175$0.0748$0.000010/1/201110/15/2011$0.4750$0.3575$0.0000$0.1175$0.0748$0.0000        Totals $1.9000$1.4300$0.0000$0.4700$0.2992$0.0000(1) Amounts in Box 1b are included in Box 1a.(2) Amounts in Box 2b are included in Box 2a.(3) Amounts in Box 3 are also known as Return of Capital.The fourth quarter 2011 distribution made to holders of record as of January 1, 2012 for the common shares is considered a 2012 distribution for federal income tax purposes. About the CompanyLiberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) is a leader in commercial real estate, serving customers in the United States and United Kingdom, through the development, acquisition, ownership and management of superior office and industrial properties. Liberty's 78 million square foot portfolio includes nearly 700 properties which provide office, distribution and light manufacturing facilities to 1,900 tenants.                    SOURCE Liberty Property TrustFor further information: Jeanne A. Leonard, Liberty Property Trust, +1-610-648-1704