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Government Properties Income Trust Announces 2011 Dividend Allocation

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Government Properties Income Trust Announces 2011 Dividend Allocation08:00 EST Wednesday, January 18, 2012 NEWTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) today announced that the characterization of dividends for 2011 income tax reporting purposes is as follows: Common Shares                       Dividend Allocation Per Share             Unrecaptured     Declaration Record Paid/Payable Dividends Ordinary Qualified Capital Section 1250 Return of DatesDatesDatesPer ShareIncomeDividendGainGainCapital 01/05/11 01/26/11 02/23/11 $0.4100 $0.3808 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0292 04/05/11 04/26/11 05/24/11 $0.4200 $0.3901 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0299 07/01/11 07/11/11 08/24/11 $0.4200 $0.3901 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0299 10/06/11 10/27/11 11/22/11 $0.4200$0.39010.0000.0000.0000.0299 TOTALS: $1.6700$1.55110.0000.0000.0000.1189 100.00% 92.88% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 7.12% GOV 's common share CUSIP number is 38376A103. This information represents final income allocations. 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 Relationswww.govreit.com