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Government Properties Income Trust Announces Annual Meeting Results

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Government Properties Income Trust Announces Annual Meeting Results16:01 EDT Wednesday, May 16, 2012 NEWTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) announced the results of its annual meeting held earlier today as follows: Barbara D. Gilmore was re-elected as an Independent Trustee by a plurality of all shares voted. Shareholders approved, with 99.8% of all shares voted, the ratification of appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as GOV's independent registered public accounting firm. 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