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Hospitality Properties Trust Announces Quarterly Common Dividend

Monday, July 09, 2012

Hospitality Properties Trust Announces Quarterly Common Dividend16:01 EDT Monday, July 09, 2012 NEWTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced a regular quarterly common share distribution of $0.45 per common share ($1.80 per share per year). This distribution will be paid to HPT's common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 27, 2012 and distributed on or about August 22, 2012. Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns or leases 290 hotels and 185 travel centers located in 44 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. 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. Hospitality Properties TrustTimothy A. Bonang, 617-796-8232Vice President, Investor RelationsorCarlynn Finn, 617-796-8232Senior Manager, Investor Relationswww.hptreit.com