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Hospitality Properties Trust Declares Preferred Dividend

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hospitality Properties Trust Declares Preferred Dividend16:01 EST Monday, December 03, 2012 NEWTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced that its board of trustees has declared the regular quarterly dividend on HPT's Series D Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. A distribution of $0.4453125 per Series D preferred share is payable on or about January 15, 2013, to holders of record at the close of business on December 28, 2012. Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns or leases 288 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