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Hospitality Properties Trust Declares Preferred Dividend

Friday, January 04, 2013

Hospitality Properties Trust Declares Preferred Dividend16:01 EST Friday, January 04, 2013 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 C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. A distribution of $0.4375 per Series C preferred share is payable on or about February 15, 2013, to holders of record at the close of business on January 31, 2013. 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 Relations,orCarlynn FinnSenior Manager, Investor Relations.www.hptreit.com