Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 204th Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

  Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 204th Consecutive
  Quarterly Dividend

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ROCKVILLE, Md. -- October 25, 2012

WRIT’s Board of Trustees announced today a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per
share to be paid on December 31, 2012 to shareholders of record on December
14, 2012.

This is WRIT’s 204th consecutive quarterly dividend.

WRIT is a self-administered, self-managed, equity real estate investment trust
investing in income-producing properties in the greater Washington metro
region. WRIT owns a diversified portfolio of 71 properties totaling
approximately 9 million square feet of commercial space and 2,540 residential
units, and land held for development. These 71 properties consist of 26 office
properties, 18 medical office properties, 16 retail centers and 11 multifamily
properties. WRIT shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other
factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. Such risks,
uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the potential
for federal government budget reductions, changes in general and local
economic and real estate market conditions, the timing and pricing of lease
transactions, the effect of the current credit and financial market
conditions, the availability and cost of capital, fluctuations in interest
rates, tenants' financial conditions, levels of competition, the effect of
government regulation, the impact of newly adopted accounting principles, and
other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with
the SEC, including our 2011 Form 10-K and second quarter 2012 Form 10-Q. We
assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that
become untrue because of subsequent events.


Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT)
William T. Camp
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 301-984-9400
Fax: 301-984-9610
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