Federal Realty Investment Trust Reschedules Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Federal Realty Investment Trust Reschedules Third Quarter Earnings Conference
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PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 2, 2012

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Federal Realty Investment Trust
(NYSE: FRT) has announced that as a result of a technical issue with the third
party conference call provider, Federal Realty has rescheduled its third
quarter 2012 earnings call to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), today,
Friday, November 2, 2012, We apologize for any inconvenience. Conference
call access information is as follows:

Toll Free Number: (888) 771-4371
Pass Code:  33706649



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A live on-demand webcast of the conference call will be available on Federal
Realty's web site at www.federalrealty.com. Please check the company's web
site prior to the call for any materials that may be used during the
conference call. An online playback of the webcast will be available at
www.federalrealty.com for 30 days following the conference call.

About Federal Realty

In 2012, Federal Realty celebrates 50 years of being a proven leader in the
ownership, operation, and redevelopment of high quality retail real estate in
the country's best markets. Federal Realty's portfolio (excluding joint
venture properties) contains approximately 19.1 million square feet located
primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast and
Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States, and California. In addition, the
Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of
retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest.
Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 95.1% leased
to national, regional, and local retailers as of September 30, 2012, with no
single tenant accounting for more than 3.1% of annualized base rent. Federal
Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its
founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 45 consecutive
years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty is an S&P
MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol
FRT. For more information, please visit www.federalrealty.com.

Safe Harbor Language

Certain matters discussed within this press release may be deemed to be
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
Although Federal Realty believes the expectations reflected in the
forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no
assurance that its expectations will be attained. These factors include, but
are not limited to, the risk factors described in our Annual Report on Form
10-K filed on February 16, 2012, and include the following:

  orisks that our tenants will not pay rent, may vacate early or may file for
    bankruptcy or that we may be unable to renew leases or re-let space at
    favorable rents as leases expire;
  orisks that we may not be able to proceed with or obtain necessary
    approvals for any redevelopment or renovation project, and that completion
    of anticipated or ongoing property redevelopments or renovations may cost
    more, take more time to complete, or fail to perform as expected;
  orisks that we are investing a significant amount in ground-up development
    projects that may be dependent on third parties to deliver critical
    aspects of certain projects, requires spending a substantial amount
    upfront in infrastructure, and assumes receipt of public funding which has
    been committed but not entirely funded;
  orisks normally associated with the real estate industry, including risks
    that occupancy levels at our properties and the amount of rent that we
    receive from our properties may be lower than expected, that new
    acquisitions may fail to perform as expected, that competition for
    acquisitions could result in increased prices for acquisitions, that
    environmental issues may develop at our properties and result in
    unanticipated costs, and, because real estate is illiquid, that we may not
    be able to sell properties when appropriate;
  orisks that our growth will be limited if we cannot obtain additional
    capital;
  orisks associated with general economic conditions, including local
    economic conditions in our geographic markets;
  orisks of financing, such as our ability to consummate additional
    financings or obtain replacement financing on terms which are acceptable
    to us, our ability to meet existing financial covenants and the
    limitations imposed on our operations by those covenants, and the
    possibility of increases in interest rates that would result in increased
    interest expense; and
  orisks related to our status as a real estate investment trust, commonly
    referred to as a REIT, for federal income tax purposes, such as the
    existence of complex tax regulations relating to our status as a REIT, the
    effect of future changes in REIT requirements as a result of new
    legislation, and the adverse consequences of the failure to qualify as a
    REIT.

Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on any forward-looking statements that we make, including those in this press
release. Except as may be required by law, we make no promise to update any of
the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events
or otherwise. You should carefully review the risks and risk factors included
in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission on February 16, 2012.

Investor Inquires              Media Inquiries
Kristina Lennox                Andrea Simpson
Investor Relations Coordinator Director, Marketing
301/998-8265                   617/684-1511
klennox@federalrealty.com      asimpson@federalrealty.com

SOURCE Federal Realty Investment Trust

Website: http://www.federalrealty.com