Government Properties Income Trust Announces Quarterly Common Dividend

  Government Properties Income Trust Announces Quarterly Common Dividend

Business Wire

NEWTON, Mass. -- January 10, 2013

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) today announced its regular
quarterly common share distribution of $0.43 per common share ($1.72 per share
per year). This distribution will be paid to GOV’s common shareholders of
record as of the close of business on January 25, 2013 and distributed on or
about February 22, 2013.

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT,
which owns properties leased primarily to the U.S. Government and state
governments located throughout the United States. GOV is headquartered in
Newton, MA.

                 WARNING REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

THIS PRESS RELEASE CONTAINS FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF
THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND OTHER SECURITIES
LAWS. THESE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON GOV’S PRESENT BELIEFS
AND EXPECTATIONS, BUT THESE STATEMENTS AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THESE
STATEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO OCCUR AND MAY NOT OCCUR FOR VARIOUS REASONS,
SOME OF WHICH ARE BEYOND GOV’S CONTROL. FOR EXAMPLE, THIS PRESS RELEASE STATES
THAT GOV’S DIVIDEND RATE WILL BE $0.43/SHARE PER QUARTER OR $1.72/SHARE PER
YEAR. A POSSIBLE IMPLICATION OF THIS STATEMENT IS THAT GOV WILL CONTINUOUSLY
PAY QUARTERLY DIVIDENDS OF $0.43/SHARE PER QUARTER OR $1.72/SHARE PER YEAR IN
THE FUTURE. GOV’S DIVIDEND RATES ARE SET AND RESET FROM TIME TO TIME BY GOV’S
BOARD OF TRUSTEES. THE GOV BOARD CONSIDERS MANY FACTORS WHEN SETTING DIVIDEND
RATES INCLUDING GOV’S HISTORICAL AND PROJECTED INCOME, NORMALIZED FUNDS FROM
OPERATIONS, THE THEN CURRENT AND EXPECTED NEEDS AND AVAILABILITY OF CASH TO
PAY GOV’S OBLIGATIONS, DISTRIBUTIONS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED TO BE PAID TO
MAINTAIN GOV’S TAX STATUS AS A REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST AND OTHER FACTORS
DEEMED RELEVANT BY GOV’S BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN THEIR DISCRETION. ACCORDINGLY,
FUTURE DIVIDEND RATES MAY BE INCREASED OR DECREASED AND THERE IS NO ASSURANCE
AS TO THE RATE AT WHICH FUTURE DIVIDENDS WILL BE PAID. FOR THESE REASONS,
AMONG OTHERS, INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON ANY
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS IN THIS PRESS RELEASE.

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.

Contact:

Government Properties Income Trust
Timothy A. Bonang, 617-219-1410
Vice President, Investor Relations
or
Elisabeth A. Heiss, 617-219-1410
Manager, Investor Relations
www.govreit.com