Hospitality Properties Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Allocation

  Hospitality Properties Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Allocation

Business Wire

NEWTON, Mass. -- January 18, 2013

Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced that the
characterization of dividends for 2012 income tax reporting purposes is as
follows:

Common Shares

                                                Dividend Allocation
                                                    Per Share
                                                                                  Unrecaptured 
Declaration   Record     Paid/Payable   Dividends   Ordinary   Qualified   Capital   Section 1250   Return
                                                                                                    of
Dates         Dates      Dates          Per Share   Income     Dividend    Gain      Gain           Capital
01/11/12      01/27/12   02/23/12       $0.4500     0.3956     0.0544      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
04/09/12      04/26/12   05/24/12       $0.4500     0.3956     0.0544      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
07/09/12      07/27/12   08/22/12       $0.4500     0.3956     0.0544      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
10/09/12      10/22/12   11/21/12       $0.4700     0.4132     0.0568      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                         TOTALS:        $1.8200     1.6000     0.2200      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                                        100.00%     87.91%     12.09%      0.00%     0.00%          0.00%
                                                                                                    

HPT’s common share CUSIP number is 44106M102. This information represents
final income allocations.

Series B Preferred Shares

                                                Dividend Allocation
                                                    Per Share
                                                                                  Unrecaptured 
Declaration   Record     Paid/Payable   Dividends   Ordinary   Qualified   Capital   Section 1250   Return
                                                                                                    of
Dates         Dates      Dates          Per Share   Income     Dividend    Gain      Gain           Capital
12/1/11       12/30/11   1/17/12        $0.5547     0.4877     0.0670      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                         TOTALS:        $0.5547     0.4877     0.0670      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                                        100.00%     87.92%     12.08%      0.00%     0.00%          0.00%
                                                                                                    

HPT’s common share CUSIP number is 44106M409. This information represents
final income allocations.

Series C Preferred Shares

                                                Dividend Allocation
                                                    Per Share
                                                                                  Unrecaptured 
Declaration   Record     Paid/Payable   Dividends   Ordinary   Qualified   Capital   Section 1250   Return
                                                                                                    of
Dates         Dates      Dates          Per Share   Income     Dividend    Gain      Gain           Capital
01/06/12      01/31/12   02/15/12       $0.4375     0.3846     0.0529      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
04/02/12      04/30/12   05/15/12       $0.4375     0.3846     0.0529      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
07/02/12      07/31/12   08/15/12       $0.4375     0.3846     0.0529      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
10/1/12       10/31/12   11/15/12       $0.4375     0.3846     0.0529      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                         TOTALS:        $1.7500     1.5384     0.2116      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                                        100.00%     87.91%     12.09%      0.00%     0.00%          0.00%
                                                                                                    

HPT’s Series C preferred share CUSIP number is 44106M508. This information
represents final income allocations.

Series D Preferred Shares

                                                Dividend Allocation
                                                    Per Share
                                                                                  Unrecaptured 
Declaration   Record     Paid/Payable   Dividends   Ordinary   Qualified   Capital   Section 1250   Return
                                                                                                    of
Dates         Dates      Dates          Per Share   Income     Dividend    Gain      Gain           Capital
03/01/12      03/30/12   04/16/12       $0.4305     0.3785     0.0520      0.0000    0.0000         0.00000
06/01/12      06/29/12   07/16/12       $0.4453     0.3915     0.0538      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
09/04/12      09/28/12   10/15/12       $0.4453     0.3915     0.0538      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                         TOTALS:        $1.3211     1.1615     0.1596      0.0000    0.0000         0.0000
                                        100.00%     87.92%     12.08%      0.00%     0.00%          0.00%
                                                                                                    

HPT’s Series D preferred share CUSIP number is 44106M607. This information
represents final income allocations.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which
owns or leases hotels and travel centers located in 44 states, Puerto Rico and
Ontario, 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.

Contact:

Hospitality Properties Trust
Timothy A. Bonang, 617-796-8232
Vice President, Investor Relations
or
Carlynn Finn, 617-796-8232
Senior Manager, Investor Relations
www.hptreit.com
 
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