Washington Real Estate Investment Announces Income Tax Treatment of Its 2012 Dividend Distribution

  Washington Real Estate Investment Announces Income Tax Treatment of Its 2012
  Dividend Distribution

Business Wire

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- January 18, 2013

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) (NYSE:WRE) announced the income
tax treatment of its 2012 dividend distributions. This information represents
final income allocations. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their
personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of WRIT dividend
distributions.


Common Share Dividends
NYSE Ticker Symbol: WRE
CUSIP #939653101

                          Ordinary   (Return of Capital) 
             Gross          Taxable     Non-Taxable           Unrecap
Dividend     Distribution   Income      Distribution          Sec. 1250 Gain
Paid Date   Per Share     Per Share  Per Share            Per Share
03/30/2012  $0.43375      $0.31411   $0.11104             $0.00860
06/29/2012  $0.43375      $0.31411   $0.11104             $0.00860
09/28/2012  $0.30000      $0.21725   $0.07680             $0.00595
12/31/2012  $0.30000      $0.21725   $0.07680             $0.00595
TOTALS:     $1.46750      $1.06272   $0.37568             $0.02910
           100.00%       72.417%    25.60%               1.983%
                                                              

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 70 properties totaling
approximately 9 million square feet of commercial space and 2,540 residential
units, and land held for development. These 70 properties consist of 26 office
properties, 17 medical office properties, 16 retail centers and 11
multi-family properties. WRIT shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: WRE).

Contact:

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust
William T. Camp
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tel 301-984-9400
Fax 301-984-9610
bcamp@writ.com
www.writ.com