Government Properties Income Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Allocation

  Government Properties Income Trust Announces 2012 Dividend Allocation

Business Wire

NEWTON, Mass. -- January 18, 2013

Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) 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
01/09/12      01/26/12   02/24/12       $ 0.4200       0.3375       0.0000       0.0000        0.0000        0.0825
04/09/12      04/26/12   05/24/12       $ 0.4200       0.3375       0.0000       0.0000        0.0000        0.0825
07/09/12      07/23/12   08/22/12       $ 0.4200       0.3375       0.0000       0.0000        0.0000        0.0825
10/09/12      10/22/12   11/21/12       $ 0.4300     0.3456     0.0000     0.0000      0.0000      0.0844 
                         TOTALS:        $ 1.6900    $ 1.3581    $ 0.0000    $ 0.0000    $  0.0000     $ 0.3319 
                                          100.00 %     80.36  %     0.00   %     0.00   %      0.00    %     19.64  %

GOV’s common share CUSIP number is 38376A103. This information represents
final income allocations.

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.

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
 
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