First Potomac Realty Trust Expands Board of Trustees And Appoints Thomas E. Robinson

 First Potomac Realty Trust Expands Board of Trustees And Appoints Thomas E.
                                   Robinson

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., July 25, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE:
FPO), a leading owner of office and business park properties in the greater
Washington, D.C. area, today announced that Thomas E. Robinson has been
appointed to the Board of Trustees, effective as of July 23, 2013.

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Mr. Robinson is currently a Senior Advisor to the real estate investment
banking group at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, a full-service
brokerage and investment banking firm, where he previously served as a
managing director. Prior to that position, he served as the President and
Chief Financial Officer of Storage USA, Inc., a self-storage real estate
investment trust. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the
National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and in 2009
received its Industry Achievement Award for his wisdom, expertise, and service
to the REIT industry.Mr. Robinson currently serves on the board of directors
of BRE Properties, Inc., as well as Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.He is
a former trustee of Centerpoint Properties Trust and former director of Legg
Mason Real Estate Investors, Inc. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Washington
and Lee University, a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University Law School,
and a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law
Center.

"We are excited to have Tom join our board of trustees," stated Douglas
Donatelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Potomac Realty Trust.
"I've known Tom for a number of years and believe his background, experience
and knowledge will help First Potomac as we continue to grow our company. He
has been instrumental in a variety of strategic and capital initiatives for
several companies in the REIT industry, and we look forward to his
contributions as we continue to execute on the strategic and capital plan we
laid out earlier this year."

About First Potomac Realty Trust

First Potomac Realty Trust is a self-administered, self-managed real estate
investment trust that focuses on owning, operating, developing and
redeveloping office and business park properties in the greater Washington,
D.C. region. A key element of First Potomac's overarching strategy is its
dedication to sustainability. Nearly 1 million square feet of First Potomac
property is LEED Certified, with the potential for another 1 million square
feet in future development projects. Approximately half of the portfolio's
multi-story office square footage is LEED or Energy Star Certified and 81% of
First Potomac's Washington, DC portfolio is Energy Star Certified. FPO common
shares (NYSE: FPO) and preferred shares (NYSE: FPO-PA) are publicly traded on
the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit
www.first-potomac.com.

Media Contact:
Vikki Kayne
301.986.9200
vkayne@first-potomac.com

SOURCE First Potomac Realty Trust

Website: http//www.first-potomac.com
 
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