Winthrop Realty Trust Closes Public Offering of 2,750,000 Common Shares

Winthrop Realty Trust Closes Public Offering of 2,750,000 Common Shares

BOSTON, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR)
("Winthrop") today announced the closing of its previously announced public
offering of 2,750,000 common shares of beneficial interest at a price of
$11.45 per share. Winthrop received net proceeds of $30,250,000 after the
underwriting discount but prior to offering expenses. The underwriters have an
option to purchase an additional 412,500 common shares at any time on or prior
to October 30, 2013 in connection with the offering.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and JMP Securities LLC acted as joint
book-runners for the offering.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation
of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any
state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to
registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state.

Winthrop Realty Trust is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT)
headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional information on Winthrop
Realty Trust is available on its web site at www.winthropreit.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. With the exception of the historical information contained in this news
release, the matters described herein contain "forward-looking" statements
that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or collectively
impact the matters herein described. These are detailed from time to time in
the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's SEC reports. Further information
relating to the Company's financial position, results of operations, and
investor information is contained in the Company's annual and quarterly
reports filed with the SEC and available for download at its website
www.winthropreit.com or at the SEC website www.sec.gov.

CONTACT: Winthrop Realty Trust
         Beverly Bergman
         Investor or Media Inquiries
         Phone: (617) 570-4614; e-mail: bbergman@firstwinthrop.com