Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Sale of Five Loans

Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Sale of Five Loans

BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR)
announced today that it has sold its interest in the loans secured directly or
indirectly by Hotel Wales, Wellington Tower, 500-512 Seventh Avenue, Legacy
Orchard and San Marbeya for an aggregate sales price of $42.9 million. In
connection with the sale, Winthrop retained aninterest only participation in
each ofthe Legacy Orchard loan and the Hotel Wales loan entitling Winthrop to
payments equal to interest at 2.5% per annum on the principal amount of the
Legacy Orchard loan and 0.5% per annum on the principal amount of the Hotel
Wales loan.

About Winthrop Realty Trust

Winthrop Realty Trust, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a
NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring, owning,
operating and investing in real property as well as real estate collateralized
debt and REIT preferred and common stock.For more information, please visit
our 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: At Winthrop Realty Trust
         Carolyn Tiffany
         Investor or Media Inquiries
         Phone: (617) 570-4614; e-mail: ctiffany@firstwinthrop.com
 
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