Federal Realty Investment Trust Releases Tax Status of 2010 Distributions

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) released today the Federal income tax treatment for 2010 distributions to holders of its Common Shares of Beneficial Interest (NYSE: FRT).

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The characterization of distributions on our common shares traded under the ticker symbol FRT is as follows:







Distribution Type


CUSIP

Record
Date

Payable
Date

Distribution
Per Share

Taxable
Ordinary
Dividend

Qualified
Dividend

Capital Gains

Nontaxable
Distributions

313747206

1/4/2010

1/15/2010

$0.660000000

$0.633600000

$0.006336000

$0.000000000

$0.026400000


3/17/2010

4/15/2010

$0.660000000

$0.633600000

$0.006336000

$0.000000000

$0.026400000


6/24/2010

7/15/2010

$0.660000000

$0.633600000

$0.006336000

$0.000000000

$0.026400000


9/23/2010

10/15/2010

$0.670000000

$0.643200000

$0.006432000

$0.000000000

$0.026800000



2010 Totals

$2.650000000

$2.544000000

$0.025440000

$0.000000000

$0.106000000




The company did not incur any foreign taxes.  Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of Federal Realty distributions.  Should you need any additional information, contact Gina Birdsall, Investor Relations, at (301) 998-8265.

About Federal Realty

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty's portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) contains approximately 18.2 million square feet located primarily in strategically selected metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. In addition, the Trust has an ownership interest in approximately 1.0 million square feet of retail space through a joint venture in which the Trust has a 30% interest. Our operating portfolio (excluding joint venture properties) was 93.9% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of September 30, 2010, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 2.7% of annualized base rent.  Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 43 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry.  Federal Realty is an S&P MidCap 400 company and its shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT.  For more information, please visit www.federalrealty.com.

Investor and Media Inquiries

Gina Birdsall

Janelle Stevenson

Investor Relations

Corporate Communications

301/998-8265

301/998-8185

gbirdsall@federalrealty.com

jmstevenson@federalrealty.com



SOURCE Federal Realty Investment Trust



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