Brandywine Realty Trust Announces James C. Diggs Joins Board of Trustees

Mar 22, 2011, 16:15 ET from Brandywine Realty Trust

RADNOR, Pa., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) announced today that James C. Diggs has joined its Board of Trustees.

Until his retirement in June 2010, Mr. Diggs served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PPG Industries, Inc., a producer of coatings, glass and chemicals.  From 2004 to September 2009, Mr. Diggs also served as Corporate Secretary of PPG industries, Inc.  Prior to joining PPG Industries, Mr. Diggs was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of TRW Inc. and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Cleveland.

"On behalf of our entire Board of Trustees, we are delighted that Jim Diggs is joining our board.  Adding a trustee of his status and broad legal and business experience reflects our continual commitment to maintaining the strongest possible board," commented Gerard H. Sweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Realty Trust.

Mr. Diggs is a director of Allegheny Technologies Inc. and also serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University.

About Brandywine Realty Trust

Brandywine Realty Trust is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States.  Organized as a real estate investment trust and operating in select markets, Brandywine owns, develops, manages and has ownership interests in a primarily Class A, suburban and urban office portfolio comprising 314 properties and 36 million square feet, including 233 properties and 25.6 million square feet owned on a consolidated basis and 51 properties and 6.5 million square feet in 17 unconsolidated real estate ventures. For more information, please visit

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