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Federal Realty Investment Trust Releases Tax Status Of 2015 Distributions

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) released today the Federal income tax treatment for 2015 distributions to holders of its Common Shares of Beneficial Interest (NYSE: FRT).

Federal Realty Investment Trust is an equity real estate investment trust specializing in the ownership, management, development, and redevelopment of high quality retail assets. Federal Realty's portfolio is located primarily in strategic metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and California. Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has the longest consecutive record of annual dividend increases in the REIT industry.

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


Distribution Type


Record Date

Payable Date

Distribution Per Share

Taxable Ordinary Dividend

Qualified Dividend

Capital Gains

Nontaxable Distributions


































2015 Totals






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 Brenda Pomar, Investor Relations, at 301-998-8316.

About Federal Realty:

Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Our expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty's 90 properties include over 2,700 tenants, in approximately 21 million square feet, and over 1500 residential units. 

Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 48 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT.  For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit www.FederalRealty.com.

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