ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) is scheduled to give a presentation on Monday, March 2 at 11:05 a.m. EST during the Citi Global Property CEO Conference in Naples, Florida. The presentation will be broadcast live via teleconference by dialing in to the information below:

    Dial In: (719) 785-5595

    Passcode: 730780

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The call will feature a company overview and update by Don Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Blocher, Senior Vice President - Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. A question and answer session will follow the company presentation.

About Federal Realty

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 (excluding joint venture properties) contains approximately 18.1 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 95.0% leased to national, regional, and local retailers as of December 31, 2008, with no single tenant accounting for more than approximately 2.6% 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 41 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.

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    Corporate Communications

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CO:  Federal Realty Investment Trust; Citi Global Property CEO Conference
ST:  Maryland, Florida

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