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Government Properties Income Trust Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option


NEWTON, Mass., Jan 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE:GOV) today announced that the underwriters of its recent equity offering have exercised their over-allotment option in full to purchase 1,275,000 additional common shares of beneficial interest. The sale of the additional shares and the sale of the original public offering of 8,500,000 common shares are expected to close on Thursday, January 21, 2010.

The joint book-running managers for this offering are Morgan Stanley, Jefferies & Company and Wells Fargo Securities. The co-lead managers for this offering are Citi, UBS Investment Bank, Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. and RBC Capital Markets. The co-managers for this offering are Janney Montgomery Scott and Oppenheimer & Co.

This press release is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy shares, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from the offices of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-866-718-1649; Jefferies & Company, Inc., 520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022 (toll-free telephone number: 1-888-449-2342) and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10152 (e-mail: or telephone: 800-326-5897) or by contacting any of the other underwriters listed above.

A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the New York Stock Exchange. No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.

SOURCE: Government Properties Income Trust

Government Properties Income Trust
Timothy A. Bonang, Vice President, Investor Relations
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