SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
(NYSE: BMR) today announced that its board of directors has declared a fourth
quarter 2008 dividend of $0.335 per share of common stock. The dividend is
equivalent to an annualized dividend of $1.34 per common share.
BioMed also announced that its board of directors has declared a dividend
of $0.46094 per share of the company's 7.375% Series A Cumulative Redeemable
Preferred Stock for the period from October 16, 2008 through January 15, 2009.
Both dividends are payable on January 15, 2009 to stockholders of record
at the close of business on December 31, 2008.
About BioMed Realty Trust
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused
on Providing Real Estate to the Life Science Industry(R). The company's
tenants primarily include biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies,
scientific research institutions, government agencies and other entities
involved in the life science industry. BioMed owns or has interests in 69
properties, representing 112 buildings with approximately 10.4 million
rentable square feet, including approximately 1.4 million square feet of
development in progress. The company also owns undeveloped land parcels
adjacent to existing properties that it estimates can support up to 1.4
million rentable square feet. The company's properties are located
predominantly in the major U.S. life science markets of Boston, San Diego, San
Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York/New Jersey, which have
well-established reputations as centers for scientific research. Additional
information is available at http://www.biomedrealty.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 based on current
expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. These risks
and uncertainties include, without limitation: general risks affecting the
real estate industry (including, without limitation, the inability to enter
into or renew leases, dependence on tenants' financial condition, and
competition from other developers, owners and operators of real estate);
adverse economic or real estate developments in the life science industry or
the company's target markets; risks associated with the availability and terms
of financing and the use of debt to fund acquisitions and developments;
failure to manage effectively the company's growth and expansion into new
markets, or to complete or integrate acquisitions and developments
successfully; risks and uncertainties affecting property development and
construction; risks associated with downturns in the national and local
economies, increases in interest rates, and volatility in the securities
markets; potential liability for uninsured losses and environmental
contamination; risks associated with the company's potential failure to
qualify as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and
possible adverse changes in tax and environmental laws; and risks associated
with the company's dependence on key personnel whose continued service is not
guaranteed. For a further list and description of such risks and
uncertainties, see the reports filed by the company with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including the company's most recent annual report on Form
10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The company disclaims any intention
or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE: BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
CONTACT: Rick Howe, Director, Corporate Communications of BioMed Realty
Trust, Inc., +1-858-207-5859
Web site: http://www.biomedrealty.com