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BioMed Realty Trust Announces Tax Treatment of 2009 Distributions
SAN DIEGO, Jan 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced the tax treatment of its 2009 distributions as follows:
                              Security Description: Common Stock
                                       CUSIP: 09063H107
                                      Ticker Symbol: BMR


                                                        Taxable
      Record      Payable        Total      Allocable   Ordinary
        Date        Date     Distribution   to 2009     Dividend
      ------      -------    ------------  ---------   --------
                                                                   Return of
                              Per Share                            Capital
                              ---------                           ---------
    12/31/2008   1/15/2009      $0.335000   $0.335000  $0.169216   $0.165784
    ----------   ---------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
    3/31/2009    4/15/2009      $0.335000   $0.335000  $0.169216   $0.165784
    ---------    ---------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
    6/30/2009    7/15/2009      $0.110000   $0.110000  $0.055564   $0.054436
    ---------    ---------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
    9/30/2009   10/15/2009      $0.110000   $0.110000  $0.055564   $0.054436
    ---------   ----------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
           Totals               $0.890000   $0.890000  $0.449560   $0.440440
           ------               ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------



                              Long-Term    Unrecaptured
      Record      Payable      Capital     Section 1250
        Date        Date         Gain          Gain
      ------      -------     ---------   ------------
    12/31/2008   1/15/2009     $0.000000      $0.000000
    ----------   ---------     ---------      ---------
    3/31/2009    4/15/2009     $0.000000      $0.000000
    ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
    6/30/2009    7/15/2009     $0.000000      $0.000000
    ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
    9/30/2009   10/15/2009     $0.000000      $0.000000
    ---------   ----------     ---------      ---------
           Totals              $0.000000      $0.000000
           ------              ---------      ---------


     Security Description: 7.375% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred
                                     Stock
                               CUSIP: 09063H206
                            Ticker Symbol: BMR PR A


                                                        Taxable
      Record      Payable        Total      Allocable   Ordinary
        Date        Date     Distribution   to 2009     Dividend
      ------      -------    ------------  ---------   --------
                                                                   Return of
                              Per Share                            Capital
                              ---------                           ---------
    12/31/2008   1/15/2009      $0.460940   $0.460940  $0.460940   $0.000000
    ----------   ---------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
    3/31/2009    4/15/2009      $0.460940   $0.460940  $0.460940   $0.000000
    ---------    ---------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
    6/30/2009    7/15/2009      $0.460940   $0.460940  $0.460940   $0.000000
    ---------    ---------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
    9/30/2009   10/15/2009      $0.460940   $0.460940  $0.460940   $0.000000
    ---------   ----------      ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------
           Totals               $1.843760   $1.843760  $1.843760   $0.000000
           ------               ---------   ---------  ---------   ---------



                             Long-Term    Unrecaptured
      Record      Payable      Capital    Section 1250
        Date        Date        Gain          Gain
      ------      -------    ---------   ------------
    12/31/2008   1/15/2009    $0.000000      $0.000000
    ----------   ---------    ---------      ---------
    3/31/2009    4/15/2009    $0.000000      $0.000000
    ---------    ---------    ---------      ---------
    6/30/2009    7/15/2009    $0.000000      $0.000000
    ---------    ---------    ---------      ---------
    9/30/2009   10/15/2009    $0.000000      $0.000000
    ---------   ----------    ---------      ---------
           Totals             $0.000000      $0.000000
           ------             ---------      ---------


The distributions payable on January 15, 2010 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2009, as previously announced on December 15, 2009, are considered 2010 distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The company did not incur any foreign taxes during 2009. Stockholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of BioMed Realty Trust distributions.

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 114 buildings with approximately 10.5 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/.

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