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BioMed Realty Trust Announces Tax Treatment of 2010 Distributions

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) today announced the tax treatment of its 2010 distributions as follows:

Security Description: Common Stock

CUSIP: 09063H107

Ticker Symbol: BMR


Record Date

Payable Date

Total Distribution

Per Share

Allocable to 2010

Taxable Ordinary Dividend


Return of Capital

Long-Term Capital Gain

Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain

12/31/2009

1/15/2010

$0.140000

$0.140000

$0.090527

$0.049473

$0.000000

$0.000000

3/31/2010

4/15/2010

$0.140000

$0.140000

$0.090527

$0.049473

$0.000000

$0.000000

6/30/2010

7/15/2010

$0.150000

$0.150000

$0.096994

$0.053006

$0.000000

$0.000000

9/30/2010

10/15/2010

$0.170000

$0.170000

$0.109926

$0.060074

$0.000000

$0.000000

Totals

$0.600000

$0.600000

$0.387974

$0.212026

$0.000000

$0.000000


Security Description: 7.375% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

CUSIP: 09063H206

Ticker Symbol: BMR PR A


Record Date

Payable Date

Total Distribution

Per Share

Allocable to 2010

Taxable Ordinary Dividend


Return of Capital

Long-Term Capital Gain

Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain

12/31/2009

1/15/2010

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.000000

3/31/2010

4/15/2010

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.000000

6/30/2010

7/15/2010

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.000000

9/30/2010

10/15/2010

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.460940

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.000000

Totals

$1.843760

$1.843760

$1.843760

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.000000


The distributions payable on January 17, 2011 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2010, as previously announced on December 15, 2010, are considered 2011 distributions for federal income tax purposes.

The company did not incur any foreign taxes during 2010. 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 85 properties, representing 147 buildings with approximately 12.2 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 www.biomedrealty.com.

SOURCE BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.