Winthrop Realty Trust Closes Public Offering of 2,750,000 Common Shares

BOSTON, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR) ("Winthrop") today announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 2,750,000 common shares of beneficial interest at a price of $11.45 per share. Winthrop received net proceeds of $30,250,000 after the underwriting discount but prior to offering expenses. The underwriters have an option to purchase an additional 412,500 common shares at any time on or prior to October 30, 2013 in connection with the offering.

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and JMP Securities LLC acted as joint book-runners for the offering.

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state.

Winthrop Realty Trust is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Additional information on Winthrop Realty Trust is available on its web site at

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CONTACT: Winthrop Realty Trust Beverly Bergman Investor or Media Inquiries Phone: (617) 570-4614; e-mail: bbergman@firstwinthrop.comSource:Winthrop Realty Trust