Whitestone REIT Announces Date of 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) ("Whitestone"), a fully integrated real estate company that owns, operates and redevelops Community Centered PropertiesTM announced today that its Board of Trustees has set the company's annual meeting of shareholders for May 11, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. CDT. The meeting will be held at the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel, located at 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, Texas 77042.

The record date for determining shareholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the annual meeting will be the close of business on February 12, 2015.

About Whitestone REIT

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) is a fully integrated real estate investment trust ("REIT") that owns, manages, operates, leases and repositions and redevelops Value–Add Community Centered PropertiesTM. Whitestone focuses on value creation in its community centers, concentrating on local service-oriented tenants that comprise approximately 70% of its tenants. Whitestone's diversified tenant base provides service offerings including medical, education, casual dining, and convenience services. The largest of its 1,272 tenants comprised less than 1.8 % of its annualized base rental revenues as of September 30, 2014. Founded in 1998, the Company is internally managed with a portfolio of 63 commercial properties in Texas, Arizona, and Illinois. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.whitestonereit.com.

CONTACT: Whitestone REIT: Suzy Taylor, Director of Investor Relations (713) 435 2219 STaylor@WhitestoneREIT.com

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