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Winthrop Realty Trust Redeems Its 7.75% Senior Notes Due 2022

BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR) ("Winthrop") announced today that the previously announced redemption of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Senior Notes") in full effective August 15, 2015 has been completed. The aggregate redemption price paid was $72,635,081.42 (or $25.484375 per $25.00 face amount Senior Note) which represented the face amount of the Senior Notes outstanding (less Senior Notes held by Winthrop) plus accrued and unpaid interest thereon to, but not including, August 15, 2015. As a result of the redemption, trading of the Senior Notes has been terminated.

About Winthrop Realty Trust

Winthrop, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT). In August 2014, Winthrop's shareholders adopted a plan of liquidation pursuant to which Winthrop is liquidating and winding down and, in connection therewith, is seeking to sell its assets in an orderly fashion to maximize shareholder value. For more information, please visit our web-site at www.winthropreit.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. With the exception of the historical information contained in this news release, the matters described herein contain "forward-looking" statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or collectively impact the matters herein described. These are detailed from time to time in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's SEC reports. Further information relating to the Company's financial position, results of operations, and investor information is contained in the Company's annual and quarterly reports filed with the SEC and available for download at its website www.winthropreit.com or at the SEC website www.sec.gov.

CONTACT: Winthrop Realty Trust Carolyn Tiffany Investor or Media Inquiries Phone: (617) 570-4614; e-mail: ctiffany@firstwinthrop.comSource:Winthrop Realty Trust