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Whitestone REIT’s Board of Trustees Declares First Quarter 2017 Dividends

HOUSTON, Dec. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) (“Whitestone” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Trustees has declared a quarterly cash dividend for the 2017 first quarter of 28.5 cents per share on the Company’s common stock and Operating Partnership units. The first quarter dividend will be paid in three installments of 9.5 cents each as detailed below:

Month Record Date Payment Date
January 1/4/2017 1/12/2017
February 2/3/2017 2/10/2017
March 3/3/2017 3/10/2017

About Whitestone REIT

Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) is a fully integrated pure play retail real estate investment trust (“REIT”) that acquires, owns, manages, develops and redevelops high quality Ecommerce-resistant neighborhood, community and lifestyle retail centers. Whitestone’s 55 properties, covering approximately 4.4 million square feet are located in business-friendly Phoenix, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, which are among the fastest-growing large US population centers with highly educated workforces, high household incomes and strong job growth. Since the IPO in August 2010, Whitestone’s strategy to target shifting consumer behavior and purchasing patterns by partnering with national, regional and local tenants to provide daily necessities, needed services and conveniences that are not readily available online has delivered compound annual growth rates of 38%, 23%, 25% and 32% in net income, revenue, NOI, and FFO Core, respectively. Visit www.whitestonereit.com for additional information.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). The Company intends for all such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe-harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, as applicable. Such information is subject to certain risks and uncertainties, as well as known and unknown risks, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Therefore, such statements are not intended to be a guarantee of the Company’s performance in future periods. Such forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the Company’s use of forward-looking terminology, such as “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue” or similar words or phrases that are predictions of future events or trends and which do not relate solely to historical matters, and include, without limitation, the Company’s beliefs and intentions regarding the impact and results of the disposition and transition to a pure-play retail REIT and other factors detailed in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents the Company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cannot guarantee the accuracy of any such forward-looking statements contained in this press release, and the Company does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Whitestone REIT Contact: Marek Ciszewski, J.D. Director of Investor Relations M: (713) 435-2219 mciszewski@whitestonereit.com

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