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Winthrop Realty Trust Sells 52% of Its Interest in Cedar Realty Trust

BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR) announced today that it sold 3,250,000 of its 6,250,716 common shares in Cedar Realty Trust for net proceeds of approximately $17.1 million. Winthrop's average aggregate cost for such shares was approximately $12.3 million.

About Winthrop Realty Trust

Winthrop Realty Trust, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on acquiring, owning, operating and investing in real property as well as real estate financial instruments including CMBS, bonds, REIT preferred and common stock. For more information, please visit our web-site at www.winthropreit.com.

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