Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Sale of Five Loans

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BOSTON, Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR) announced today that it has sold its interest in the loans secured directly or indirectly by Hotel Wales, Wellington Tower, 500-512 Seventh Avenue, Legacy Orchard and San Marbeya for an aggregate sales price of $42.9 million. In connection with the sale, Winthrop retained an interest only participation in each of the Legacy Orchard loan and the Hotel Wales loan entitling Winthrop to payments equal to interest at 2.5% per annum on the principal amount of the Legacy Orchard loan and 0.5% per annum on the principal amount of the Hotel Wales loan.

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 collateralized debt and REIT preferred and common stock. For more information, please visit our web-site at www.winthropreit.com.

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