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Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Named To Washington Business Journal’s List Of Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (WRIT) (NYSE: WRE) was named one of Greater Washington’s Healthiest Employers by the Washington Business Journal on September 20, 2012, ranking second among companies with 250-499 employees.

The Healthiest Employers awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace, and measures wellness programming in categories such as culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis.

“We are proud to accept this award as a testament to the steps taken by our Human Resources department and Health and Wellness Committee to educate and empower our employees to make their health a priority,” said Laura Franklin, Executive Vice President of Administration of WRIT.

WRIT is a self-administered, self-managed, equity real estate investment trust investing in income-producing properties in the greater Washington metro region. WRIT owns a diversified portfolio of 71 properties totaling approximately 9 million square feet of commercial space and 2,540 residential units, and land held for development. These 71 properties consist of 26 office properties, 18 medical office properties, 16 retail centers and 11 multifamily properties. WRIT shares are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: WRE).

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, the potential for federal government budget reductions, changes in general and local economic and real estate market conditions, the timing and pricing of lease transactions, the effect of the current credit and financial market conditions, the availability and cost of capital, fluctuations in interest rates, tenants' financial conditions, levels of competition, the effect of government regulation, the impact of newly adopted accounting principles, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with the SEC, including our 2011 Form 10-K and second quarter 2012 Form 10-Q. We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.



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