BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BRE) today announced the 2010 dividend tax status of its distributions to shareholders. The 2010 distribution classifications are:
2010 Dividend Tax Status
             
Common Shares Distribution (CUSIP 05564E106):            
Record Payment Cash Distribution Taxable Ordinary Qualifying Long- Term Unrecaptured Return of
Date   Date   Per Share   Dividend   Dividend   Capital Gain   Section 1250 Gain   Capital
3/15/2010 3/31/2010 $0.375000 $0.183822 $0.000000 $0.191178 $0.106356 $0.000000
6/15/2010 6/30/2010 $0.375000 $0.183822 $0.000000 $0.191178 $0.106356 $0.000000
9/15/2010 9/30/2010 $0.375000 $0.183822 $0.000000 $0.191178 $0.106356 $0.000000
12/15/2010 12/31/2010   $0.375000   $0.183822   $0.000000   $0.191178   $0.106356   $0.000000
Total:   $1.500000   $0.735288   $0.000000   $0.764712   $0.425424   $0.000000
Percentage:   100%   49%   0%   51%   28%   0%
 
Series C Preferred Distribution (CUSIP 05564E502):            
Record Payment Cash Distribution Taxable Ordinary Qualifying Long- Term Unrecaptured Return of
Date   Date   Per Share   Dividend   Dividend   Capital Gain   Section 1250 Gain   Capital
3/15/2010 3/31/2010 $0.421875 $0.206800 $0.000000 $0.215075 $0.119651 $0.000000
6/15/2010 6/30/2010 $0.421875 $0.206800 $0.000000 $0.215075 $0.119651 $0.000000
9/15/2010 9/30/2010 $0.421875 $0.206800 $0.000000 $0.215075 $0.119651 $0.000000
12/15/2010 12/31/2010   $0.421875   $0.206800   $0.000000   $0.215075   $0.119651   $0.000000
Total:   $1.687500   $0.827200   $0.000000   $0.860300   $0.478604   $0.000000
Percentage:   100%   49%   0%   51%   28%   0%
 
Series D Preferred Distribution (CUSIP 05564E601):            
Record Payment Cash Distribution Taxable Ordinary Qualifying Long- Term Unrecaptured Return of
Date   Date   Per Share   Dividend   Dividend   Capital Gain   Section 1250 Gain   Capital
3/15/2010 3/31/2010 $0.421875 $0.206800 $0.000000 $0.215075 $0.119651 $0.000000
6/15/2010 6/30/2010 $0.421875 $0.206800 $0.000000 $0.215075 $0.119651 $0.000000
9/15/2010 9/30/2010 $0.421875 $0.206800 $0.000000 $0.215075 $0.119651 $0.000000
12/15/2010 12/31/2010   $0.421875   $0.206800   $0.000000   $0.215075   $0.119651   $0.000000
Total:   $1.687500   $0.827200   $0.000000   $0.860300   $0.478604   $0.000000
Percentage:   100%   49%   0%   51%   28%   0%

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services will distribute copies of IRS Form 1099-DIV to 2010 shareholders of record of BRE's common and preferred stock. Shareholders who held BRE's stock in "street name" during 2010 will receive the form from their bank, brokerage or nominee. BRE recommends shareholders consult a tax professional to determine how distributions should be reported on state and federal tax forms.

About BRE Properties

BRE Properties, based in San Francisco, Calif., owns and manages apartment communities convenient to its residents’ work, shopping, entertainment and transit in supply-constrained Western U.S. markets. BRE directly owns and operates 76 apartment communities totaling 21,622 units in California, Arizona and Washington. The company invests in communities through acquisition and development, and currently has five properties in various stages of development and construction, totaling 1,576 units, and joint-venture interests in 13 additional apartment communities, totaling 4,080 units. BRE Properties is a real estate investment trust (REIT) listed in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information on BRE Properties, please visit our website at www.breproperties.com. (Property data as of 9/30/10)

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements regarding the company’s capital resources, portfolio performance and results of operations, and is based on the company’s current expectations and judgment. You should not rely on these statements as predictions of future events because there is no assurance that the events or circumstances reflected in the statements can be achieved or will occur. Forward-looking statements are identified by words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” or “anticipates” or their negative form or other variations, or by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. The following factors, among others, could affect actual results and future events: defaults or nonrenewal of leases, increased interest rates and operating costs, failure to obtain necessary outside financing, difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and in effecting acquisitions, failure to successfully integrate acquired properties and operations, inability to dispose of assets that no longer meet our investment criteria under applicable terms and conditions, risks and uncertainties affecting property development and construction (including construction delays, cost overruns, inability to obtain necessary permits and public opposition to such activities), failure to qualify as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and increases in real property tax rates. The company’s success also depends on general economic trends, including interest rates, tax laws, governmental regulation, legislation, population changes and other factors, including those risk factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K as they may be updated from time to time by the company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC. Do not rely solely on forward-looking statements, which only reflect management’s analysis. The company assumes no obligation to update this information. For more details, refer to the company’s SEC filings, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

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