BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Saul Centers, Inc. (NYSE: BFS), an equity real estate investment trust (REIT), announced today the income tax treatment for its 2010 dividends. The Company declared and paid four quarterly dividends totaling $1.44 per share of Common Stock during 2010. For tax purposes, 70.0% of the dividends ( $1.008 per common share) are characterized as ordinary income and 30.0% of the dividends ( $0.432 per common share) are characterized as return of capital. The Company declared and paid four dividends totaling $2.00 per depositary share on its Series A 8% Preferred Stock during 2010. The Company also declared and paid four dividends totaling $2.25 per depositary share on its Series B 9% Preferred Stock during 2010. For tax purposes, 100.0% of all the Preferred Stock dividends are characterized as ordinary income. The information will be reported to shareholders on Form 1099-DIV. Saul Centers is a self-managed, self-administered equity real estate investment trust headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Saul Centers currently operates and manages a real estate portfolio of 54 community and neighborhood shopping centers and mixed-use properties totaling approximately 8.9 million square feet of leasable area. Over 83% of the Company's cash flow is generated from properties in the metropolitan Washington, DC/ Baltimore area. More information about Saul Centers, Inc. is available on the Company's website at www.SaulCenters.com. SOURCE Saul Centers, Inc.