Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced a regular quarterly common share distribution of $0.45 per common share ($1.80 per share per year). This distribution will be paid to HPT’s common shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 26, 2012 and distributed on or about May 24, 2012. Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns 290 hotels and 185 travel centers located in 44 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the New York Stock Exchange. No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.