Hospitality Properties Trust (NYSE: HPT) today announced that its board of trustees has declared the regular quarterly dividend on HPT's Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares. A distribution of $0.4375 per Series C preferred share is payable on or about August 15, 2012, to holders of record at the close of business on July 31, 2012. Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns or leases 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.