Government Properties Income Trust (NYSE: GOV) today announced a regular quarterly common share distribution of $0.42 per common share ($1.68 per share per year). This distribution will be paid to GOV’s common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 23, 2012 and distributed on or about August 22, 2012. Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns properties leased primarily to the U.S. Government and state governments located throughout the United States. GOV is headquartered in Newton, MA. 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.