Hospitality Properties Trust (Nasdaq: HPT) today announced that the characterization of dividends for 2016 income tax reporting purposes is as follows:

Common Shares
               
Dividend Allocation
Per Share
            Unrecaptured    
Declaration Record Paid/Payable Dividends Ordinary Qualified Capital Section 1250 Return of

Dates

Dates

Dates

Per Share

Income

Dividend

Gain

Gain

Capital
01/11/16 01/22/16 02/23/16 $0.5000 $0.4662 $0.0030 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0308
04/13/16 04/25/16 05/19/16 $0.5100 $0.4755 $0.0030 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0315
07/12/16 07/22/16 08/18/16 $0.5100 $0.4755 $0.0030 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0315
10/11/16 10/21/16 11/17/16 $0.5100 $0.4755 $0.0030 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0315
TOTALS: $2.0300 $1.8927 $0.0121 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.1252
100.00% 93.23% 0.600% 00.00% 00.00% 06.17%

HPT's common share CUSIP number is 44106M102. This information represents final income allocations.

Series D Preferred Shares
               
Dividend Allocation
Per Share
            Unrecaptured    
Declaration Record Paid/Payable Dividends Ordinary Qualified Capital Section 1250 Return of

Dates

Dates

Dates

Per Share

Income

Dividend

Gain

Gain

Capital
12/01/15 12/31/15 01/15/16 $0.4453 $0.4427 $0.0027 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
03/01/16 03/31/16 04/15/16 $0.4453 $0.4427 $0.0027 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
06/01/16 06/30/16 07/15/16 $0.4453 $0.4427 $0.0027 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
09/01/16 09/30/16 10/17/16 $0.4453 $0.4427 $0.0027 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
TOTALS: $1.7813 $1.7706 $0.0106 $0.0000 $0.0000 $0.0000
100.00% 99.40% 0.600% 00.00% 00.00% 00.00%

HPT's Series D preferred share CUSIP number is 44106M607. This information represents final income allocations.

Shareholders should look to IRS Form 1099-DIV for their tax reporting. This press release is not intended to replace the Form 1099-DIV.

Hospitality Properties Trust is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, which owns a diverse portfolio of hotels and travel centers located in 45 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. HPT's properties are operated under long term management or lease agreements. HPT is managed by the operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR), an alternative asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.

A Maryland Real Estate Investment Trust with transferable shares of beneficial interest listed on the Nasdaq. No shareholder, Trustee or officer is personally liable for any act or obligation of the Trust.

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