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Winthrop Realty Trust Announces Sale of Its Greensboro, North Carolina Property

BOSTON, May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Winthrop Realty Trust (NYSE:FUR) ("Winthrop") announced today that its 284 unit multi-family property located in Greensboro, North Carolina commonly known as Lake Brandt Apartments was sold for a gross sales price of $20,000,000.  After satisfying the debt encumbering the property and closing costs, net proceeds to Winthrop were approximately $6,300,000, which amount is consistent with the most recently reported liquidation value attributable to this property. 

About Winthrop Realty Trust

Winthrop, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT).  Winthrop's shareholders have adopted a plan of liquidation pursuant to which Winthrop is liquidating and winding down and, in connection therewith, is seeking to sell its assets in an orderly fashion to maximize shareholder value.  For more information, please visit our web-site at www.winthropreit.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  With the exception of the historical information contained in this news release, the matters described herein contain "forward-looking" statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or collectively impact the matters herein described.  These are detailed from time to time in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's SEC reports.  Further information relating to the Company's financial position, results of operations, and investor information is contained in the Company's annual and quarterly reports filed with the SEC and available for download at its website www.winthropreit.com or at the SEC website www.sec.gov.

Contact at Winthrop Realty Trust
Carolyn Tiffany
Investor or Media Inquiries
Phone: (617) 570-4614; e-mail: ctiffany@firstwinthrop.com