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Government Properties Income Trust Announces Results of Special Meeting of Shareholders

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Shareholders Approve the Issuance of Common Shares in the Merger with
Select Income REIT to Form a Combined Company Called Office Properties
Income Trust

Government Properties Income Trust (NASDAQ:GOV) announced the results
of its Special Meeting of Shareholders held earlier today as follows.

Shareholders approved the issuance of GOV common shares in the merger
with Select Income REIT (NASDAQ:SIR), with 90.1% of the shares that
voted voting in favor. GOV expects the merger to become effective on
December 31, 2018. As part of the merger, the combined company will
change its name to Office Properties Income Trust and will trade on the
Nasdaq under the ticker "OPI".

Government Properties Income Trust is a real estate investment trust, or
REIT, which primarily owns properties located throughout the United
States that are majority leased to government tenants and office
properties in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. market area that are
leased to government and private sector tenants. GOV is managed by the
operating subsidiary of The RMR Group Inc. (NASDAQ:RMR), an alternative
asset management company that is headquartered in Newton, MA.

WARNING CONCERNING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS STATEMENTS THAT CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING
STATEMENTS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION
REFORM ACT OF 1995 AND OTHER SECURITIES LAWS. ALSO, WHENEVER GOV USES
WORDS SUCH AS "BELIEVE", "EXPECT", "ANTICIPATE", "INTEND", "PLAN",
"ESTIMATE", "WILL", "MAY" AND NEGATIVES OR DERIVATIVES OF THESE OR
SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS, GOV, IS MAKING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED UPON GOV'S PRESENT INTENT, BELIEFS
OR EXPECTATIONS, BUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO
OCCUR AND MAY NOT OCCUR. ACTUAL RESULTS MAY DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE
CONTAINED IN OR IMPLIED BY GOV'S FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT
OF VARIOUS FACTORS. FOR EXAMPLE:

  • THE CLOSING OF THE MERGER IS SUBJECT TO THE SATISFACTION OR WAIVER OF
    CERTAIN CONDITIONS. GOV AND SIR CANNOT BE SURE THAT ALL THE CONDITIONS
    WILL BE SATISFIED OR WAIVED. ACCORDINGLY, THE MERGER MAY NOT CLOSE
    WHEN EXPECTED OR AT ALL, OR THE TERMS OF THE MERGER AND THE OTHER
    TRANSACTIONS MAY CHANGE.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN GOV'S AND SIR'S FILINGS WITH THE SECURITIES
AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, OR SEC, INCLUDING UNDER "RISK FACTORS" IN GOV'S
REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON FORM S-4, OR THE FORM S-4, AND THE JOINT PROXY
STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS OF GOV AND SIR CONTAINED THEREIN, AND IN GOV'S AND
SIR'S PERIODIC REPORTS, OR INCORPORATED THEREIN, IDENTIFIES OTHER
IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT COULD CAUSE GOV'S AND SIR'S ACTUAL RESULTS TO
DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE STATED IN OR IMPLIED BY GOV'S AND SIR'S
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. GOV'S AND SIR'S FILINGS WITH THE SEC ARE
AVAILABLE ON THE SEC'S WEBSITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV.

YOU SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE UPON FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS.

EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY LAW, GOV DOES NOT INTEND TO UPDATE OR CHANGE ANY
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS AS A RESULT OF NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS
OR OTHERWISE.

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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