First Potomac Realty Trust Announces Tax Reporting Information For 2016 Common And Preferred Share Distributions

Company Release - 2/2/2017 4:30 PM ET

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO), a leading owner and operator of office and business park properties in the greater Washington D.C. region, today announced the tax reporting information (Federal 1099) for the 2016 distributions on its common shares, as well as its preferred shares (which were fully redeemed over the course of 2016). The information in this release is based on the preliminary results of the Company's tax filings and is subject to correction or adjustment when the filings are completed.

The income tax treatment for the 2016 distributions for First Potomac Realty Trust Common Shares CUSIP# 33610F109 traded on the NYSE under ticker symbol "FPO" is as follows:

 




Distribution Type

Record Dates

Payment Dates

Distributions
per Share

Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend

Total
Capital
Gain

Return of
Capital


2/9/2016

2/16/2016

$0.15

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.150000


5/9/2016

5/16/2016

$0.10

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.100000


8/8/2016

8/15/2016

$0.10

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.100000


11/8/2016

11/15/2016

$0.10

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.100000



TOTALS

$0.45

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.450000



PERCENT


0.00%

0.00%

100.00%


 

The income tax treatment for the 2016 distributions for the First Potomac Realty Trust 7.750% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares ("Series A Preferred Shares") CUSIP# 33610F307, which traded on the NYSE under ticker symbol "FPO-PA" prior to their delisting on July 6, 2016, is as follows:

 




Distribution Type

Record Dates

Payment
Dates(1)

Distributions
per Share

Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend

Total
Capital
Gain

Return of
Capital


2/9/2016

2/16/2016

$0.484375

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.484375


5/9/2016

5/16/2016

$0.484375

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.484375



TOTALS

$0.968750

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.968750



PERCENT


0.00%

0.00%

100.00%




(1)     

The Company redeemed all of its previously outstanding 6,400,000 Series A Preferred Shares pursuant to three separate redemptions during 2016 as detailed in the table below, the specifics of which are as follows:  2,200,000 shares were redeemed on January 19, 2016; 3,600,000 shares were redeemed on April 27, 2016; and 600,000 were redeemed in the final redemption on July 6, 2016.

 

 



Distribution Type

Redemption
Dates

Distributions
per Share(2)

Ordinary
Taxable
Dividend

Total
Capital
Gain

Return of
Capital


1/19/2016

$0.336957

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.336957


4/24/2016

$0.382118

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.382118


7/6/2016

$0.269097

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.269097


TOTALS

$0.988172

$0.000000

$0.000000

$0.988172


PERCENT


0.00%

0.00%

100.00%




(2)

All accrued dividends up to, but not including, the redemption dates were paid upon each redemption. The Series A Preferred Shares were delisted from trading on the New York Stock Exchange on July 6, 2016, the final redemption date.

 

The Company did not incur any foreign taxes during 2016. The information set forth above represents preliminary income allocations.

There is no additional tax implication for shareholders subject to alternative minimum tax. Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment for First Potomac Realty Trust common and preferred share distributions.

Forward Looking Statements

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the income tax treatment for the 2016 distributions, are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include changes in general or regional economic conditions; the Company's ability to timely lease or re-lease space at current or anticipated rents; changes in interest rates; changes in operating costs; the Company's ability to complete acquisitions and dispositions on attractive terms, or at all; the Company's ability to manage its current debt levels and repay or refinance its indebtedness upon maturity or other required payment dates; the Company's ability to maintain financial covenant compliance under its debt agreements; the Company's ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures; any impact of the informal inquiry initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"); the Company's ability to obtain debt and/or financing on attractive terms, or at all; and other risks detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and described from time to time in our filings with the SEC. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. For forward-looking statements herein, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.

About First Potomac Realty Trust

First Potomac Realty Trust is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust that focuses on owning, operating, developing and redeveloping office and business park properties in the greater Washington, D.C. region.  FPO common shares (NYSE: FPO) are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.  As of September 30, 2016, our consolidated portfolio totaled 6.7 million square feet. Based on annualized cash basis rent, our portfolio consists of 65% office properties and 35% business park and industrial properties. A key element of First Potomac's overarching strategy is its dedication to sustainability. Over one million square feet of First Potomac property is LEED Certified and over half of the portfolio's multi-story office square footage is LEED or Energy Star Certified.  

 

Company Contact:
Randy L. Haugh
(240) 235-5573
rhaugh@first-potomac.com

 

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