Whitestone REIT Announces Third Quarter 2013 Dividend

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Whitestone REIT Announces Third Quarter 2013 Dividend

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Trustees of Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR - "Whitestone"), a fully integrated real estate company that owns, operates and redevelops Community Centered PropertiesTM, which are visibly located properties in established or developing culturally diverse neighborhoods, announced today that it authorized its quarterly cash dividend of $0.285 per common share and Operating Partnership ("OP") unit.

Whitestone declares quarterly distributions to holders of its common shares and OP units, which are payable monthly in three installments of $0.095 per common share and OP unit. The record and payment dates for the third quarter 2013 period are shown in the following table:

Month    Record Date    Payment Date
July7/1/137/9/13
August8/1/138/9/13
September9/3/139/11/13

About Whitestone REIT

Whitestone REIT (NYS: WSR) is a fully integrated real estate investment trust ("REIT") that owns, operates and redevelops Community Centered PropertiesTM, which are visibly located properties in established or developing culturally diverse neighborhoods. Whitestone focuses on value creation in its community centers, as it markets, leases and manages its centers to match tenants with the shared needs of surrounding neighborhoods. Operations are structured for providing cost-effective service to local service-oriented, smaller space tenants (less than 3,000 square feet). Whitestone has a diversified tenant base concentrated on service offerings including medical, education, casual dining, and convenience services. The largest of its approximately 1,100 tenants comprised less than 1.1% of its annualized base rental revenues as of March 31, 2013. Founded in 1998, the Company is internally managed with a portfolio of commercial properties in Texas, Arizona, and Illinois. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.whitestonereit.com. The Investor Relations section of the Company's website contains filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, news releases, financial reports and investor newsletters.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements included herein that state the Company's or management's intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which by their nature, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. Reference is made to the Company's regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for information or factors that may impact the Company's performance.



Whitestone REIT
David K. Holeman, 713-435-2227
Chief Financial Officer
ir@whitestonereit.com

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