Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Announces Tax Reporting Information for 2011 Distributions

NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq:ROIC), announced today the federal tax treatment of the 2011 distributions on its shares of common stock (“Shares”) (CUSIP #7613N10) and units, each consisting of one Share and one warrant exercisable for one Share (CUSIP #76131N20). The federal tax treatment of the 2011 distributions as it is expected to be reported on Form 1099-DIV is as follows:

         
Record Date Payable Date Total Distribution
per Share
Ordinary Income
per Share (1)
Return of Capital
per Share
 3/15/2011  3/31/2011 $0.080000  $0.054066  $0.025934
 5/31/2011  6/15/2011 $0.090000  $0.060825   $0.029175
 8/31/2011  9/15/2011 $0.100000  $0.067583   $0.032417
11/14/2011 11/30/2011 $0.120000  $0.081099   $0.038901

1 Ordinary Income per Share is non-qualified dividend income.

Stockholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of ROIC’s distributions.

About Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.

Retail Opportunity Investments Corporation (Nasdaq:ROIC) (the “Company”) is a fully-integrated real estate company that qualifies as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The Company is focused on investing in, acquiring, owning, leasing, repositioning and managing a diverse portfolio of necessity-based retail properties, including, well-located community and neighborhood shopping centers, anchored by national or regional supermarkets and drugstores. The Company targets properties strategically situated in densely populated, middle and upper income markets in western and eastern regions of the United States. Additional company information is available at www.roicreit.com

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CONTACT: Liz Coughlin, Investor Relations          Retail Opportunity Investments Corp.          914-620-2702          lcoughlin@roireit.net

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