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Brandywine Realty Trust Names Jennifer Matthews Rice Senior Vice President and General Counsel

RADNOR, Pa., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Brandywine Realty Trust (the "Company") (BDN) announced today that Jennifer Matthews Rice has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  In her previous capacity, she served as interim General Counsel and Vice President.  Jennifer joined the Company in 2012 and prior to becoming interim General Counsel served as associate General Counsel for the company.

Prior to joining the Company, Jennifer was Fund Real Estate Counsel for Exeter Property Group, General Counsel for Preferred Real Estate Investments and an attorney with Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Ronald D. Castille, the now-retired Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  Jennifer earned a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College and JD from Temple University School of Law.

"We are delighted to announce the promotion of Jennifer Matthews Rice as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel," said Gerard H. Sweeney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Realty Trust.  "Jennifer has been an outstanding leader of our legal group and a key member of our senior executive team.  Our entire team congratulates Jennifer on this promotion and looks forward to working with her as we continue our business plan execution."

About Brandywine Realty Trust

Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) is one of the largest, publicly traded, full-service, integrated real estate companies in the United States with a core focus in the Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Austin markets.  Organized as a real estate investment trust (REIT), we own, develop, lease and manage an urban, town center and transit-oriented portfolio comprising 210 properties and 27.6 million square feet as of December 31, 2016, which excludes assets held for sale.  Our purpose is to shape, connect and inspire the world around us through our expertise, the relationships we foster, the communities in which we live and work, and the history we build together.  For more information, please visit www.brandywinerealty.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our and our affiliates' actual results, performance, achievements or transactions to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or transactions expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such risks, uncertainties and other factors relate to, among others: our ability to lease vacant space and to renew or relet space under expiring leases at expected levels; competition with other real estate companies for tenants; the potential loss or bankruptcy of major tenants; interest rate levels; the availability of debt, equity or other financing; risks of acquisitions, dispositions and developments, including the cost of construction delays and cost overruns; unanticipated operating and capital costs; our ability to obtain adequate insurance, including coverage for terrorist acts; dependence upon certain geographic markets; and general and local economic and real estate conditions, including the extent and duration of adverse changes that affect the industries in which our tenants operate.  Additional information on factors which could impact us and the forward-looking statements contained herein are included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.  We assume no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events except as required by law.

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