January 18, 2017

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Announces Tax Reporting Information for 2016 Distributions

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC), announced today the federal tax treatment of the 2016 distributions on its shares of common stock. The federal tax treatment of the 2016 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
Share1
 Return of
Capital
per
Share
         
3/16/2016 3/30/2016 $0.18000 $0.13945 $0.04055
6/15/2016 6/29/2016 $0.18000 $0.13945 $0.04055
9/15/2016 9/29/2016 $0.18000 $ 0.13945 $0.04055
12/15/2016 12/29/2016 $0.18000 $0.13945 $0.04055

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 Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC), is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of grocery-anchored shopping centers located in densely-populated, metropolitan markets across the West Coast.  As of September 30, 2016, ROIC owned 79 shopping centers encompassing approximately 9.2 million square feet.  ROIC is the largest publicly-traded, grocery-anchored shopping center REIT focused exclusively on the West Coast.  ROIC is a member of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and has investment-grade corporate debt ratings from Moody's Investor Services and Standard & Poor's.  Additional information is available at: www.roireit.net.

When used herein, the words "believes," "anticipates," "projects," "should," "estimates," "expects," "guidance" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements with the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and in Section 21F of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Certain statements contained herein may 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 which may cause the actual results of ROIC to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.   Information regarding such risks and factors is described in ROIC's filings with the SEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which is available at: www.roireit.net.

Contact:
Ashley Rubino, Investor Relations
858-255-4913
arubino@roireit.net


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