CORRECTING and REPLACING Whitestone Announces Date of 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

CORRECTION...by Whitestone REIT

HOUSTON--()--First graph, first sentence of release dated Feb. 20, 2013, should read: Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) announced today that its Board of Trustees has set the company’s annual meeting of shareholders for May 20, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. CDT. (sted Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) announced today that its Board of Trustees has set the company’s annual meeting of shareholders for May 21, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. CDT).

The corrected release reads:

WHITESTONE ANNOUNCES DATE OF 2013 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) announced today that its Board of Trustees has set the company’s annual meeting of shareholders for May 20, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. CDT. The meeting will be held at the Houstonian Hotel, located at 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas 77024.

The record date for determining shareholders entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the annual meeting will be the close of business on March 22, 2013.

About Whitestone REIT
Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR) is 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. Whitestone focuses on value-creation in its 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, and casual dining. The largest of its approximately 1,100 tenants comprises less than 1.5% of its rental revenues. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and 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.

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.

Contacts

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

Release Summary

Whitestone REIT announces their 2012 shareholders meeting.

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Contacts

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