Monteverde & Associates PC Files Class Action Lawsuit On Behalf Of Shareholders Of Select Income REIT In The U.S. District Court For The Southern District Of New York

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Notice is hereby given that Monteverde & Associates PC has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 1:18-cv-10418-GBD, on behalf of public common shareholders of Select Income REIT ("Select Income" or the "Company") (NasdaqGS: SIR) who held Select Income securities on the record date October 1, 2018 (the "Class Period"), and have been harmed by Select Income and its board of directors' (the "Board") alleged violations of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") in connection with the sale of the Company to Government Properties Income Trust ("GOV") (the "Proposed Merger").

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Under the terms of the Proposed Merger, Select Income shareholders are only anticipated to receive 1.04 shares of GOV for each Select Income share they own (the "GOV Consideration").  In addition, Select Income, which owns 45 million shares in Industrial Logistics Properties Trust ("ILPT"), will distribute to its shareholders a special dividend of 0.502 ILPT shares per Select Income shares held (the "ILPT Distribution," and together with the GOV Consideration, the "Merger Consideration"). The complaint alleges that the Merger Consideration is inadequate and that the proxy statement regarding the Proposed Merger (the "Proxy") provides shareholders with materially incomplete and misleading information about the Proposed Merger, in violation of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act.  In particular, the complaint alleges that the Proxy contains materially incomplete and misleading information concerning: (i) critical projected financial information; (ii) the valuation analyses performed by the Company's financial advisor, UBS Securities LLC ("UBS"), in support of its fairness opinions; (iii) the conflicts of interest faced by UBS; and (iv) the background of the Proposed Merger. The special meeting of Select Income shareholders to vote on the Proposed Merger is currently scheduled for December 20, 2018.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 15, 2019. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.

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Monteverde & Associates PC is a national class action securities and consumer litigation law firm committed that has recovered millions of dollars and is committed to protecting shareholders and consumers from corporate wrongdoing.  Monteverde & Associates PC lawyers have significant experience litigating mergers & acquisitions and securities class actions, whereby they protect investors by recovering money and remedying corporate misconduct. Mr. Monteverde, who leads the legal team at the firm, has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Securities Litigation in 2013, 2017, and 2018, an award given to less than 2.5% of attorneys in a particular field.  He has also been selected by Martindale-Hubbell as a 2017 Top Rated Lawyer.

Juan E. Monteverde, Esq.
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave, Suite 4405
New York, NY 10118
United States of America
Tel: (212) 971-1341

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