Wells Timberland REIT declares Q3 stock dividend that annualizes to 2%, to be credited to holders in September

NORCROSS, Georgia , July 26, 2011 (press release) – The Board of Directors for Wells Timberland REIT Inc. has declared a daily noncompounding stock dividend for stockholders of record during the period from June 16 to September 15, 2011, at a rate per share that annualizes to a 2 percent stock dividend. This stock dividend will be credited to stockholders' accounts in September.

“The Board is pleased to announce this stock dividend for our stockholders.”

"We continue to be enthused about timberland as an asset class, and encouraged by the operating position of the REIT," said Leo Wells, president of Wells Timberland REIT. "The Board is pleased to announce this stock dividend for our stockholders."

Wells Timberland REIT is a public, nontraded REIT that began operations in 2006 and now manages over 300,000 acres of commercial timberland in central Georgia and Alabama. Wells Timberland REIT owns more than 222,000 acres and leases an additional 82,000 acres from third parties. For more information, visit www.WellsTimberland.com.

Wells Timberland REIT is advised by Wells Real Estate Funds. Wells Real Estate Funds is a national real estate investment company founded in suburban Atlanta in 1984. In its history, Wells investment offerings - current and closed - have invested more than $11 billion in real estate for more than 250,000 investors. For more information, visit www.WellsREF.com.

Annualized percentage rate represents only a hypothetical calculation, not a projection or indication of future distributions, which are declared on a quarterly basis. Distributions are not guaranteed.

Wells Timberland REIT will close to new investments on December 31, 2011.

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