SOURCE: Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust

Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust

May 19, 2016 10:50 ET

Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Announces an Increase in Distributions Effective With the May 2016 Distribution

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust ("CREIT") (TSX: REF.UN) today announced it will increase its monthly distribution to 15.25 cents per Unit effective for the May 2016 monthly distribution. This will increase the distribution to C$1.83 per Unit on an annualized basis from the current level of C$1.80 per Unit, an increase of 1.7%.

Stephen Johnson, CREIT's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are delighted to announce this increase in our monthly distribution, following our strong financial performance in 2015 and in the first quarter of 2016. This will be the 15th consecutive year in which CREIT investors have received higher year-over-year distributions per Unit. We are extremely proud of this remarkable track record."

The May 2016 distribution will be payable on June 14, 2016 to Unitholders of record as at May 31, 2016.

CREIT is a real estate investment trust focused on accumulating and aggressively managing a portfolio of high-quality real estate assets and delivering the benefits of real estate ownership to Unitholders. The primary benefit is a reliable and, over time, increasing monthly cash distribution. CREIT owns a diversified portfolio of retail, industrial and office properties.

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