Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT
TSX : CSH.UN

Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT

May 15, 2009 09:35 ET

Chartwell REIT Announces May 2009 Distribution

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2009) - Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:CSH.UN)("Chartwell REIT") announced today a cash distribution of $0.06167 per Trust Unit for the month of May, 2009. The cash distribution will be payable on June 15, 2009 to Unitholders of record on May 29, 2009.

Unitholders can participate in Chartwell's Unitholder Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). Eligible investors registered in the DRIP will have their monthly cash distributions used to purchase Trust Units, and will also receive bonus Units equal to 3% of their monthly cash distributions. The Plan offers Unitholders the opportunity to steadily increase their ownership in Chartwell REIT without incurring any commissions or brokerage fees. Complete details of the DRIP are available on Chartwell REIT's website at www.chartwellreit.ca or from a Unitholder's investment advisor.

Chartwell is an investment trust focused on generating sustainable, stable and growing cash distributions from owning and managing a complete spectrum of seniors housing communities. It is one of the largest participants in the North American seniors housing business. Chartwell will capitalize on the strong demographic trends present in its markets to maximize the value of its existing portfolio of seniors housing facilities, and prudently avail itself of opportunities to grow internally and through accretive acquisitions.

Certain statements contained in this news release may include forward-looking information with respect to Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust's operations and future financial results. Such statements are based on current expectations, are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks, and actual results may differ materially from those contained in such statements. These uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, availability of resources, competitive pressures, changes in market activity and regulatory requirements. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.

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