InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust
TSX : IIP.UN
TSX : IIP.DB

InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust

March 02, 2009 17:05 ET

InterRent Confirms Receipt of Proposals

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) -

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InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:IIP.UN)(TSX:IIP.DB) ("InterRent") confirms that on February 27, 2009 it received a proposal from NorthWest Value Partners Inc. ("NorthWest") to enter into a board supported transaction regarding the potential acquisition by NorthWest of all of the issued and outstanding units of InterRent, which proposal was subject to certain conditions, including the negotiation of a support agreement and completion of satisfactory due diligence.

InterRent has also received a proposal today from another third party in connection with a strategic transaction, and intends to pursue discussions with both parties from whom proposals have been received, as well as others in an effort to maximize value for InterRent unitholders.

The Board of Trustees has engaged Scotia Capital Inc. as its financial advisor to assist it in evaluating alternatives, including, without limitation, a take-over bid or other change of control transaction, recapitalization, asset acquisitions or dispositions, private placement or other transaction. Unitholders will be advised of progress in that regard as appropriate.

About InterRent

InterRent is a real estate investment trust engaged in building unitholder value through the accretive acquisition, ownership and operation of strategically located income producing multi-residential real estate, with 4,027 apartment suites under ownership.

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