Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Announces May 2012 Distribution

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (REF-UN.TO - News) ("CREIT") today announced its May 2012 monthly distribution in the amount of 12.42 cents per unit (C$1.49 annualized). The May distribution will be payable on June 14, 2012 to Unitholders of record May 31, 2012.

CREIT is a real estate investment trust focused on accumulating 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, office and industrial properties.