TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2012) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust ("CREIT") (TSX:REF.UN) today announced its February 2012 monthly distribution in the amount of 12.00 cents per unit (C$1.44 annualized). The February distribution will be payable on March 14, 2012 to Unitholders of record February 29, 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.

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Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust
Tim McSorley
Vice President and CFO