TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2012) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REF.UN) ("CREIT") today announced its September 2012 monthly distribution in the amount of 12.42 cents per unit (C$1.49 annualized). The September distribution will be payable on October 15, 2012 to Unitholders of record September 28, 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