VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2013) -


Partners Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT" or "Partners REIT") (TSX:PAR.UN) is pleased to announce the exercise in full by the underwriters of the over-allotment option (the "Over-Allotment Option") relating to its previously announced offering (the "Offering") of $20,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures ("Debentures"). In connection with the closing of the Over-Allotment Option today, the REIT issued an additional $3,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Debentures for a total issuance of $23,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Debentures.

The net proceeds to the REIT for the Over-Allotment Option, after deducting the underwriters' fee of $120,000 but before deducting the expenses of the Over-Allotment Option, were $2,880,000. Partners REIT used the net proceeds from the Offering and Over-Allotment Option to fund a portion of the purchase price for the previously announced acquisition of certain properties in Montreal, Quebec.

The underwriting syndicate for the Offering and Over-Allotment Option was co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and Scotiabank and included RBC Dominion Securities, CIBC World Markets Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., TD Securities Inc., Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., Raymond James Ltd. and M Partners Inc.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 as amended and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or pursuant to applicable exemption from registration.

About Partners REIT

Partners REIT is a growth-oriented real estate investment trust, which currently owns (directly or indirectly) 35 retail properties located in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, aggregating approximately 2.4 million square feet of leasable space. Partners REIT focuses on expanding and managing a portfolio of retail and mixed-use community and neighbourhood shopping centres located in both primary and secondary markets across Canada.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "believe", "expect," "will", "offers the opportunity", "intend", "look forward" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to Partners REIT. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Partners REIT's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including access to capital, regulatory approvals, our intention to grow and diversify our portfolio, intended acquisitions, our status as a "real estate investment trust" and general economic and industry conditions. Although Partners REIT believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect our current views with respect to future events and are also subject to certain other risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in Partners REIT's ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially from those contemplated in Partners REIT's forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Partners REIT does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange nor Market Surveillance (as that term is defined in TSX Company Manual) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information:

Partners REIT
Patrick Miniutti
(250) 940-5530