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RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Completion of $149.5 Million Public Offering of Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Units, Series C Including the Underwriters' Option

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Completion of $149.5 Million Public Offering of Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Units, Series C Including the Underwriters' Option08:37 EST Wednesday, November 30, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2011) -MEDIA RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust ("RioCan") (TSX:REI.UN) today announced that it has successfully completed its issuance of an aggregate of 5,980,000 Cumulative Rate Reset Preferred Trust Units, Series C (the "Series C Units") at a price of $25.00 per Series C Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $149,500,000. The aggregate offering was comprised of the previously announced issuance of 5,200,000 Series C Units at $25.00 per Series C Unit for gross proceeds of $130,000,000, together with the option granted to underwriters, which was exercised in full, for an issuance of an additional 780,000 Series C Units for $25.00 per Series C Unit for additional gross proceeds of $19,500,000. The underwriting syndicate for the offering was co-led by RBC Capital Markets, CIBC and TD Securities Inc. The offering was made under RioCan's amended and restated base shelf short form prospectus dated December 21, 2010 amending and restating the base shelf short form prospectus dated July 6, 2010. The terms of the offering are described in a prospectus supplement dated November 21, 2011, which was filed with Canadian securities regulators. About RioCan RioCan is Canada's largest real estate investment trust with a total capitalization of approximately $11.9 billion as at September 30, 2011. It owns and manages Canada's largest portfolio of shopping centres with ownership interests in a portfolio of 314 retail properties containing an aggregate of over 75 million square feet, including 10 under development, and 38 grocery anchored and new format retail centres in the United States through various joint venture arrangements. For further information, please refer to RioCan's website at www.riocan.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Rags DavloorRioCan Real Estate Investment TrustSenior Vice President & CFO(416) 642-3554www.riocan.com