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Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Announces July 2012 Monthly Distribution

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust Announces July 2012 Monthly Distribution10:37 EDT Monday, July 16, 2012TSX - CUF.UNQUEBEC CITY, July 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust ("Cominar" or the "REIT") (TSX: CUF.UN) announced today a distribution of 12.0 cents per unit to unitholders of record as at July 31, 2012, payable onAugust 15, 2012.PROFILE as at July 16, 2012 Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust is the third largest diversified real estate investment trust in Canada and currently remains the largest commercial property owner in the Province of Québec. The REIT owns a real estate portfolio of 415 high-quality properties, consisting of 82 office, 158 retail and 175 industrial and mixed-use buildings that cover a total area of 30.7 million square feetin Québec, Ontario, the Atlantic Provinces and Western Canada. Cominar's objectives are to pay growing cash distributions to unitholders and to maximise unitholder value by way of proactive management and the expansion of its portfolio.The REIT has a distribution reinvestment plan for its unitholders that allows participants to reinvest their monthly distributions in additional Trust units. Participants will be given the right to receive an effective discount of 5% of distributions to which they are entitled in the form of additional units. Additional information and enrolment forms are available at www.cominar.com.For further information: Michel Dallaire, Eng., President and Chief Executive Officer Michel Berthelot, CPA, CA, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tel: (418) 681-8151 mdallaire@cominar.com mberthelot@cominar.com