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CAPREIT Announces September 2012 Distribution

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CAPREIT Announces September 2012 Distribution17:26 EDT Tuesday, September 18, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2012) - Canadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment Trust ("CAPREIT") (TSX:CAR.UN) announced today its September 2012 monthly distribution in the amount of $0.093 per Unit. The September distribution will be payable on October 15, 2012 to Unitholders of record on September 28, 2012. To encourage participation and reward our loyal Unitholders, investors registered in our Distribution Reinvestment Plan will continue to receive an additional amount equal to 5% of their distributions paid in the form of additional Units.As one of Canada's largest residential landlords, CAPREIT is a growth-oriented investment trust owning interests in 36,683 residential units, comprised of 33,313 residential suites and 14 manufactured home communities comprising 3,370 land lease sites located in and near major urban centres across Canada. Since its Initial Public Offering in May 1997, CAPREIT has grown monthly cash distributions per Unit by 56%. For more information about CAPREIT, its business and its investment highlights, please refer to our website at www.capreit.net and our public disclosure, which can be found under our profile at www.sedar.com.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Mr. Michael SteinCanadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment TrustChairman(416) 861-5788ORMr. Thomas SchwartzCanadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment TrustPresident & CEO(416) 861-9404ORMr. Scott CryerCanadian Apartment Properties Real Estate Investment TrustChief Financial Officer(416) 861-5771www.capreit.net