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Press release from CNW Group

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Successfully Closes Previously Announced $21.8 Million Acquisitions

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Successfully Closes Previously Announced $21.8 Million Acquisitions20:22 EST Thursday, February 14, 2013/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES./ TSX - AAR.UNVANCOUVER, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust ("PIRET" or the "REIT") (TSX: AAR.UN) today announced the successful closing of three of the four properties within the Edmonton Portfolio referred to in its January 21, 2013 news release.  The acquired properties consist of two single-tenant and one fully leased multi-tenant, income producing industrial properties, and were acquired for a total purchase price of $21,800,000.The acquired properties are located at11307 and 11329 - 166A Street NW, 12900 - 148th Street NW and 11415 - 168th Street NW, in Edmonton, Alberta. They have a total gross leasable area ("GLA") of 264,941 square feet and are 100% leased to three regional tenants.PIRET acquired the properties using equity from the bought deal financing that closed on February 12, 2013 and intends to obtain mortgage financing in an amount representing approximately 65% of the purchase price at an interest rate of approximately 4.18% per annum, for a term of 10 years. The properties were acquired at a going-in capitalization rate of 6.74%.After completing this transaction, PIRET's portfolio will total 91 properties with GLA of approximately 7.6 million square feet.PIRET continues its due diligence on the fourth property within the Edmonton Portfolio.About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET) PIRET is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust established for the purposes of acquiring, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of income-producing industrial properties in primary markets across Canada. PIRET focuses exclusively on investing in industrial properties and is the largest internally managed publicly traded REIT in Canada that offers investors exclusive exposure to Canada's industrial asset class.Additional information about PIRET is available at or Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed nor approved the contents of this press release and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.SOURCE: Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET)For further information: Andrew Greig, Director of Investor Relations Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC  V6C 3L2 Phone: (604) 681-5959 or (888) 681-5959 E-mail: