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Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Quarterly Cash Distribution, Series C Unit

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Quarterly Cash Distribution, Series C Unit17:00 EDT Tuesday, March 12, 2013WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2013) - Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:AX.PR.U) ("Artis" or the "REIT") announced that its trustees have declared a quarterly cash distribution of US $0.328125 per Series C preferred unit ("Series C Unit") of Artis for the quarter ending March 31, 2013. The cash distributions will be made on March 29, 2013 to Series C Unitholders of record on March 29, 2013.As at the date hereof, there are an aggregate of 3,000,000 Series C Units issued and outstanding.Artis is a diversified Canadian real estate investment trust investing in office, industrial and retail properties. Since 2004, Artis has executed an aggressive but disciplined growth strategy, building a portfolio of commercial properties in Canada and the United States, with a major focus on Western Canada. Artis' commercial property comprises nearly 23.6 million square feet of leasable area in 222 properties. Leasable area by asset class is approximately 18.5% retail, 31.8% office and 49.7% industrial. The portfolio is located 7.8% in British Columbia, 26.0% in Alberta, 5.5% in Saskatchewan, 15.2% in Manitoba, 15.9% in Ontario and 29.6% in the U.S.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release. Contact Information: Artis Real Estate Investment TrustMr. Armin MartensPresident and Chief Executive Officer1.204.947.1250Artis Real Estate Investment TrustMr. Jim GreenChief Financial Officer1.204.947.1250Artis Real Estate Investment TrustMs. Kirsty StevensChief Administrative Officer1.204.947.1250Artis Real Estate Investment TrustSuite 300 - 360 Main StreetWinnipeg, MB R3C 3Z31.204.947.12501.204.947.0453 (FAX)www.artisreit.com