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Granite REIT Declares Monthly Distribution

Friday, March 15, 2013

Granite REIT Declares Monthly Distribution17:08 EDT Friday, March 15, 2013 TORONTO, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Granite Real Estate Investment Trust ("Granite") (TSX: GRT.UN / NYSE: GRP.U) announced today that its board of trustees has declared a distribution on Granite's stapled units of CDN$0.175 per stapled unit.  The distribution will be paid by Granite on April 15, 2013 to stapled unitholders of record at the close of trading on March 29, 2013.  The stapled units will begin trading on an ex-dividend basis at the opening of trading on March 27, 2013. ABOUT GRANITE Granite is a Canadian-based REIT engaged in the ownership and management of predominantly industrial properties in North America and Europe. Granite owns approximately 29 million square feet in 106 rental income properties. Our tenant base currently includes Magna International Inc. and its operating subsidiaries as our largest tenants, together with tenants from other industries. OTHER INFORMATION Copies of financial data and other publicly filed documents are available through the internet on Canadian Securities Administrators' Systems for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) which can be accessed at www.sedar.com and on the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System (EDGAR) which can be accessed at www.sec.gov. For further information, please see our website at www.granitereit.com or contact Tom Heslip, Chief Executive Officer, at 647-925-7539 or Michael Forsayeth, Chief Financial Officer, at 647-925-7600. SOURCE Granite Real Estate Investment TrustFor further information: <p> Tom Heslip, Chief Executive Officer, at 647-925-7539 or Michael Forsayeth, Chief Financial Officer, at 647-925-7600. </p>