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Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Voting Results from the 2013 Annual Meeting of Unitholders

Friday, May 17, 2013

Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Voting Results from the 2013 Annual Meeting of Unitholders

16:00 EDT Friday, May 17, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REF.UN) ("CREIT") today announced the results of matters voted on at its annual Unitholders' meeting held on May 16, 2013 (the "Meeting"). The voting results for each of the matters presented at the Meeting are outlined below.

The total number of units of the Trust ("Units") represented by holders present in person or by proxy at the Meeting was 43,290,495, representing 63.30% of CREIT's total issued and outstanding Units.

1. Election of Trustees

The seven nominees for election as trustees of CREIT referred to in CREIT's management information circular dated March 28, 2013 were elected as trustees of CREIT to hold office until the next annual meeting of Unitholders or until their successors are elected or appointed, subject to the provisions of CREIT's Declaration of Trust.

Proxies were received on this matter for Units as follows:

Name Votes For % Votes Withheld %
John A. Brough 43,168,066 99.95 22,029 0.05
James D. Fisher 43,059,458 99.70 130,637 0.30
Brian M. Flood 43,059,165 99.70 130,930 0.30
Andrew L. Hoffman 43,174,178 99.96 15,917 0.04
Stephen E. Johnson 43,172,333 99.96 17,762 0.04
W. Reay Mackay 43,058,411 99.70 131,684 0.30
Mary C. Ritchie 43,017,290 99.60 172,805 0.40

2. Appointment of Auditors

Deloitte LLP, Chartered Accountants, was re-appointed as auditor of the Trust to hold office until the next annual meeting of Unitholders at a remuneration to be fixed by CREIT's Board of Trustees.

Proxies were received on this matter for Units as follows:

Votes For % Votes Withheld %
42,597,632 98.53 633,508 1.47

CREIT is a real estate investment trust focused on accumulating and aggressively managing a portfolio of high-quality real estate assets and delivering the benefits of real estate ownership to Unitholders. The primary benefit is a reliable and, over time, increasing monthly cash distribution. CREIT owns a diversified portfolio of retail, office and industrial properties.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust
Stephen E. Johnson
President and Chief Executive Officer
416-628-7878
sjohnson@creit.ca


Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust
Judith Somerville
Trust Secretary
416-628-7783
jsomerville@creit.ca
www.creit.ca

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