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Press release from CNW Group

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust announces quarterly cash distribution

Friday, September 14, 2012

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust announces quarterly cash distribution10:37 EDT Friday, September 14, 2012WINNIPEG, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: AX.UN) ("Artis" or the "REIT") announced that its trustees have declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.2122 per Series A preferred unit ("Series A Unit") of Artis for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. The cash distributions will be made on September 28, 2012 to Series A Unitholders of record on September 28, 2012.As at the date hereof, there are an aggregate of 3,450,000 Series A 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 20.5 million square feet of leasable area in 198 properties. Leasable area by asset class is approximately 20.1% retail, 36.6% office and 43.3% industrial. The portfolio is located 9.2% in British Columbia, 28.4% in Alberta, 5.4% in Saskatchewan, 17.5% in Manitoba, 15.1% in Ontario and 24.4% in the U.S.The Toronto Stock Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.SOURCE: Artis Real Estate Investment TrustFor further information: Mr. Armin Martens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jim Green, Chief Financial Officer or Ms. Kirsty Stevens, Chief Administrative Officer at 1.204.947.1250