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Press release from CNW Group

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust announces quarterly cash distribution

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust announces quarterly cash distribution17:00 EST Tuesday, December 11, 2012WINNIPEG, Dec. 11, 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 US$0.3740 per Series C preferred unit ("Series C Unit") of Artis for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. The cash distributions will be made on December 31, 2012 to Series C Unitholders of record on December 31, 2012.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 approximately 23.4 million square feet of leasable area in 220 properties. Leasable area by asset class is approximately 18.3% retail, 32.1% office and 49.6% industrial. The portfolio is located 7.9% in British Columbia, 25.7% in Alberta, 5.1% in Saskatchewan, 15.4% in Manitoba, 16.0% in Ontario and 29.9% in the U.S.The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and 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 of the REIT at 1.204.947.1250