Tuesday, August 21, 2012

AAR.UN - <span class="din">Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Announces Release of Q2 2012 Financial Results And Cash Distribution For August 2012</span> (CAD 0.025)

Company: Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
Stock Name: AAR.UN
Amount: CAD 0.025
Announcement Date: 21/08/2012
Record Date: 29/08/2012

Dividend Detail:

VANCOUVER, Aug. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust
("PIRET" or the "REIT") (TSXV: AAR.UN) is pleased to announce the
release of its financial results for the three and six months ended
June 30, 2012.

Q2 2012 Financial Results

The results, consisting of PIRET's unaudited interim condensed financial
statements for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, and
Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") dated August 21st, 2012, are available on our website (www.piret.ca) and SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Highlights for the six months ended June 30, 2012:

  • As at June 30, 2012, PIRET's portfolio consists of 71 properties representing gross leasable area of over 5.1 million square feet, up
    from 62 properties and 4.0 million square feet at December 31, 2011.��
    The acquisitions continue to strengthen the Trust's high quality
    national and regional tenant base within Canada.

  • The occupancy is consistent at 99% for our portfolio as at June 30, 2012 with a
    weighted average lease term of 9.2 years.

  • Investment properties increased to $532.9 million as at June 30, 2012 from $439.5 million at
    December 31, 2011 due to the acquisition of 10 properties.

  • Loan to Gross Book Value��as at June 30, 2012 was 49.3%, down from 55.7% at December 31, 2011.

  • Revenue for the six months ended June 30th increased 71% from $13.7 million in 2011 to $23.5 million in 2012.��

  • PIRET disposed of an investment property for the six months ended June 30th resulting in a gain of $2.1 million.�� PIRET did not have any sales of
    investment properties for the same period in 2011.

  • Earnings from property operations increased by 61% for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the
    same period at June 30, 2011 from $11.1 million to $17.9 million.

  • Funds from operations ("FFO")(1)��for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased to $11.4 million
    compared to $6.7 million for the same period in 2011.�� On a per unit
    basis, FFO for the six months ended June 30, 2012 increased to $0.18
    from $0.17 for the same period in 2011.��

  • Adjusted funds from operations ("AFFO"��)��(1)��increased from $5.9 million to $10.2 million for the six months ended
    June 30, 2011 and 2012 respectively.�� On a per unit basis, AFFO was
    $0.16 for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $0.15 for the
    same period for 2011.


FFO and AFFO��are widely accepted supplemental measures of financial performance for
real estate entities.�� However, these measures are not defined under
IFRS.�� The MD&A provides more detail regarding this measure.

Conference Call

As previously announced on August 2, 2012, management will host the
conference call at 4:30pm (EDT), 1:30 pm (PDT), on Tuesday, August 21,
, to review the financial results and corporate developments for
the three and six months ended June 30, 2012.

To participate in this conference call, please dial one of the following
numbers approximately 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the call,
and ask to join the Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust Conference Call.

Dial in numbers:
Toll-free dial in number (from Canada and USA)��
International or Local Toronto��

Conference Call Replay

If you cannot participate on August 21st, a replay of the conference
call will be available by dialing one of the following replay numbers.
You will be able to dial in and listen to the conference 120 minutes
after the meeting end time, and the replay will be available until
August 28, 2012.

Please enter the Replay ID# 97366807, followed by the # key.
Replay Dial in number (Toll Free from Canada or the USA)��

Local Dial-in numbers














The REIT is also pleased to announce today that its Board of Trustees
has approved a cash distribution of $0.025 per trust unit for the month
of August 2012 (equivalent to $0.30 per trust unit on an annualized
basis). This distribution will be paid on September 17, 2012 to
unitholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012.

The policy of Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust is to pay cash
distributions on or about the 15th day of each month to the unitholders
of record on the last business day of the preceding month.

The REIT currently has 66,388,154 units issued and outstanding.

About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET)

PIRET is an unincorporated, open-ended investment trust established for
the purposes of acquiring, owning and operating a diversified portfolio
of income-producing industrial properties in primary markets across
Canada.�� PIRET focuses exclusively on investing in industrial
properties and is the largest and only publicly traded REIT in Canada
that offers investors exclusive exposure to Canada's industrial asset

Additional information about PIRET is available at www.piret.ca or www.sedar.com.

Forward-Looking Information:

Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but
not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate",
"plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar
expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events
to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking
statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this news
release are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by

Although PIRET believes that the expectations and assumptions on which
the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance
should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because PIRET
can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since
forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by
their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual
results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to
a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to,
the failure to satisfy the conditions to complete the acquisition, the
inability to obtain mortgage financing on expected terms, competitive
factors in the industries in which PIRET operates, prevailing economic
conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent
PIRET's expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change
after such date. PIRET disclaims any intention or obligation to update
or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as required under
applicable securities regulations.

(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)

SOURCE: Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET)

For further information:

Andrew Greig,
Director of Investor Relations

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET)
Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC�� V6C 3L2
Phone: (604) 681-5959 or (888) 681-5959

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