Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. Announces the Completion of the Conversion of Lakeview Hotel Real Estate Investment Trust to a Corporation

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WINNIPEG, Jan. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. (TSXV: LHR) (LHR.DB.C) (LHR.DB.D) and (LHR.WT) (the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that the conversion of Lakeview Hotel Real Estate Investment Trust (the "Trust") to a corporation named Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. was completed effective December 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Ottawa time), pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The Arrangement was approved by, and a final order was received from, the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench on December 14, 2012.

The Corporation now directly and indirectly owns and operates the businesses which were previously owned and operated by the Trust and its subsidiaries prior to the closing of the Arrangement. The senior management and trustees of the Trust are now the senior management and directors of the Corporation. Pursuant to the Arrangement, holders of trust units ("Units") of the Trust received one common share (a "Share") of the Corporation for each Unit held on the effective date. The Corporation assumed all of the covenants and obligations of the Trust under its outstanding debentures (the "Debentures") and entered into supplemental trust indentures with respect to the Debentures. The Corporation assumed all of the covenants and obligations of the Trust under its outstanding warrants (the "Warrants") and entered into a supplemental warrant indenture with respect to the Warrants. On the exercise of Warrants, warrantholders are now entitled to receive Shares, rather than Units, on the basis of one Share in lieu of each Unit which the holder was previously entitled to receive.

Trading of the Shares is expected to commence on or about January 2, 2013 on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV") under the symbol "LHR", at which time the Units, trading under the symbol "LHR.UN" will discontinue trading. The Debentures and Warrants continue to be listed on the TSXV under the symbols "LHR.DB.C", "LHR.DB.D" and "LHR.WT", respectively.

About the Corporation

Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. is a corporation, which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "LHR".  Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. receives income from ownership, management and licensing of hotel properties.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE: Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp.

For further information:

Keith Levit, President, or Avrum Senensky, Executive Vice President
Tel: (204) 947-1161, Fax: (204) 957-1697, Email asenensky@lakeviewhotels.com