Northwest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Announces the Exercise and Closing of the Over-Allotment Option Associated with its Recently Completed Equity Offering

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TSX-V: MOB.UN

TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSXV: MOB.UN) (the "REIT") announced today that pursuant to the underwriting agreement dated December 7, 2012 between the REIT and a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and National Bank Financial Inc. and including Scotia Capital Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Desjardins Securities Inc. and Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. (the "Underwriters"), the Underwriters have exercised their option and completed their purchase of 850,900 additional units of the REIT at a price of $2.00 per unit for an aggregate consideration of $1,701,800. The net proceeds to the REIT from the exercise of the over-allotment option are expected to be used for advancing the REIT's international healthcare real estate strategy, potential future acquisitions and ongoing operating and working capital requirements.

About NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario.  Including its investment in Vital Healthcare Property Trust (NZX: VHP), the REIT holds interests in a portfolio of 32 income-producing properties, with a focus on internationally-located medical office buildings and healthcare real estate, comprising approximately 1.8 million square feet of gross leasable area located in Australia / New Zealand, Brazil and Germany.

Forward Looking Information

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These securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption therefrom. Accordingly, this news release does not constitute an offer for sale of securities in the United States.

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SOURCE: NorthWest International Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information:

Paul Dalla Lana
CEO, NorthWest International Healthcare Properties REIT
(416) 366-8300 ext. 1001