Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust announces $31.5 million equity financing

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VANCOUVER, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (TSXV: AAR.UN) ("PIRET") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell to a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and Dundee Securities Ltd. (the "Underwriters"), on a bought deal basis, 7,000,000 trust units ("Units") at a price of $4.50 per Unit for gross proceeds to PIRET of approximately $31.5 million (the "Financing").

PIRET has also granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,050,000 Units on the same terms and conditions, exercisable at any time, in whole or in part, up to 30 days after the closing of the Financing. The Financing is expected to close on or about March 1, 2012 and is subject to regulatory approval.

The proceeds from the Financing will be used to fund prospective acquisitions of income producing industrial properties and for general corporate purposes.

Darren Latoski, Co-CEO of PIRET, said "PIRET has a robust acquisition pipeline and is continuing to identify high quality, well tenanted industrial properties across Canada which we can acquire on an accretive basis. The Canadian industrial real estate sector is continuing to perform well, and we are excited to continue our 2012 acquisition campaign as we secure opportunities that will add value to our existing portfolio."

About Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust

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 only publicly traded vehicle in Canada that offers investors exclusive exposure to Canada's industrial asset class.

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

For more information please contact:

Andrew Greig,
Director of Investor Relations

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.  Forward looking statements in this news release include that the Financing is expected to close on or about March 1, 2012.  The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by PIRET, including: expectations and assumptions concerning receipt of required regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions to the completion of and use of proceeds from the Financing.

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 obtain necessary regulatory approvals or satisfy the conditions to closing the Financing, competitive factors in the industries in which PIRET operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of PIRET.

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.

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SOURCE Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET)

For further information:

Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust (PIRET)
Suite 910, 925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3L2
Phone: (604) 681-5959 or (888) 681-5959
E-mail: agreig@piret.ca
www.piret.ca

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