Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Quarterly Cash Distribution

WINNIPEG, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: AX.PR.G) ("Artis" or the "REIT") announced that its trustees have declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.3125 per Series G preferred unit ("Series G Unit") of Artis for the quarter ending April 30, 2017. The cash distributions will be made on April 28, 2017 to Series G Unitholders of record on April 28, 2017.

As at the date hereof, there are an aggregate of 3,200,000 Series G Units issued and outstanding.

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Artis is a diversified Canadian real estate investment trust investing in office, retail and industrial properties. Since 2004, Artis has executed an aggressive but disciplined growth strategy, building a portfolio of commercial properties in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and select markets in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, Artis' commercial property comprises approximately 25.7 million square feet of leasable area.

During the three months ended December 31, 2016, Property Net Operating Income ("Property NOI") by asset class, including Artis' proportionate share of properties held in joint venture arrangements, was approximately 54.9% office, 20.8% retail and 24.3% industrial. Property NOI by geographical region, including Artis' proportionate share of properties held in joint venture arrangements, was approximately 4.6% in British Columbia, 29.6% in Alberta, 6.3% in Saskatchewan, 12.2% in Manitoba, 10.3 % in Ontario, 7.2% in Arizona, 17.5% in Minnesota, 8.5% in Wisconsin and 3.8% in U.S. – Other.

Property NOI is a non-GAAP measure. Artis calculates Property NOI as revenues less property operating expenses such as utilities, repairs and maintenance and realty taxes. Property NOI does not include charges for interest or other expenses not specific to the day-to-day operation of the REIT's properties.

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 Trust

For further information: Mr. Armin Martens, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jim Green, Chief Financial Officer; or Ms. Heather Nikkel, Vice-President - Investor Relations of the REIT at 1.204.947.1250


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