Crombie REIT acquires Town Centre Plaza in LaSalle Ontario



    STELLARTON, NS, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust
("Crombie") (TSX: CRR.UN) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Town
Centre Plaza in LaSalle, Ontario.
    Town Centre Plaza is a single level multi tenant building comprised of
approximately 87,700 square feet of gross leaseable area. The plaza is
anchored by a Sobeys Price Chopper bannered store and includes sixteen tenants
with a 98.5% occupancy rate. The property was purchased for approximately
$12.7 million, representing a capitalization rate of approximately 8.0%.
    The purchase price will be satisfied by the assumption of a $4.0 million
fixed rate mortgage, carrying and interest rate of 6.0% with an approximate
four year term and the balance of funds provided by the revolving credit
facility.

    About Crombie

    Crombie is an open-ended real estate investment trust established under,
and governed by, the laws of the Province of Ontario. The trust invests in
income-producing retail, office and mixed-use properties in Canada, with a
future growth strategy focused primarily on the acquisition of retail
properties. Crombie currently owns a portfolio of 52 commercial properties in
six provinces, comprising approximately 7.9 million square feet of rentable
space. More information about Crombie can be found at www.crombiereit.com.

    This news release contains forward looking statements that reflect the
current expectations of management of Crombie about Crombie's future results,
performance, achievements, prospects and opportunities. Wherever possible,
words such as "may", "will", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "expect",
"intention" and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward
looking statements. These statements reflect current beliefs and are based on
information currently available to management of Crombie. Forward looking
statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A
number of factors could cause actual results, performance, achievements,
prospects or opportunities to differ materially from the results discussed or
implied in the forward looking statements. These factors should be considered
carefully and a prospective purchaser should not place undue reliance on the
forward looking statements. There can be no assurance that the expectations of
management of Crombie will prove to be correct.

    Additional information relating to Crombie can be found on Crombie's web
site at www.crombiereit.com or on the SEDAR web site for Canadian regulatory
filings at www.sedar.com.




For further information:

For further information: Scott Ball, C.A., Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer and Secretary, Crombie REIT, (902) 755-8100


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