H&R Unitholders Elect Alex Avery and Juli Morrow as Trustees and Approve Say-on-Pay Resolution

TORONTO, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - H&R Real Estate Investment Trust ("H&R REIT") and H&R Finance Trust (together, "H&R") (TSX: HR.UN; HR.DB.D and HR.DB.H) are pleased to announce that unitholders of H&R have elected Alex Avery and Juli Morrow to the board of trustees together with each of the incumbent trustees of H&R REIT at the annual general meeting held today. Each of the trustees was elected with votes in favour ranging from 90.10% to 99.78% of the votes cast at the meeting. Voting results for the individual trustees of H&R REIT are as follows:

Name of Nominee

Votes For

Votes Withheld

Thomas Hofstedter

161,159,156

403,343

Alex Avery

161,201,437

361,062

Robert Dickson

148,460,086

13,102,413

Edward Gilbert

145,941,080

15,621,419

Laurence Lebovic

145,573,507

15,988,992

Juli Morrow

160,594,652

967,847

Ronald Rutman

146,300,780

15,261,719

Stephen Sender

152,070,857

9,491,642

Unitholders also re-elected each of the incumbent trustees of H&R Finance Trust. Each of the trustees was elected with votes in favour ranging from 98.80% to 99.12% of the votes cast. Voting results for the individual trustees of H&R Finance Trust are as follows:

Name of Nominee

Votes For

Votes Withheld

Marvin Rubner

150,244,467

1,818,032

Stephen Gross

150,725,935

1,336,564

Neil Sigler

150,250,799

1,811,700

In addition, H&R REIT is pleased to announce that a non-binding advisory resolution on H&R REIT's approach to executive compensation, as set out in the Circular, was passed as an ordinary resolution of the unitholders by an overwhelming majority on a vote conducted by way of ballot. The results of the ballot were 155,019,125 votes (95.95%) voting in favour of the 'say on pay' resolution.

All other matters set out in the Circular were approved by the requisite majority of the unitholders at the meetings. Final results on all matters voted at the meetings will be filed shortly with the Canadian securities regulators.

About H&R REIT and H&R Finance Trust

H&R REIT is Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trust with total assets of approximately $14.1 billion as at March 31, 2017. H&R REIT is a fully internalized real estate investment trust and has ownership interests in a North American portfolio of high quality office, retail, industrial and residential properties comprising over 45 million square feet.

H&R Finance Trust is an unincorporated investment trust, which primarily invests in notes issued by a U.S. corporation which is a subsidiary of H&R REIT. The current note receivable balance is U.S. $221.7 million. In 2008, H&R REIT completed an internal reorganization which resulted in each issued and outstanding H&R REIT unit trading together with a unit of H&R Finance Trust as a "Stapled Unit" on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Additional information regarding H&R REIT and H&R Finance Trust is available at www.hr-reit.com and on www.sedar.com.

SOURCE H&R Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information: please contact Larry Froom, Chief Financial Officer, H&R REIT, 416-635-7520, or e-mail info@hr-reit.com

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