Acquisition of Units of Primaris Retail Real Estate Investment Trust

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Credit Suisse Securities (Canada), Inc. ("CSSC") announces that it acquired 225,000 units ("Units") of Primaris Retail Real Estate Investment Trust ("Primaris") on February 13, 2013, which represents approximately 0.22% of the issued and outstanding Units of Primaris.  Immediately following the acquisition, CSSC held 10,059,485 Units of Primaris, which represents approximately 10.02% of the issued and outstanding Units of Primaris.

CSSC acquired the Units through the Toronto Stock Exchange for hedging and other investment purposes in the normal course of its business and not with the purpose of influencing the control or direction of Primaris. CSSC holds the Units as principal and is the sole beneficial owner of the Units. Additionally, the decision on whether/how to vote the Units is made solely by CSSC (i.e., there is no influence from, nor any solicitation of the voting preferences of, third parties). CSSC may in the future, subject to market conditions, make additional investments in or dispositions of Primaris' securities for hedging and other investment purposes. However, CSSC does not intend to acquire 20% or more of the outstanding securities of Primaris.

This press release is issued by CSSC pursuant to section 102.1 of the Securities Act (Ontario) and National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues ("NI 62-103"). CSSC will file a press release and early warning report, in accordance with NI 62-103, in respect of this acquisition with the applicable Securities Commission or Securities Regulator in each jurisdiction in which Primaris is a reporting issuer.

Credit Suisse Securities (Canada), Inc.
1 First Canadian Place
Suite 2900, P.O. Box 301
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5X 1C9

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