Cominar Announces Completion of Acquisition of Industrial and Office Properties from Alexis Nihon and Exchange of Subscription Receipts


    QUEBEC CITY, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust
("Cominar") (TSX: CUF.UN) announces today the completion of the acquisition
(the "Acquisition") from Alexis Nihon Real Estate Investment Trust ("Alexis
Nihon") and its wholly-owned entities of 28 industrial and 19 office
properties, representing approximately 6.1 million square feet of leasable
area, pursuant to the previously announced agreement between Cominar and
Homburg Invest Inc.
    Cominar has also unconditionally offered to purchase Alexis Nihon's
interest in seven co-owned industrial properties representing approximately
400,000 square feet of leasable area for a purchase price of approximately
$17.3 million, including the assumption of approximately $3.2 million of debt
relating to those properties, subject to the exercise or waiver by the third
party co-owner of such properties of its rights of first refusal. There can be
no assurances that Cominar will acquire such properties.
    Cominar also announces today that all conditions have now been satisfied
for the exchange of subscription receipts for units. As previously announced
on May 8, 2007, Cominar sold 7,113,000 subscription receipts, each of which
entitles the holder thereof to acquire, at no additional cost, one unit of
Cominar. Cominar delivered a notice to Computershare Trust Company of Canada,
as subscription receipt agent, confirming the closing of the Acquisition. As a
result, the 7,113,000 subscription receipts have been automatically exchanged
for units of Cominar, on a one-for-one basis. Trading in the subscription
receipts has been halted by the Toronto Stock Exchange and it is expected that
the subscription receipts will be de-listed from the Toronto Stock Exchange at
the closing of trading today.
    The subscription receipts were sold to a syndicate of underwriters led by
National Bank Financial Inc.
    The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the
United States Securities Act of 1933 and accordingly will not be offered, sold
or delivered, directly or indirectly within the United States, its possessions
and other areas subject to its jurisdiction or to, or for the account or for
the benefit of a U.S. person, except pursuant to applicable exemptions from
the registration requirements.

    Portfolio as at June 5, 2007

    Cominar is one of the largest commercial real estate property owners and
managers in the Province of Québec. Cominar owns a high quality portfolio of
193 properties in the Greater Montréal, Québec City and Gatineau/Ottawa areas,
consisting of 35 office, 32 retail, and 126 industrial and mixed-use
buildings, totaling over 16.5 million square feet. Cominar's objectives are to
deliver to its unitholders growing cash distributions and to maximize
unitholder value through proactive management and the growth of its portfolio.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to
Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust and its operations, strategy, financial
performance and condition. These statements generally can be identified by use
of forward looking words such as "may", "will", "expect", "estimate",
"anticipate", "intends", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or
similar variations. The actual results and performance of Cominar Real Estate
Investment Trust could differ materially from those expressed or implied by
such statements. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the
inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Some
important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
expectations include, among other things, general economic and market factors,
competition, changes in government regulation and the factors described under
"Risk Factors" in the annual information form of Cominar Real Estate
Investment Trust. The cautionary statements qualify all forward-looking
statements attributable to Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust and persons
acting on its behalf. Unless otherwise stated, all forward-looking statements
speak only as of the date of this press release and Cominar Real Estate
Investment Trust has no obligation to update such statements.
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For further information:

For further information: Mr. Michel Dallaire, P.Eng., President and
Chief Executive Officer, Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust, (418) 681-8151;
Media: Laird Greenshields, Morin Public Relations, (514) 289-8688, ext. 221

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