H&R Reports Voting Results from 2013 Joint Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders

TORONTO, June 20, 2013 /CNW/ - H&R Real Estate Investment Trust ("H&R REIT") and H&R Finance Trust (together, "H&R") (TSX: HR.UN; HR.DB.C, HR.DB.D, HR.DB.E and HR.DB.H) are pleased to announce that each of the trustee nominees listed in the management information circular dated May 7, 2013 for the joint annual and special meetings of unitholders of H&R (the "Circular") held today (the "Annual and Special Meetings") were elected as trustees of H&R. Voting results for the individual trustees of H&R REIT are as follows:

Name of Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld
Thomas Hofstedter 131,717,422 543,831
Robert Dickson 119,713,023 12,548,230
Edward Gilbert 119,575,538 12,685,715
Laurence Lebovic 119,704,782 12,556,471
Ronald Rutman 119,546,916 12,714,337

Voting results for the individual trustees of H&R Finance Trust are as follows:

Name of Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld
Marvin Rubner 131,220,099 1,041,154
Stephen Gross 131,635,608 625,645
Neil Sigler 131,227,830 1,033,423

Pursuant to H&R Finance Trust's Declaration of Trust, Thomas Hofstedter was also appointed by H&R REIT as a trustee of H&R Finance Trust

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

About H&R REIT
H&R REIT is an open-ended real estate investment trust, which owns a North American portfolio of 40 office, 112 industrial and 163 retail properties comprising over 53 million square feet and 3 development projects, with a fair value of approximately $13 billion. The foundation of H&R REIT's success since inception in 1996 has been a disciplined strategy that leads to consistent and profitable growth. H&R REIT leases its properties for long terms to creditworthy tenants and strives to match those leases with primarily long-term, fixed-rate financing.

About H&R Finance Trust
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 is U.S. $211.4 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 is available at www.hr-reit.com and on www.sedar.com.



SOURCE: H&R Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information:

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

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