Huntingdon REIT Announces clarification to its information circular for its annual and special meeting of unitholders

    WINNIPEG, June 5 /CNW/ - Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust
("HREIT") (TSX: HNT.UN and HNT.DB.C) would like to remind the holders of its
trust units ("Units") that the annual and special meeting (the "Meeting") of
the Unitholders of HREIT will take place on Monday, June 15, 2009 at 4:30
(Winnipeg time) at the offices of Shelter Canadian Properties Limited, 2600
Seven Evergreen Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
    HREIT would also like to issue a clarification of certain information
contained in its management information circular dated April 30, 2009 (the
"Circular") sent to Unitholders in connection with the Meeting. Page 23 of the
Circular in the section entitled "Approval of Unitholder Rights Plan" contains
a statement that the trustees of HREIT (the "Trustees") concluded that the
approval of the unitholder rights plan of HREIT (the "Rights Plan") is in the
best interests of the Trust and the Unitholders and that the Trustees
unanimously recommend that the Unitholders vote for the resolution approving
the Rights Plan. HREIT would like to announce that one of its Trustees,
Zachary George, is not in favour of the Rights Plan and does not recommend
that the Unitholders vote in favour of the Rights Plan. All of the other
Trustees are in favour of the Rights Plan and recommend that the Unitholders
vote in favour of the Rights Plan. All other information in the Circular
remains accurate and the Meeting will take place as scheduled on June 15,

    HREIT is a real estate investment trust, which is listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbols HNT.UN (Trust Units) and HNT.DB.C
(Convertible Debentures). HREIT owns 72 income producing office, industrial,
retail and standalone parking lot properties that have a total gross leaseable
owned area of 4.8 million square feet; two land parcels held for development
and other development and expansion opportunities within the existing
portfolio. The properties are located in Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan,
Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. HREIT also owns CRESI
Inc., a third party property management business. For further information on
HREIT, please visit our website at

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed or approved the contents of
    this press release and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or
    accuracy of this press release.

For further information:

For further information: Arni Thorsteinson, President & Chief Executive
Officer, or Gino Romagnoli, Investor Relations, Tel: (204) 475-9090, Fax:
(204) 452-5505, Email:

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