Huntingdon REIT announces closing of public offering of convertible debentures

    WINNIPEG, March 29 /CNW/ - Huntingdon Real Estate Investment Trust
("HREIT") (TSX: HNT.UN) announced today that it has closed its previously
announced public offering (the "Offering") of 5 Year 7.50% Series C
Convertible Redeemable Unsecured Subordinated Debentures (the "Debentures")
pursuant to which HREIT issued 42,000 Debentures in the aggregate principal
amount of $42,000,000. The Offering was completed on a "best efforts" basis,
through a syndicate of agents led by Blackmont Capital Inc., and including
Dundee Securities Corporation, National Bank Financial Inc., Desjardins
Securities Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Wellington
West Capital Inc. and Westwind Partners Inc. (collectively, the "Agents").
HREIT has agreed to grant the Agents an over-allotment option to acquire 6,300
Debentures in the aggregate principal amount of $6,300,000, exercisable at any
time within 30 days of closing of the Offering.
    HREIT intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to fund future
acquisitions of income producing properties, working capital and general

    HREIT is a real estate investment trust, which is listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange under the symbol HNT.UN. The objective of HREIT is to provide
Unitholders with stable and growing cash distributions from investments in a
geographically diversified Canadian portfolio of quality commercial and
industrial real estate properties. For further information on HREIT, please
visit our website at

    This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities
have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities
Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities
laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S.
Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state
securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

    The TSX 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, Chief Executive Officer, or
Gino Romagnoli, Investor Relations, Tel: (204) 475-9090, Fax: (204) 452-5505,

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