MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 16 /CNW/ - TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: TGA.UN) (the "REIT") today announced a cash distribution of $0.0625 per unit for the month of May 2011, representing an annualized distribution of $0.75 per unit. The distribution will be payable on June 15, 2011 to Unitholders of record as at May 31, 2011.

Unitholders can participate in the REIT's Unitholder Distribution Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP").  Eligible investors registered in the DRIP will have their monthly cash distributions used to purchase Trust Units, and will also receive bonus Units equal to 3% of their monthly cash distributions.

About TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust

TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT's portfolio is comprised of 92 residential rental properties containing 11,948 suites principally located in urban centres in Alberta, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

This press release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the REIT's current expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected herein. The REIT disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by securities laws.

SOURCE TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust

For further information:

TransGlobe Apartment REIT
Leslie Veiner
Chief Financial Officer
(905) 293-9400 ext. 1985

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