UBS Total Return Trust announces first quarter distribution

    TORONTO, March 19 /CNW/ - UBS Total Return Trust (TSX: UTR:UN), an
investment trust trading on The Toronto Stock Exchange, today announced that
it will make a quarterly distribution of $0.125 per unit, payable on
March 31, 2008, to all unitholders of record as of March 31, 2008.
    The investment strategies of UBS Total Return Trust are: (i) to provide
an absolute rate of return to holders of Units of CPI plus 6% per annum
measured over a rolling five year time horizon; and (ii) to distribute on a
quarterly basis an amount equal to $0.50 per Unit per annum ($0.125 per
quarter, 5% per annum, based on the original price of $10.00 per Unit).

    UBS Global Asset Management is one of the world's leading asset managers,
providing traditional, alternative and real estate investment management
solutions to private clients, financial intermediaries and institutional
investors worldwide. Invested assets totalled some CAD 781 billion at
31 December 2007, making the firm one of the largest global institutional
asset managers.
    With over 3,600 employees, located in 25 countries, UBS Global Asset
Management is a truly global firm. The main offices are in Basel, Chicago,
Frankfurt, Grand Cayman, Hartford, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, New York,
Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich.

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UBS Total Return Trust at

For further information:

For further information: UBS Global Asset Management (Canada) Co.
Unitholder Relations, 1-866-827-9300,; For all media
inquiries, please contact Graeme Harris at (416) 345-7050

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