TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") (TSX: WIR.U) announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared a cash distribution for the month of December 2014 of US$0.0583 per unit. The distribution will be payable on January 15, 2015 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on December 31, 2014.
Distributions paid to Canadian unitholders (and other non-U.S. unitholders) generally will be subject to U.S. withholding tax. For a general summary of the taxation of distributions paid to Canadian unitholders, including information regarding U.S. withholding tax, please see the "Certain Canadian Federal Income Tax Considerations", "Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations" sections of the REIT's prospectus dated April 18, 2013, and "Risk Factors – Tax-Related Risks" in the REIT's annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2013, copies of which are available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. Additional tax information regarding the REIT's distributions is also available on the REIT's website at www.wptreit.com. Unitholders should consult their own tax advisors for advice with respect to the tax consequences of receiving a distribution from the REIT in their own circumstances.
About WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust
WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established pursuant to a declaration of trust under the laws of the Province of Ontario. The REIT has been formed to own and operate an institutional-quality portfolio of primarily industrial properties located in the United States, with a particular focus on warehouse and distribution industrial real estate. WPT Industrial, LP (the REIT's operating subsidiary) indirectly owns a portfolio of properties consisting of approximately 12.8 million square feet of gross leasable area, comprised of 40 industrial properties and two office properties located in 12 states within the United States. Welsh Property Trust, LLC is the external asset manager and property manager of the REIT.
About Welsh Property Trust
Welsh Property Trust, LLC ("Welsh"), a privately held real estate investment management company, is the external asset manager and property manager of the REIT. The Welsh organization was founded in 1977 and has extensive experience in the acquisition, management and disposition of industrial and office real estate assets in attractive markets throughout the United States.
SOURCE: WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust
For further information: Scott Frederiksen, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, WPT Industrial REIT, Tel: (952) 897-7737, Fax: (952) 842-7737