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Artis Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Timing of Release of 2013 Annual Results and Conference Call

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/07/14 -- Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: AX.UN) ("Artis" or the "REIT") announced today that it intends to release its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013, after the close of the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Interested parties are invited to participate in a conference call with management on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. CT (1:00 p.m. ET). In order to participate, please dial 1-416-340-8061 or 1-866-225-0198. You will be required to identify yourself and the organization on whose behalf you are participating.

Alternatively, you may access the simultaneous webcast by following the link from our website at http://www.artisreit.com/investor-link/conference-callspresentations/. Prior to the webcast, you may follow the link to confirm you have the right software and system requirements.

If you cannot participate on February 28, 2014, a replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 1-905-694-9451 or 1-800-408-3053 and entering passcode #1748745. The replay will be available until March 14, 2014. The webcast will be archived 24 hours after the end of the conference call and will be accessible for 90 days.

Artis is a diversified Canadian real estate investment trust investing in office, industrial and retail properties. Since 2004, Artis has executed an aggressive but disciplined growth strategy, building a portfolio of commercial properties in Canada and the United States, with a major focus on Western Canada. As of today's date, Artis' commercial property comprises approximately 24.8 million square feet of leasable area in 232 properties.

At September 30, 2013, actual year-to-date Property Net Operating Income ("Property NOI") by asset class was approximately 26.0% retail, 50.1% office and 23.9 % industrial. Property NOI by geographical region was approximately 9.1% in British Columbia, 38.6% in Alberta, 7.3% in Saskatchewan, 12.4% in Manitoba, 13.3% in Ontario and 19.3% in the U.S.

Property NOI is a non-GAAP measure. Artis calculates Property NOI as revenues, measured in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, less property operating expenses such as taxes, utilities, repairs and maintenance, and does not include charges for interest and amortization or income from joint arrangements accounted for as equity investments.

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

Contacts:
Artis Real Estate Investment Trust
Mr. Armin Martens
President and Chief Executive Officer
1.204.947.1250

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust
Mr. Jim Green
Chief Financial Officer
1.204.947.1250

Artis Real Estate Investment Trust
Ms. Kirsty Stevens
Chief Administrative Officer
1.204.947.1250

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