Crombie REIT announces monthly distribution

STELLARTON, NS, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ – Crombie Real Estate Investment
Trust ("Crombie REIT") (TSX: CRR.UN) today announced a distribution of
$0.07417 per unit for the period from May 1, 2012, to and including May
31, 2012. The distribution will be payable on June 15, 2012, to
unitholders of record as at May 31, 2012.

About Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust

Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust is an unincorporated, open-ended
real estate investment trust established under, and governed by, the
laws of the Province of Ontario. The trust invests in income-producing
retail, office and mixed-use properties in Canada, with a future growth
strategy focused primarily on the acquisition of retail properties.
Crombie REIT currently owns a portfolio of 161 commercial properties in
nine provinces, comprising approximately 13.5 million square feet of
gross leasable area.  More information about Crombie REIT can be found