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Daniel Drimmer Acquires Units of True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust

July 31, 2014



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TORONTO, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Daniel Drimmer announced today that in connection with the completion of the acquisitions by True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") of an industrial property located at 63 Innovation Drive in Hamilton, Ontario and an office property located at 295 Belliveau Avenue in Shediac, New Brunswick (the "Acquisitions"), and a contemporaneous non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 378,787 trust units ("Units") of the REIT, Mr. Drimmer through D.D. Acquisitions Partnership (the "Acquiror), an entity controlled by him, acquired beneficial ownership of 378,787 Units (the "Acquired Units") pursuant to the Private Placement, at the offering price of $6.60 per Acquired Unit.

The Acquired Units represent approximately 2.91% of the outstanding Units based on (i) 13,020,170 Units outstanding as of July 31, 2014, after giving effect to the Private Placement and exchange of all outstanding class B limited partnership units ("Class B LP Units") of True North Commercial Limited Partnership (a limited partnership controlled by the REIT) for Units on a one-for-one basis; and (ii) the 204,167 options ("Options") held by Mr. Drimmer to purchase Units pursuant to the REIT's amended and restated unit option adopted with effect from June 28, 2013.

After giving effect to the Private Placement, Mr. Drimmer, the Acquiror, and Drimmer Holdings Ltd., beneficially own 3,357,340 Units, including an aggregate of 1,032,290 Units that may be acquired upon the exchange of: (i) 204,167 Options; and (ii) 828,123 Class B LP Units (which Class B LP Units are accompanied by 828,123 special voting units of the REIT ("Special Voting Units")), representing approximately 25.79% of the outstanding Units (based on: (a) 13,020,170 Units outstanding as of July 31, 2014, after giving effect to the Private Placement and exchange of all outstanding Class B LP Units for Units on a one-for-one basis; and (b) the 204,167 Options held by Mr. Drimmer).

Pursuant to an exchange agreement dated December 14, 2012, among the REIT, True North Commercial General Partner Corp. and Starlight Investments Ltd., each Class B LP Unit may be exchanged for one Unit without further consideration at which time a corresponding Special Voting Unit will be cancelled.

The 378,787 Acquired Units were acquired by the Acquiror under the Private Placement for investment purposes pursuant to the applicable prospectus exemptions set out in National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus and Registration Exemptions.Mr. Drimmer, the Acquiror and Drimmer Holdings Ltd. may from time to time acquire additional securities of the REIT and its controlled entities (whether pursuant to property acquisition transactions or otherwise), dispose of some or all of the securities of any such entity or maintain its current securities position in the entity.

This press release is being issued pursuant to National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issuers which requires a report to be filed under the REIT's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) containing additional information respecting the foregoing matters. A copy of such report may be obtained by contacting Daniel Drimmer at (416) 234-8444.

The names and addresses of Mr. Drimmer, the Acquiror, and Drimmer Holdings Ltd., filing the report are:

Mr. Daniel Drimmer

1801 3300 Bloor Street West

West Tower

Toronto, Ontario

M8X 2X2

D.D. Acquisitions Partnership

1801 3300 Bloor Street West

West Tower

Toronto, Ontario

M8X 2X2

Drimmer Holdings Ltd.

1801 3300 Bloor Street West

West Tower

Toronto, Ontario

M8X 2X2



SOURCE True North Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust


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