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WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust Announces May 2017 Distribution

/EINPresswire.com/ -- TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - WPT Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (the "REIT") (TSX: WIR.U) (OTCQX: WPTIF) announced today that its Board of Trustees has declared a cash distribution for the month of May 2017 of US$0.0633 per unit. The distribution will be payable on June 15, 2017 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on May 31, 2017.

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, 2016, 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 15.6 million square feet of gross leasable area, comprised of 47 industrial properties and two office properties located in 12 states within the United States.

For further information, please contact:

Scott Frederiksen
Chair and Chief Executive Officer

WPT Industrial REIT
Tel: (952) 897-7737
Fax: (952) 842-7737

Distribution channels: Real Estate & Property Management