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CHC Student Housing Provides Bi-Weekly Update on Status of Management Cease Trade Order

/ -- TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 18, 2017) - CHC Student Housing Corp. ("CHC" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CHC) is providing this bi-weekly update on the status of the management cease trade order granted on May 5, 2017 (the "MCTO") by its principal regulator, the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC"), under National Policy 12-203 - Management Cease Trade Orders ("NP 12-203"), following the Company's announcement on May 1, 2017 (the "Default Announcement") that it would not be in a position to file its audited annual financial statements (the "Financial Statements"), management's discussion and analysis and related certifications for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 (the "Annual Filings") on or before May 1, 2017, as required under applicable securities laws, due to the Company's working capital position.

CHC reports that, since the issuance of the Default Announcement, the previous anticipated filing of the Annual Filings by May 19, 2017 will not be met. However, the Company has closed its private placement, as previously announced, and is continuing to work with its auditors with the objective of completing the audit of the Financial Statements and filing the Annual Filings as soon as possible. The Company now anticipates filing the Annual Filings on or before May 30, 2017.

Other than the closing of the Company's private placement, as previously announced, there are no material changes to the information contained in the Default Announcement. In addition: (i) the Company is satisfying and confirms that it intends to continue to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines under NP 12-203 and issue bi-weekly default status reports for so long as the delay in filing the Annual Filings is continuing, each of which will be issued in the form of a press release; (ii) the Company does not have any information at this time regarding any anticipated specified default subsequent to the default in filing the Annual Filings; (iii) the Company is not subject to any insolvency proceedings; and (iv) there is no material information concerning the affairs of the Company that has not been generally disclosed.

About CHC Student Housing Corp.

CHC Student Housing Corp. is Canada's only publicly traded company offering high-quality purpose-built student housing properties strategically located on campus or in close proximity to universities and colleges providing students a safe and secure living environment, affordable prices and high-quality amenities. CHC is focused on student housing in primary and well understood secondary markets in Canada.

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CHC Student Housing Corp.
Mark Hansen
President and Chief Executive Officer
(647) 288-9355