CHIP REIT Issues Convertible Debentures

Canadian Hotel Income Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (CHIP REIT) completed the issuance of $60 million of subordinated convertible debentures on November 30, 2004. The underwriting syndicate was led by Scotia Capital Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and included BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. and Canaccord Capital Corp. The debentures trade on the TSX.

CHIP REIT was represented by Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP with a team that included Jeff Read, Gary Sollis, David Frost and Lesley Hayes (corporate) and Jules Lewy (taxation). The underwriters were represented by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, which a team that included Fred Pletcher, Bill Sirett, Barb Smith, Graeme Martindale (corporate) and Robert Kopstein (taxation).