Investors Real Estate Trust Announces Record Date for 2013 Annual Meeting

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MINOT, N.D., June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET) (NYSE:IRETP) (NYSE:IRETPRB) announced today that its Board of Trustees has scheduled the Company's 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders for Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. CDT at the Grand Hotel, 1505 North Broadway, Minot, North Dakota. The record date for determination of the common shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting has been set at the close of business on July 19, 2013.

About Investors Real Estate Trust

Investors Real Estate Trust is an equity real estate investment trust. Its business consists of owning and operating income-producing multi-family residential and commercial properties located primarily in the upper Midwest. Investors Real Estate Trust is based in Minot, North Dakota, and has additional offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Omaha, Nebraska.

CONTACT: Lindsey Knoop Anderson Director of Investor Relations 1400 31st Ave SW, Suite 60 PO Box 1988 Minot, North Dakota 58702-1988 phone: 701.837.4738 fax: 701.838.7785

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