Chartwell Announces New Name and Brand Logo

Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:21pm EST

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Chartwell Retirement Residences

January 11, 2013 - 04:21:03 PM

Chartwell Announces New Name and Brand Logo

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2013) - Chartwell Seniors Housing
Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:CSH.UN) ("Chartwell") announced today it has
changed its name to "Chartwell Retirement Residences" effective immediately.
Chartwell will continue to trade on the TSX as 'CSH.UN'. The change is timed
to coincide with the rebranding of the 42 retirement residences Chartwell
acquired with Health Care REIT (HCN) in May, 2012. 

"We believe that our new visual identity better reflects our brand promise and
our evolution as a customer focused service provider," commented Brent
Binions, President and CEO. 

The new name makes way for a more consistent translation in French to
Chartwell Residences Pour Retraites. In Ontario, long term care communities
will be branded distinctively as Chartwell Long Term Care Residences.
Chartwell residences will begin reflecting the new name and logo as part of a
national roll-out strategy throughout 2013.

About Chartwell

Chartwell indirectly owns and operates a complete range of residences from
independent supportive living through assisted living to long term care. It is
one of the largest participants in the seniors housing business in North
America. Chartwell's aim is to capitalize on the strong demographic trends
present in its markets to maximize the value of its existing portfolio of
retirement residences, and prudently avail itself of opportunities to grow
internally and through accretive acquisitions.

Chartwell's Distribution Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP") allows Unitholders to have
their monthly cash distributions used to purchase units without incurring
commission or brokerage fees, and receive bonus units equal to 3% of their
monthly cash distributions. More information can be obtained at 

Forward-Looking Information 

This press release contains forward-looking information that reflects the
current expectations, estimates and projections of management about the future
results, performance, achievements, prospects or opportunities for Chartwell
and the seniors housing industry. The words "plans", "expects", "does not
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achieved" or "continue" and similar expressions identify forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are based upon a number of assumptions
and are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many
of which are beyond our control, and that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking

Chartwell Retirement Residences
Vlad Volodarski
Chief Financial Officer
(905) 501-4709
(905) 501-4710 (FAX)