Investors Real Estate Trust Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results

Investors Real Estate Trust Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating

MINOT, N.D., Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Investors Real Estate Trust
(NYSE:IRET) (NYSE:IRETPR) (NYSE:IRETPRB) ("IRET" or the "Company"), today
reported its financial and operating results for the three months ended July
31, 2013.

A complete financial and operating results earnings release is accessible on
the main page of IRET's website at under the heading,
"Recent Financial News." It is also available directly at the following web


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The Company will host a conference call on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:00
a.m. Central Daylight Time to discuss these results. Conference Call access
information is as follows:

USA Toll Free Number: 1-888-317-6016

International Toll Free Number: 1-412-317-6016

Canada Toll Free Number: 1-855-669-9657

Company management will take questions during the conference call, following
prepared remarks. The call will be limited to one hour, including questions
and answers.A webcast and transcript of the call will be archived on the
"Investors/Presentations & Events" page of IRET's website,
for one year. Questions regarding the conference call should be directed to
IRET's Investor Relations at

Investors Real Estate Trust is a self-advised 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 states of Minnesota and North Dakota. 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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