Pengrowth Energy Trust
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Pengrowth Energy Trust

December 21, 2009 16:30 ET

Pengrowth Energy Trust Announces Cash Distribution for January 15, 2010

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2009) - Pengrowth Corporation, administrator of Pengrowth Energy Trust (TSX:PGF.UN) (NYSE:PGH), today announced its January 15, 2010 cash distribution will be Cdn $0.07 per trust unit. The distribution is net of amounts withheld to finance capital expenditures and preserve financial flexibility. The ex-distribution date is December 29, 2009. The distribution will be payable to all Pengrowth unitholders who hold trust units on the record date of December 31, 2009.

The distribution of Cdn $0.07 per trust unit is equivalent to approximately U.S. $0.06542 per trust unit using a U.S./Canadian dollar exchange ratio of 0.9346. The actual U.S. dollar equivalent distribution will be based upon the actual U.S./Canadian exchange rate applied on the payment date, net of applicable Canadian withholding taxes. This distribution relates to the production month of November 2009. Cash distributions paid over the past 12 months now total Cdn $1.28 per trust unit or approximately U.S. $1.10 per trust unit.

About Pengrowth:

Pengrowth Energy Trust is an oil and gas operating company, structured as a trust, with a focus on operating low cost, low risk, repeatable drilling opportunities in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin ("WCSB"). Pengrowth's operations include production from a number of conventional and unconventional assets and is evenly balanced between oil and liquids and natural gas. Future growth opportunities include the development of conventional oil and natural gas production, oil sands, shale gas and coalbed methane as well as the addition of production through acquisition. Pengrowth's trust units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PGF.UN and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PGH.

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