Penn West Energy Trust
TSX : PWT.UN
NYSE : PWE

Penn West Energy Trust

August 20, 2010 17:47 ET

Penn West Energy Trust Confirms August Cash Distribution

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2010) - Penn West Energy Trust ("Penn West") (TSX:PWT.UN) (NYSE:PWE) confirms that its August 2010 cash distribution will be CDN$0.15 per trust unit payable on September 15, 2010 to unitholders of record on August 31, 2010. The ex-distribution date is August 27, 2010.

The CDN$0.15 per unit is equivalent to approximately US$0.14 per unit (before deduction of any applicable Canadian withholding tax) using currency exchange of one Canadian dollar equals US$0.95. Registered unitholders with U.S. addresses will receive their distributions directly from Penn West's transfer agent, and will be paid in U.S. currency using the exchange rate in effect on the record date. Non-registered U.S. unitholders will receive their distributions through their brokers.

Penn West trust units and debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols PWT.UN, PWT.DB.E and PWT.DB.F and Penn West trust units are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PWE.

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