Precision Drilling Trust

Precision Drilling Trust

June 04, 2009 07:00 ET

Precision Drilling Trust Announces Closing of Previously Announced Rights Offering

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) -

(Canadian dollars)

Precision Drilling Trust ("Precision" or the "Trust") announces the successful closing of its previously announced rights offering (the "Rights Offering"). The maximum number of units available under the Rights Offering was issued for gross proceeds to Precision of approximately $103.3 million. The Trust issued 34,441,950 trust units under the offering.

The allocation of unexercised rights is being tabulated by the Trust's transfer agent and individual investors who subscribed for additional units will be advised by the transfer agent, or through their brokerage agent as applicable, once completed in about 5 days.

The proceeds of the Rights Offering will be used to repay the remaining balance owed on Precision Drilling Corporation's ("PDC") unsecured credit facility, to reduce PDC's secured credit facility and for general corporate purposes.


The Trust is a leading provider of safe, high performance energy services to the North American oil and gas industry. The Trust provides customers with access to an extensive fleet of contract drilling rigs, service rigs, camps, snubbing units, wastewater treatment units and rental equipment backed by a comprehensive mix of technical support services and skilled, experienced personnel.

The Trust is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Trust is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "PD.UN" and on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "PDS".

Contact Information

  • David Wehlmann, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations
    Precision Drilling Corporation, Administrator of the Trust
    (403) 716-4575
    (403) 716-4755 (FAX)
    Precision Drilling Trust
    4200, 150 - 6th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 3Y7