Baytex Energy Corp.
TSX : BTE.UN
NYSE : BTE

Baytex Energy Corp.

March 15, 2011 16:15 ET

Baytex Confirms Monthly Dividend for March at $0.20 Per Share

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) announces that a cash dividend of $0.20 per share in respect of March operations will be paid on April 14, 2011 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2011. The ex-dividend date is March 29, 2011.

The U.S. dollar equivalent dividend amount is approximately US$0.2049 per share assuming a foreign exchange rate of 1.0247 USD/CAD. The actual U.S. dollar equivalent dividend for shareholders who hold through a brokerage firm will be based on the exchange rate in effect on the payment date and net of applicable Canadian withholding taxes. Registered shareholders are paid directly by Baytex's transfer agent, Valiant Trust Company, and the actual U.S. dollar equivalent dividend will be based on the exchange rate in effect on the record date and net of applicable Canadian withholding taxes.

The annualized dividend of $2.40 per share represents a cash-on-cash yield of approximately 4.6% based on the closing price of our common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 14, 2011 of $52.39.

Baytex has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan (the "DRIP") that provides a convenient and cost-effective method for eligible holders in Canada and the United States to maximize their investment in Baytex by reinvesting their monthly cash dividends to acquire additional common shares. For further information regarding the DRIP, please visit our website at www.baytex.ab.ca or contact Valiant Trust Company at 1-866-313-1872.

The common shares of Baytex Energy Corp. are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol BTE.

All dollar amounts in this press release are Canadian dollars unless otherwise identified.

Contact Information

  • Baytex Energy Corp.
    Anthony Marino
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (587) 952-3100
    or
    Baytex Energy Corp.
    Derek Aylesworth
    Chief Financial Officer
    (587) 952-3120
    or
    Baytex Energy Corp.
    Brian Ector
    Director of Investor Relations
    (587) 952-3237
    or
    Baytex Energy Corp.
    Toll Free Number: 1-800-524-5521
    www.baytex.ab.ca