Baytex Energy Trust
TSX : BTE.UN

Baytex Energy Trust

July 05, 2005 16:39 ET

Baytex Energy Trust Announces Increase to Exchangeable Share Ratio

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - Baytex Energy Trust (TSX:BTE.UN) of Calgary, Alberta is pleased to announce the increase to the Exchange Ratio of the Exchangeable Shares of Baytex Energy Ltd. from 1.29701 to 1.31132. This increase will be effective on July 15, 2005.



The increase in the Exchange Ratio is calculated as follows:

Record Date of Baytex Energy Trust Distribution: June 30, 2005
Opening Exchange Ratio: 1.29701
Baytex Energy Trust Distribution per Unit: $ 0.15
Five-day Weighted Average Trading Price of BTE.UN
(prior to the end of June): $13.60
Increase in Exchange Ratio (xx): 0.01431
Effective Date of the Increase in Exchange Ratio: July 15, 2005
Exchange Ratio as of Effective Date: 1.31132

(xx) The increase in the Exchange Ratio is calculated by multiplying
the Baytex Energy Trust Distribution per Unit by the Opening
Exchange Ratio and dividing by the Five-day Weighted Average
Trading Price of BTE.UN.


A holder of Baytex Energy Ltd. Exchangeable Shares can exchange all or a portion of their holdings at any time by giving notice to their investment advisor or Valiant Trust Company at its principal transfer office at Suite 310, 606 - 4th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1T1 (telephone: 403-233-2801).

Baytex Energy Trust is a conventional oil and gas income trust focused on maintaining its production and asset base through internal property development and delivering consistent returns to its unitholders. Trust units of Baytex are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BTE.UN.

Contact Information

  • Baytex Energy Trust
    Ray Chan
    President & C.E.O.
    (403) 267-0715
    or
    Baytex Energy Trust
    Dan Belot
    Vice-President, Finance & C.F.O.
    (403) 267-0784
    Toll Free Number: 1-800-524-5521
    Website: www.baytex.ab.ca