Big Rock Brewery Income Trust
TSX : BR.UN

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust
BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

BIG ROCK BREWERY LTD.

May 19, 2010 16:45 ET

Big Rock Brewery Income Trust Announces Monthly Distribution

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) - Big Rock Brewery Income Trust (TSX:BR.UN) (the "Trust") is pleased to announce that a distribution of $0.10 per trust unit will be paid on June 15, 2010 to unitholders of record on May 31, 2010. The trust units will commence trading on an ex-dividend basis May 27, 2010.

The Trust is maintaining its 10 cent distribution level as a result of the solid first quarter results released earlier this month. During the first three months of 2010, the brewery saw sales volumes increase by approximately 25% and net earnings grow by approximately 20% compared to the same three month period last year.

The Trust is an unincorporated open-ended limited purpose trust established under the laws of the Province of Alberta. The Trust owns all of the securities of Big Rock Brewery Operations Corp. and Big Rock Brewery Limited Partnership (collectively "Big Rock"), which entitles the Trust to receive all cash flow available for distribution from the business of Big Rock after debt service payments, maintenance capital expenditures and other cash requirements.

About Big Rock Brewery

Big Rock Brewery - headquartered in Calgary, Alberta - produces premium, all-natural craft beers. As Canada's leading craft brewer Big Rock boasts a family of twelve exceptional ales and lagers (with a new brew, Gopher Lager set to launch this June in Alberta), Rock Creek dry apple cider and an ongoing selection of seasonal beers. Big Rock products are sold in nine provinces and three territories in Canada and oddly enough they are also available in Korea. This year is Big Rock's 25th year of operations, which marks an important milestone for the brewery.

Contact Information

  • Big Rock Brewery Ltd.
    Aisling (Ash-ling) Tomei
    Manager, Corporate Relations
    (403) 203-3746
    atomei@bigrockbeer.com
    or
    Big Rock Brewery Ltd.
    Dwayne Dubois, CGA, CA
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 720-4465
    (403) 236-7523 (FAX)
    www.bigrockbeer.com