Bonavista Energy Trust
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Bonavista Energy Trust

October 03, 2005 12:50 ET

Bonavista Energy Trust Announces Increase to Exchangeable Share Ratio

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 3, 2005) - Bonavista Energy Trust (TSX:BNP.UN)is pleased to announce the increase to the Exchange Ratio of the Exchangeable Shares of Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. from 1.32951 to 1.33984. This increase will be effective on October 17, 2005.

The following are the details of the calculation of the Exchange Ratio:



------------------------------------------------------------------------
Five day
Weighted
Average
Record Trading Effective
Date of Bonavista Price of Date
Bonavista Energy BNP.UN of the Exchange
Energy Trust (Prior Increase Increase Ratio
Trust Opening Distri- to the in in as of
Distri- Exchange bution end of Exchange Exchange Effective
bution Ratio per Unit the Month) Ratio (xx) Ratio Date
------------------------------------------------------------------------
September 1.32951 $0.275 $ 35.40 0.01033 October 1.33984
30, 2005 17, 2005



(xx) The increase in the Exchange Ratio is calculated by multiplying the Bonavista Energy Trust Distribution per Unit by the Exchange Ratio immediately prior to the Record Date and dividing by the five day weighted average trading price of BNP.UN.

A holder of Bonavista Petroleum Ltd. Exchangeable Shares can exchange all or a portion of their holdings into Bonavista Energy Trust Units, at any time, by giving notice to their investment advisor or Valiant Trust Company at its principal transfer office in Suite 310, 606 - 4th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1T1.

Please visit our website at www.bonavistaenergy.com for detailed corporate information.

Contact Information

  • Bonavista Energy Trust
    Keith A. MacPhail
    President & CEO
    (403) 213-4300
    or
    Ronald J. Poelzer
    Executive Vice President & CFO
    (403) 213-4300
    or
    Greg R. Warner
    Vice President, Finance
    (403) 213-4300
    or
    700, 311 - 6th Avenue SW
    Calgary, AB T2P 3H2
    (403) 213-4300
    Website: www.bonavistaenergy.com