EnerVest Diversified Income Trust
TSX : EIT.UN

EnerVest Diversified Income Trust

December 13, 2011 20:53 ET

EnerVest Diversified Income Trust Announces December 2011 Distribution

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EnerVest Diversified Income Trust ("EnerVest" or the "Fund")(TSX:EIT.UN) announces the December 2011 distribution of $0.10 per unit. The distribution will be paid on January 13, 2012 to unitholders of record on December 30, 2011. The ex-distribution date for this payment is December 28, 2011.

First Quarter Distribution Outlook

For the first quarter of 2012, the Fund intends to pay a $0.10 per unit distribution for each of January, February and March. Exact record, payment and ex-distribution dates for each distribution will continue to be provided via news release on a monthly basis.

About the Distribution

The Fund's objective is to deliver a consistent, high-yield, monthly cash distribution from a portfolio of income- generating and capital-growth oriented securities.

Covered Call Option Income

Since inception, the Fund has derived the distribution from a variety of investment sources, including portfolio income and realized capital gains. The Fund has also undertaken a covered call option strategy to generate additional income through the receipt of call option premiums. This strategy allows us to hold a security in anticipation of future capital appreciation while 'writing', or selling, a call option on a portion of the security in order to generate additional income. Call options are short-term, typically less than 30 days, retaining medium to long- term capital appreciation opportunities for the Fund.

The portfolio manager will use this strategy opportunistically, particularly during times when the market is flat or downward trending. During weaker markets, a covered call option strategy will generally provide higher returns and lower volatility for a portfolio compared to a portfolio that does not utilize this strategy. We believe this strategy will help keep the distribution sustainable in such markets.

About the Fund

The Fund is one of Canada's largest, diversified closed-end investment funds and is listed on the TSX under the symbol EIT.UN. The Fund is actively managed and invests in a diversified portfolio of income-generating and capital-growth oriented securities listed primarily on the TSX. The Fund is designed to maximize distributions and net asset value for the benefit of its Unitholders. Bob Haber is the portfolio manager of the Fund. Bob is the former CIO and award-winning portfolio manager of Fidelity Investments Canada.

About Canoe Financial LP

Canoe Financial is the Manager of the Fund. Canoe Financial is an investment management firm focused on building financial wealth for Canadians. Canoe currently manages approximately $1.6 billion in assets through its investment products. Canoe is a strong believer in Canada as a place to invest. With continued global urbanization, increasing worldwide demand for resources and its sound fiscal structure, we believe Canada provides long-term growth potential for investors.

To learn more about Canoe Financial, visit our website at www.canoefinancial.com.

Bob Haber is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Haber Trilix Advisors, LP, who is a sub-advisor to Canoe Financial LP. Canoe is the registered Portfolio Manager and Manager of the Fund.

Forward Looking Statement: Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward looking statements which reflect Canoe Financial's current expectations regarding future results or events. Words such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "intend," "plan," "potential," "continue" and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and a number of factors could cause actual results to materially differ from expectations discussed in the forward looking statements including, but not limited to, changes in general economic and market conditions and other risk factors. Although the forward-looking statements are based on what Canoe Financial believes to be reasonable assumptions, we cannot assure that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the current date and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

This communication is not to be construed as a public offering to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Such an offer can only be made by way of a prospectus or other applicable offering document and should be read carefully before making any investment. This release is for information purposes only. Investors should consult their Investment Advisor for details and risk factors regarding specific strategies and various investment products.

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