Freehold Royalty Trust

Freehold Royalty Trust

April 11, 2006 16:41 ET

Freehold Royalty Trust Announces Distribution for May 15, 2006

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 11, 2006) - Freehold Royalty Trust ("Freehold") (TSX:FRU.UN) announces that the regular monthly distribution in the amount of Cdn $0.18 per Trust Unit will be paid on May 15, 2006 to Unitholders of record on April 30, 2006 (ex-distribution date April 26, 2006). Including the May 15, 2006 payment, the twelve-month trailing cash distributions total Cdn $2.11 per Trust Unit.

For Canadian tax purposes, Freehold expects that distributions paid to Unitholders for 2006 will be 100% taxable ("other income").

Freehold is a Calgary-based oil and gas royalty trust that provides monthly cash distributions to Unitholders. Approximately 80% of production and over 90% of distributions come from our royalty assets (mineral title and gross overriding royalties). Freehold has an interest in over 22,000 oil and gas wells in western Canada and Ontario. The Trust Units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the symbol FRU.UN.

Forward-Looking Statements - Certain information set forth in this document, including management's assessment of Freehold's future plans and operations, contains forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond Freehold's control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, volatility of commodity prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserve estimates, environmental risks, competition from other industry participants, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, stock market volatility and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Freehold's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits Freehold will derive from them.

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