NAL Energy Corporation

NAL Energy Corporation

February 23, 2011 12:33 ET

NAL Energy Corporation Provides 2010 Tax Information for NAL Oil & Gas Trust and 2010 Year End Results Release Date

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2011) - NAL Energy Corporation ("NAL Energy" or the "Corporation") (TSX:NAE) provides the following tax information for NAL Oil & Gas Trust ("NAL" or the "Trust"):

2010 Canadian Unitholder Tax Information

NAL has determined that of the $1.08 per trust unit in cash distributions declared to unitholders in 2010 and to be included in the 2010 "T3 Supplementary" slips ("T3"), 100% is deemed income (taxable) and no portion of the 2010 distributions is considered "Return of Capital".

The following information is provided to assist individual Canadian unitholders of NAL in the preparation of their 2010 Income Tax Return and is not to be considered tax advice to any particular individual but rather, general information.

Trust units held within a deferred plan

Unitholders who held their trust units in a deferred plan such as an RRSP, RRIF RESP, RPP or DPSP do not need to report any amounts for tax purposes. 

Trust units held outside of a deferred plan

Canadian beneficial unitholders who received distributions in 2010 outside of a deferred plan will receive a T3 from their broker. Canadian registered unitholders who held their units outside of a deferred plan will receive a T3 from Computershare Trust Company of Canada. 

The deadline for mailing all T3 Supplementary Information slips to unitholders as required by Canada Revenue Agency is March 31, 2010.

For additional details on monthly distributions paid in years prior to 2010, please visit our website at:

2010 U.S. Unitholder Tax Information

For U.S. tax purposes NAL has not elected to be a partnership and, according to its tax advisors, should be treated as a corporation by its U.S. investors. Under U.S. federal tax law, 100% of the Trust's 2010 distributions should be considered dividends for U.S. income tax purposes.

NAL believes that the 2010 distributions paid to U.S. residents should be treated as "qualified dividends" under the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 and, generally, these dividends should be eligible for the maximum tax rate of 15% applicable to "qualified dividends". However, the individual taxpayer's situation must be considered before making this determination.

Unitholders who are resident in the U.S. are subject to a 15% Canadian withholding tax on the distributions received from NAL. U.S. unitholders should receive a NR4 statement regarding, among other things, the aggregate distributions NAL paid for the year and the amount of Canadian withholding tax withheld from such distributions.

Canadian withholding taxes should generally qualify for a foreign tax credit for the purposes of computing U.S. federal income taxes, subject to certain limitations. 

The above information is of a general nature only and does not address U.S. state or local tax treatment, and is not intended to constitute legal or tax advice to any holder of NAL units. U.S. investors should consult their own legal or tax advisors as to their particular tax consequences of holding NAL units, including the proper U.S. federal income tax treatment of distributions from NAL.

2010 Year End and Fourth Quarter Results Release Date

NAL Energy Corporation is expected to release its 2010 year-end reserves and year-end financial and operating results on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. MDT (4:30 p.m. EST).


NAL Energy Corporation provides a total return to its investors which combines income with prudent growth in the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry. The Corporation generates returns for its shareholders by pursuing a strategy of acquiring, developing, producing and selling crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids from pools in southeastern Saskatchewan, central Alberta, northeastern British Columbia and Lake Erie, Ontario.

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