Sentry Select Capital Inc.

Sentry Select Capital Inc.
Oil Sands Split Trust
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Oil Sands Split Trust

February 13, 2009 17:18 ET

Oil Sands Split Trust (TSX: OST.UN and OST.PR.A) Announces Decrease in Distributions for the First Quarter of 2009

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2009) - Oil Sands Split Trust (the "Trust")(TSX:OST.UN)(TSX:OST.PR.A) announces a quarterly distribution of $0.25 per Capital Unit payable on March 17, 2009 to unitholders of record on February 27, 2009; and a quarterly interest payment of $0.36125 per Preferred Security payable on March 17, 2009 to securityholders of record on February 5, 2009. The distribution of $0.25 per Capital Unit represents a $3.25 decrease from the previous quarter.

Oil Sands Split Trust

Oil Sands Split Trust offers investors both Preferred Securities and Capital Units. The Trust holds units of Canadian Oil Sands Trust in order to fund quarterly fixed-interest payments on the Trust's Preferred Securities and to enable the holders of the Trust's Capital Units to participate in any capital appreciation in the Canadian Oil Sands units and to benefit from any increase in the distributions paid on those units.

Sentry Select Capital Inc.

Sentry Select Capital Inc. ("Sentry Select") is a Canadian wealth management company that offers a diverse range of investment products including closed-end trusts, mutual funds, principal-protected notes and flow-through limited partnerships, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates.

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions "expect," "intend," "will" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to Sentry Select. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Sentry Select's current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the ability of the Trust to pay the distributions in the amounts and on the dates specified. Although Sentry Select believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Sentry Select undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law. For a complete disclosure record for the Fund please visit the Fund's profile on www.sedar.com.



Oil Sands Split Trust
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