Peak Energy Services Trust
TSX : PES.UN

Peak Energy Services Trust

July 04, 2005 13:40 ET

Peak Energy Services Trust Closes Competition Wireline Ltd. Acquisition

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 4, 2005) - Peak Energy Services Trust (TSX:PES.UN) ("Peak" or the "Trust") is pleased to announce that it successfully completed the acquisition of Competition Wireline Services Ltd. ("Competition") on June 30, 2005, with an effective date of July 1, 2005. As outlined in our press release dated June 26, 2005 Peak acquired Competition for proceeds of $32.5 million plus a maximum earn-out of $6.0 million payable one year after the first anniversary date of the effective date of the transaction. As partial consideration in this transaction Peak issued 637,254 trust units to the previous owners of Competition, based on $6.5 million worth of trust units using the 10 day weighted average trading price of $10.20 calculated on the June 30, 2005 closing date.

Competition represents an excellent opportunity for Peak to further diversify its operations by adding a significant new product offering to its Production Services segment. Competition, formed in 1997 by the current owners, has 22 quality wireline units and eight strategic locations in western Canada including Dawson Creek, Grande Prairie, Fox Creek, Whitecourt, Vegreville, Rocky Mountain House, Red Deer and Okotoks. By September 2005, Competition will have 25 wireline units in its fleet. This acquisition also brings approximately 80 experienced employees that will remain a key part of the future and success of this business line for Peak.

About Peak Energy Services Trust

Peak Energy Services Trust is a diversified energy services organization providing oilfield equipment and related services to the energy industry in western Canada. Peak Energy Services Trust units are list on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "PES.UN".

Certain information set forth in this document, including management's assessment of Peak'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 these parties' control, including the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, currency fluctuations, 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. Peak's actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits that Peak will derive there from. Peak disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The TSX have neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Peak Energy Services Trust
    Mr. Christopher E. Haslam
    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 543-7325
    or
    Peak Energy Services Trust
    Mr. Matt J. Huber
    Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 543-7325
    (403) 543-7320 (FAX)
    or
    Peak Energy Services Trust
    Suite 1800, 530-8th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta
    T2P 3S8