Pengrowth Energy Trust

Pengrowth Energy Trust
Pengrowth Corporation

Pengrowth Corporation

April 19, 2005 12:21 ET

Pengrowth Energy Trust Announces Executive Appointment

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2005) - Pengrowth Corporation
("Pengrowth"), administrator of Pengrowth Energy Trust (the "Trust"), is pleased
to announce the appointment of James J. Emme as Executive Vice President,
Pengrowth Corporation and Vice President, Pengrowth Management Limited. In his
new position, Mr. Emme will report directly to James S. Kinnear, the President
of Pengrowth Corporation, and will have broad responsibilities for the operating
activities of Pengrowth Corporation and the business development activities of
Pengrowth Management Limited. Pending approval of the executive appointment in
accordance with Canadian immigration guidelines, Mr. Emme will evaluate
Pengrowth's existing properties as a geological consultant and will actively
support Pengrowth's business development.

Mr. Emme is a seasoned top oil and gas industry executive with a proven track
record of success and leadership over a 25-year career in the oil and gas
industry through increasing levels of responsibility in exploration,
exploitation, general management, and corporate development in North America and

Mr. Emme received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of
California in 1978 and a Masters in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines in
1981. He joined Anadarko in 1981 and held many positions throughout the Anadarko
organization over the course of 23 years, including serving as President of
Anadarko Canada during 2000-2001 when the company produced up to 93,000 boepd
and employed 500 people with an annual capital budget of up to U.S. $400
million. In his final position of Vice President Exploration and Business
Development of Anadarko in Houston, Texas, he managed the global exploration
program of the company.

During the course of his diverse career with Anadarko, Mr. Emme successfully led
exploration activities offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, onshore U.S., Canada,
Alaska and Algeria. He also actively participated in strategic mergers,
acquisitions and divestitures in the U.S. and Canada. He demonstrated an ability
to manage risk while recognizing and capturing impact growth opportunities. As
an explorationist and manager, he contributed to Anadarko's major discoveries in
the Berkine Basin of Algeria, deep water Gulf of Mexico, North Slope of Alaska
and Bossier Play in East Texas and North Louisiana. As President of Anadarko
Canada, he successfully implemented a growth mandate adding both reserves and
production. Over the past seven years, Mr. Emme has had significant exposure to
acquisitions and optimizations. In 2001, Mr. Emme oversaw Anadarko's acquisition
of Berkeley Petroleum and he played a key role in the merger and integration of
Anadarko and Union Pacific Resources in 2000.

Mr. Emme's broad management and technical experience will be very valuable to
Pengrowth Corporation and Pengrowth Management Limited as additional value is
sought from the company's existing base of assets and as Pengrowth seeks new
opportunities to make acquisitions, to identify upside and to execute
Pengrowth's business plan, both domestically and internationally.


James S. Kinnear, President

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