Penn West Energy Trust
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Penn West Energy Trust

March 27, 2009 23:59 ET

Penn West Energy Trust Files 2008 Year End Disclosure Documents

CALGARY, ALBERTA--( Marketwire - March 27, 2009) - Penn West Energy Trust ("Penn West") (TSX:PWT.UN) (NYSE:PWE) announces that it has filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities its audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes for the year ended December 31, 2008 and related Management's Discussion and Analysis. Penn West has also filed its Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2008, which includes the disclosure and reports relating to reserves data and other oil and gas information required pursuant to National Instrument 51-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators. Penn West has also filed its Annual Report on Form 40-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Copies of these documents may be obtained electronically via www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml, (for the Form 40-F) or through Penn West's website at www.pennwest.com. Hard copies of Penn West's audited Consolidated Financial Statements and related MD&A are also available upon request, free of charge, by contacting our Investor Relations group or by requesting them through our website.

Penn West trust units and debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols PWT.UN, PWT.DB.B, PWT.DB.C, PWT.DB.D, PWT.DB.E and PWT.DB.F and Penn West trust units are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PWE.

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