Provident Energy Trust

Provident Energy Trust

November 15, 2005 09:00 ET

Provident Closes $425 Million Bought Deal Financing

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 15, 2005) - Provident Energy Trust (TSX:PVE.UN) (AMEX:PVX) ("Provident") today closed the previously-announced bought deal financing for gross proceeds of approximately $425.1 million (net proceeds of approximately $405.3 million). The net proceeds of the financing will be used to partially fund Provident's previously-announced acquisition of the natural gas liquids ("NGL") business of EnCana Corporation for a purchase price of approximately $697.0 million, plus working capital and other adjustments. The remaining portion of the purchase price will be funded through Provident's credit facilities.

The financing consisted of 21,830,000 subscription receipts at a price of $12.60 per subscription receipt for gross proceeds of approximately $275.1 million and $150.0 million principal amount of 6.5% convertible extendible unsecured subordinated debentures. Each subscription receipt entitles the holder thereof to receive, without payment of additional consideration, one Provident trust unit upon completion of the acquisition of the NGL business, provided the acquisition closes on or before January 26, 2006. The acquisition is expected to close by mid-December 2005. In addition, upon completion of the acquisition of the NGL business, the maturity date of the debentures will be automatically extended from the initial maturity date of January 25, 2006 to April 30, 2011. The offering of subscription receipts and debentures was sold to a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc.

Provident Energy Trust is a Calgary-based, open-ended energy trust that owns and manages an oil and gas production business and a natural gas liquids midstream services and marketing business. Provident's energy portfolio is located in some of the more stable and predictable producing regions in western Canada, southern California and Wyoming. Provident provides monthly cash distributions to its unitholders and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange under the symbols PVE.UN and PVX, respectively.

Contact Information

  • Provident Energy Trust
    Laurie Stretch
    Senior Manager, Investor Relations and Communications
    Phone: (403) 231-6710
    Corporate Head Office:
    800, 112 - 4th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 0H3
    (403) 296-2233 or Toll Free: 1-800-587-6299
    (403) 294-0111 (FAX)