Royal Utilities Income Fund

Royal Utilities Income Fund

April 16, 2007 14:46 ET

Royal Utilities Income Fund to Release First Quarter 2007 Financial Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - Royal Utilities Income Fund (the "Fund") (TSX:RU.UN) is scheduled to release its first quarter 2007 earnings results on Tuesday, May 1, 2007. An analyst conference call will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time).

Scheduled speakers on the conference call will include Jowdat Waheed, President & Chief Executive Officer, Guy Bentinck, Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Greg Fuhr, Senior Vice President, Operations, and Mona Hale, Vice President, Finance & Controller.

The live audio webcast will be available on Royal Utilities' website at, or via teleconference at 800-731-5774.

An archive of the webcast will also be available on the website. A replay of the conference call will be available until June 30, 2007 and can be accessed at
877-289-8525, pass code 21217129#.

About Royal Utilities Income Fund

The Fund is an unincorporated, open-ended, limited purpose trust established under the laws of Alberta. The Fund indirectly holds all of the common shares of Prairie Mines and Royalty Ltd. (the "company"), which is the largest thermal coal producer in Canada. The company owns and operates the Paintearth, Sheerness, Genesee (50% joint venture interest), Poplar River, Boundary Dam and Bienfait mines, and operates the Highvale and Whitewood mines under contract. A total of 36 million tonnes of coal was produced by the company in 2006.

The company also holds a portfolio of mineral rights located in Alberta and Saskatchewan on which it earns royalties from the production of coal and potash.

The company's revenue is derived from two principal sources: the supply of thermal coal under long-term contracts with the major electric utilities in Alberta and Saskatchewan, and royalty payments received from certain utility customers and other parties based on coal and potash production.

Contact Information

  • Royal Utilities Income Fund
    Investor Relations
    (416) 934-7655