May 01, 2007 14:55 ET

Strategic Energy Fund (TSX:SEF.UN) Announces Monthly Distribution of C$0.08 Per Unit for May 2007

TORONTO, ONTARIO and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 1, 2007) - Strategic Energy Management Corp. announces that Strategic Energy Fund's (the "Fund")(TSX:SEF.UN) cash distribution for May 2007 will be C$0.08 per unit.

The distribution details are as follows:

Distribution Ex-distribution date Record date Payable date
C$0.08 per unit May 14, 2007 May 16, 2007 May 31, 2007

Strategic Energy Fund

Strategic Energy Fund is an investment trust that seeks to provide unitholders with superior rates of return through a diversification strategy focused on investment opportunities within the Canadian energy sector. The Fund invests in established companies, early-stage energy companies and, to a lesser extent, special energy issuers, each with prospects for high growth in the near to medium term and the potential for long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund's investments in established companies, including energy royalty and income trusts, are made with a view to generate sufficient income to permit the Fund to make monthly cash distributions to unitholders.

Investments in early-stage energy companies are focused on both private and public issuers with strong, experienced management teams that have proven track records of enhancing shareholder value and successfully executing exit strategies. As well, the Fund may invest in undervalued issuers where Sentry Select Capital Corp., the investment advisor to the Fund, believes that capital appreciation can be realized.

Trading information and NAV

Strategic Energy Fund units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol SEF.UN. As of April 30, 2007, the Fund's closing price on the TSX was $9.45 per unit and the most recent net asset value as of April 25, 2007 was $10.92 per unit.

Sentry Select Capital Corp.

Sentry Select Capital Corp. is a Canadian wealth management company who manages approximately $8 billion in gross assets as of March 31, 2007. The company offers a diverse range of investment products including closed-end trusts, mutual funds, principal-protected notes and flow-through limited partnerships, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates. Sentry Select provides management and advisory services to over 25 exchange- listed entities.

Forward-looking statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the future performance of the Fund, including the potential for future distributions. These statements reflect Sentry Select's current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Due to the many risks and uncertainties, Sentry Select cannot assure that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will be realized.

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Contact Information

  • Sentry Select Capital Corp.
    Investor Services
    (broker/investor inquiries)
    (416) 364-1197 (FAX)
    Sentry Select Capital Corp.
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