Total Energy Services Trust
TSX : TOT.UN

Total Energy Services Trust

October 17, 2005 06:00 ET

Total Energy Services Trust Announces Cash Distribution

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 17, 2005) - Total Energy Services Trust (TSX:TOT.UN) ("Total") announces that its cash distribution for the month of October 2005 in the amount of Cdn. $0.08 per trust unit will be paid on November 15, 2005 to unitholders of record on October 31, 2005. The ex-distribution date is October 27, 2005.

Total also confirms the following increase to the exchange ratio of the exchangeable shares of Total Energy Services Ltd.



Effective Exchange
Date Ratio
Record of the as of
Date of Increase Increase Effective
Unit Distri- Opening Market in in Date
Distri- bution Exchange Price of Exchange Exchange of
bution per Unit Ratio Units (1) Ratio (2) Ratio Increase
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September October
30, 2005 $0.07 1.02438 $13.42 0.00534 17, 2005 1.02972


(1) Market Price of Units is equal to the weighted average trading price of Total's trust units for the five business days ending on the Record Date of Unit Distribution.

(2) The Increase in Exchange Ratio is calculated by multiplying the Distribution per Unit by the Opening Exchange Ratio and dividing by the Market Price of Units.

Total Energy Services Trust is a growth oriented oil and gas service income trust involved in contract drilling services, drilling and production rentals and natural gas compression equipment fabrication, sales, rental and service. The trust units of Total are listed and trade on the TSX under the symbol "TOT.UN".


The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Total Energy Services Trust
    Mr. Daniel K. Halyk
    Chief Executive Officer
    (403) 216-3921
    or
    Total Energy Services Trust
    Mr. David A. Hawkins
    Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    (403) 216-3920
    Email: investorrelations@totalenergy.ca
    Website: www.totalenergy.ca