Viking Energy Royalty Trust
TSX : VKR.UN
TSX : VKR.DB

Viking Energy Royalty Trust

July 12, 2005 17:00 ET

Viking Energy Royalty Trust Announces Distributions for Third Quarter 2005

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - July 12, 2005) - Viking Energy Royalty Trust (TSX:VKR.UN) (TSX:VKR.DB) ("Viking") announces that it has declared Unitholder distributions of $0.08 per unit for each of the months of July, August and September 2005 as follows:



Distribution Ex-Distribution Distribution
Record Date Date Date per Unit
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July 22, 2005 August 15, 2005 July 20, 2005 $0.08
August 22, 2005 September 15, 2005 August 18, 2005 $0.08
September 22, 2005 October 17, 2005 September 20, 2005 $0.08


Viking Energy Royalty Trust is an open-end investment Trust that generates income from long-life oil and natural gas producing properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan. The beneficiaries of Viking are the holders of its Trust Units who receive monthly distributions of the cash flow from the income. Viking currently has 170,580,643 Units outstanding which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol "VKR.UN". Also listed on the TSX are $74.3 million of principal amount of Viking's 10.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures which trade under the symbol "VKR.DB".

Contact Information

  • Viking Energy Royalty Trust
    John Zahary
    President and CEO
    (403) 268-3175 or Toll Free: 1-877-292-2527
    or
    Viking Energy Royalty Trust
    Robert Fotheringham
    VP Finance and CFO
    (403) 268-3175 or Toll Free: 1-877-292-2527
    or
    Viking Energy Royalty Trust
    Diane Phillips
    Investor Relations
    (403) 268-3175 or Toll Free: 1-877-292-2527
    or
    Viking Energy Royalty Trust
    Suite 400, 330-5th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 0L4
    (403) 268-3175 or Toll Free: 1-877-292-2527
    Email: vikingin@viking-roy.com
    Website: www.vikingenergy.com