Viking Energy Royalty Trust

Viking Energy Royalty Trust

March 23, 2005 19:16 ET

Viking Energy Royalty Trust Announces Filing of its 2004 Annual Financial Statements and MD&A


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FOR: VIKING ENERGY ROYALTY TRUST

TSX SYMBOL: VKR.UN
TSX SYMBOL: VKR.DB

MARCH 23, 2005 - 19:16 ET

Viking Energy Royalty Trust Announces Filing of its
2004 Annual Financial Statements and MD&A

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - Viking Energy Royalty
Trust ("Viking") (TSX:VKR.UN) (TSX:VKR.DB) announces that it has filed
the Management Discussion and Analysis and Audited Consolidated
Financial Statements for the years ended December 31, 2004 and 2003 with
the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on the System for
Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval ("SEDAR"). Viking previously
announced its results for the Fourth Quarter 2004 and year ended
December 31, 2004 in a press release dated February 23, 2005. An
electronic copy of these documents may be obtained on Viking's SEDAR
profile at www.sedar.com or on the Viking website at
www.vikingenergy.com.

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 the Trust Units who receive monthly distributions of the cash flow
from the income. The Trust currently has 167,554,069 Units outstanding
which trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol
"VKR.UN". Also listed on the TSX are the Trust's $74.3 million principal
amounts of 10.5% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures which
trade under the symbol "VKR.DB".

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    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
    Email: vikingin@viking-roy.com
    Website: www.vikingenergy.com
    or
    Viking Energy Royalty Trust
    Suite 400, 330-5th Avenue S.W.
    Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0L4