VOC Energy Trust Announces Trust Quarterly Distribution

  VOC Energy Trust Announces Trust Quarterly Distribution

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AUSTIN, Texas -- October 18, 2012

VOC Energy Trust (NYSE: VOC) announced the Trust distribution of net profits
for the third quarterly payment period ended September 30, 2012.

Unitholders of record on October 30, 2012 will receive a distribution
amounting to $7,820,000, or $0.46 per unit, payable November 14, 2012.

The underlying oil and gas properties subject to the Trust’s net profits
interest include properties located in Brazos County, Texas. VOC Brazos is
continuing to develop the Woodbine C Sand underlying the Kurten Woodbine Unit
in the area, utilizing horizontal wells completed with multiple fracture
stimulations together with recompletions of existing vertical wellbores into
additional pay intervals. In September 2012, VOC Brazos began producing from
the first of three horizontal wells planned for 2012; the second horizontal
well was abandoned due to mechanical issues with the wellbore; and the third
horizontal well was spudded in October 2012. As a result of the abandoned
horizontal well, future production volumes for the underlying properties in
the Kurten Woodbine Unit will be less, while remaining costs associated with
this activity will be incurred in the future quarterly payment period. Future
distributions to the Trust from the net profits interest will be impacted by
this event.

Volume and net profits for the payment period were:

Volume (BOE)                                                     211,542
Proceeds (per BOE)                                              $ 77.87
Gross Proceeds                                                  $ 16,472,707
Costs                                                           $7,404,114]
Net Profits                                                     $ 9,068,593
Percentage applicable to Trust’s 80%
Net Profits Interest                                            $ 7,254,874
Decrease in cash reserve held by VOC Brazos Energy Partners,    $ 750,000
Total cash proceeds available for the Trust                     $ 8,004,874
Provision for estimated Trust expenses                          $ (184,874   )
Net cash proceeds available for distribution                    $ 7,820,000

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Although VOC Brazos
Energy Partners, L.P. has advised the Trust that VOC Brazos Energy Partners,
L.P. believes that the expectations contained in this press release are
reasonable, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove to be
correct. The announced distributable amount is based on the amount of cash
received or expected to be received by the Trustee from the underlying
properties on or prior to the record date with respect to the quarter ended
September 30, 2012. Any differences in actual cash receipts by the Trust could
affect this distributable amount. Other important factors that could cause
these statements to differ materially include the actual results of drilling
operations, risks inherent in drilling and production of oil and gas
properties, the ability of commodity purchasers to make payment, and other
risk factors described in the Trust’s Form 10-K for the year ended December
31, 2011 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements made in
this press release are qualified by the cautionary statements made in these
risk factors. The Trust does not intend, and assumes no obligation, to update
any of the statements included in this press release.


VOC Energy Trust
The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee
Mike Ulrich, 855-802-1094
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