Crius Energy Trust Confirms December 2012 Distribution

TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - At a meeting of the board of directors of Crius 
Energy Trust ("Crius Energy" or the "Trust") (TSX:KWH.UN) held in Toronto on 
December 13, 2012, the directors unanimously voted to confirm the initial 
December 2012 distribution of $0.1326 per trust unit to be paid on January 15, 
2013 for the period from the closing of the initial public offering on 
November 13, 2012 to December 31, 2012. The distribution will be made to 
unitholders of record on December 31, 2012. Commencing January 2013, Crius 
Energy expects that the monthly cash distribution rate will be $0.0833 per 
trust unit. Crius Energy also reports that business operations based on 
preliminary third quarter results are in line with management's expectations 
and support the cash distributions as noted above. Third quarter results will 
be reported as part of the business acquisition report which Crius Energy 
expects to file on or about January 16, 2013. The business acquisition report 
will include, among other things, pro-forma financial statements of Crius 
Energy as well as third quarter results of the Trust's wholly-owned operating 
About Crius Energy 
Crius Energy has been established to provide investors with a stable and 
consistent distribution-producing investment through the acquisition of an 
ownership interest in Crius Energy, LLC (the "Company") by an indirect 
wholly-owned subsidiary of Crius Energy. The Company is one of the largest 
independent energy retailers operating in the United States, with more than 
500,000 residential customer equivalents. The Company serves residential and 
small to medium-size commercial customers in the United States and markets its 
products through a variety of sales channels and brand names. The Company 
currently sells electricity in 11 states and the District of Columbia and 
natural gas in five states. 
Crius Energy is a "mutual fund trust" under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the 
"Tax Act"). The Trust will not be a "SIFT trust" (as defined in the Tax Act), 
provided that the Trust complies at all times with its investment restriction 
which precludes the Trust from holding any "non-portfolio property" (as 
defined in the Tax Act). Material information pertaining to Crius Energy may 
be found on or 
Forward-Looking Statements 
This news release contains forward-looking information that involves 
substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are 
beyond the control of Crius Energy, including, without limitation, those 
listed under "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in Crius Energy's 
final prospectus (collectively, "forward-looking information"). 
Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited 
to, Crius Energy's objectives and status as a mutual fund trust and not a SIFT 
trust and Crius Energy's expectations and estimates regarding the payment of 
distributions to unitholders. Crius Energy cautions investors of Crius 
Energy's securities about important factors that could cause Crius Energy's 
actual results to differ materially from those projected in any 
forward-looking statements included in this news release. Any statements that 
express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, 
objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical 
facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and 
uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ 
materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. No 
assurance can be given that the expectations set out in this news release will 
prove to be correct and accordingly, prospective investors should not place 
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements speak 
only as of the date of this news release and Crius Energy does not assume any 
obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. 
Michael Fallquist Chief Executive Officer (203) 663-7545 
Roop Bhullar Chief Financial Officer (203) 883-9900     
SOURCE: Crius Energy Trust 
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