Crius Energy Trust announces the acquisition of customer accounts in New Hampshire

Crius Energy Trust announces the acquisition of customer accounts in New 
TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Crius Energy Trust ("Crius Energy" or the 
"Trust") (TSX:KWH.UN) announced that Crius Energy, LLC (the "Company"), 
through its wholly-owned subsidiary FairPoint Energy LLC, has entered into an 
agreement with PNE Energy Supply LLC to acquire a portfolio consisting of 
approximately 8,500 residential and small commercial customer accounts in New 
Hampshire (the "NH Acquisition"). FairPoint Energy is currently licenced to 
sell and market electricity in New Hampshire. The NH Acquisition closed on 
February 6, 2013. The Trust indirectly owns a 26.8% ownership interest in the 
Commenting on the NH Acquisition, Chief Executive Officer Michael Fallquist 
stated "this transaction represents an excellent opportunity to acquire 
customer accounts in a highly attractive market at accretive valuations. This 
acquisition demonstrates our ability to execute on our growth initiatives 
through opportunistic acquisitions and going forward we expect to see a strong 
pipeline of M&A activity in the retail energy industry." 
This press release contains statements that are forward looking. Investors 
should read the section Forward-Looking Statements at the end of this news 
release. In this news release, references to "Crius Energy" or the "Trust" 
include the Trust and its operating subsidiaries. 
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 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 
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 
About FairPoint Energy 
FairPoint Energy, LLC is a subsidiary of the Crius Energy, LLC, a competitive 
energy provider that is unaffiliated with FairPoint Communications or its 
subsidiaries. FairPoint Energy is a local provider of affordable, retail 
energy that offers 100% green energy options to customers in Maine and New 
Hampshire. FairPoint Energy was created through a strategic relationship 
between Crius Energy, LLC and FairPoint Communications and uses the FairPoint 
Energy name under a license agreement with FairPoint Communications, Inc. 
FairPoint EnergySM is a service mark of FairPoint Communications, registration 
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, results of operations, financial position or cash flows, customer 
revenues and margins, customer additions and renewals, customer attrition, 
customer consumption levels, general and administrative expenses, treatment 
under governmental regulatory regimes, distributable cash 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. 
For further information concerning this news release please contact: 
Michael Fallquist Chief Executive Officer (203) 663-7545  Roop Bhullar Chief 
Financial Officer (203) 883-9900   
SOURCE: Crius Energy Trust 
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