Crius Energy Trust Announces Three-Year Extension of Exclusive Marketing Partnership with Cincinnati Bell

Crius Energy Trust Announces Three-Year Extension of Exclusive Marketing 
Partnership with Cincinnati Bell 
- Partnership to continue providing 100% green energy solution to Cincinnati 
Bell customers under the brand Cincinnati Bell Energy - 
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Crius Energy Trust(TSX: KWH.UN) ("Crius Energy" 
or the "Trust"), a leading provider of retail energy across the United States, 
today announced the three-year extension of the exclusive marketing 
partnership between Cincinnati Bell Inc.(NYSE: CBB) and Crius Energy, LLC 
("Crius"), which was effective April, 12, 2013. With the renewal of this 
agreement Cincinnati Bell will continue to market green energy through the 
brand Cincinnati Bell Energy ("CBE"). 
"The renewal of the relationship signifies the trust and confidence Cincinnati 
Bell places in Crius to deliver the highest quality products and services to 
its customers through CBE," said Michael Fallquist, CEO of Crius Energy Trust. 
"As the first of Crius' telecom partnerships, Cincinnati Bell's ongoing 
excitement and interest in engagement represents a key milestone showing the 
sustainability of this business model and this channel. We are pleased to 
continue to work with a partner of Cincinnati Bell's caliber and expect this 
will continue to represent a growing segment of the Crius business." 
In June of 2011, Crius developed this sales channel, launching green 
electricity offerings through Cincinnati Bell's inbound call center. The 
marketing relationship has progressed to include natural gas as well as green 
electricity options offered through Cincinnati Bell's call center as well as 
its retail stores. 
"Crius, through CBE, has been an effective partnership for Cincinnati Bell as 
we strive to offer unique, quality products for our customers," said Darrick 
Zucco, Vice President & General Manager, Cincinnati Bell. "CBE has provided a 
new channel for growth for Cincinnati Bell, allowing us to add another venue 
to differentiate our offerings from our competition. The commitment of another 
three years exhibits the importance of energy as part of our core customer 
offering. We are proud to continue this association." 
Subsequent to developing the first partnership with Cincinnati Bell, Crius 
expanded this particular sales channel by signing partnerships with additional 
telecom companies Frontier Communications Corp. (NYSE: FTR) and FairPoint 
Communications Inc. (NYSE: FRP). 
About Cincinnati Bell Energy 
Cincinnati Bell Energy is a local provider of affordable, green retail energy. 
The company provides electricity generated by 100 percent wind power to 
customers in southwestern Ohio. Cincinnati Bell Energy is a subsidiary of 
Crius Energy LLC and the company uses the Cincinnati Bell Energy name under a 
license agreement with Cincinnati Bell, Inc. For more information, visit 
About Cincinnati Bell 
With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides 
integrated communications solutions - including local and long distance voice, 
data, high-speed internet, entertainment and wireless services - that keep 
residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected 
with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across 
the United States rely on Cincinnati Bell for efficient, scalable office 
communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell also is 
the majority owner of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which provides best-in-class 
data center colocation services to enterprise customers through its facilities 
with fully redundant power and cooling solutions that are currently located in 
the Midwest, Texas, Arizona, London and Singapore. For more information, 
please visit 
About Crius Energy 
Crius Energy has been established to provide investors with a stable and 
consistent distribution-producing investment through the acquisition of a 
26.8% ownership interest in Crius Energy LLC (the "Company"). The Company is 
one of the largest independent energy retailers operating in the United 
States, with more than 530,000 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 intends to qualify as 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 
Michael Fallquist Chief Executive Officer (203) 663-7545  Roop Bhullar Chief 
Financial Officer (203) 883-9900  Philip Dale TMX Equicom 
(416) 815-0700 ext. 253 
SOURCE: Crius Energy Trust 
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