CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2009) - Zargon Energy Trust ("Zargon") (TSX:ZAR.UN) is pleased to announce the increase to the Exchange Ratio of the exchangeable shares of Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX:ZOG.B) from 1.62142 to 1.63709. This increase will be effective on December 15, 2009.
The following are the details of the calculation of the Exchange Ratio:
Five day Effective
Average of the Exchange
Record Trading Increase Increase Ratio
Date of Opening Zargon's Price of in in as of
Zargon's Exchange Distribution Zargon's Exchange Exchange Effective
Distribution Ratio per Unit Units Ratio(1) Ratio Date
November 30, December
2009 1.62142 $ 0.18 $18.62612 0.01567 15, 2009 1.63709
(1) The increase in the Exchange Ratio is calculated by multiplying Zargon's
distribution per unit by the Exchange Ratio immediately prior to the
distribution record date and dividing by the five day weighted average
trading price of Zargon's units.
A holder of exchangeable shares can exchange all or a portion of their holdings into Zargon Energy Trust Units, at any time, by giving notice to their investment advisor or Valiant Trust Company at its principal transfer office at Suite 310, 606 - 4th Street S.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1T1.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, Zargon's securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and there are currently 23.094 million trust units (ZAR.UN) and 1.785 million exchangeable shares (ZOG.B) outstanding. After giving effect to the conversion privilege of the exchangeable shares and the December 15, 2009 revised exchange ratio there would be a total of 26.016 million trust units outstanding.
In order to learn more about Zargon, we encourage you to visit Zargon's website at www.zargon.ca
where you will find a current shareholder presentation, financial reports and historical news releases.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Zargon Energy Trust
President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer