Crius Energy Trust confirms January 2013 distribution

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TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Crius Energy Trust ("Crius Energy" or the "Trust") (TSX: KWH.UN), confirms its January 2013 distribution of $0.0833 per unit.  The distribution will be paid on February 15, 2013, in respect of the period from and including January 1 to January 31, 2013 to unitholders of record on January 31, 2013.  The ex-distribution date will be January 29, 2013.

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 www.sedar.com or www.criusenergytrust.ca.

SOURCE: Crius Energy Trust

For further information:

Michael Fallquist
Chief Executive Officer
(203) 663-7545

Roop Bhullar
Chief Financial Officer
(203) 883-9900