ARC Resources Ltd. / ARC Energy Trust Announce the January 2009 increase to the ARX Exchangeable Shares Exchange Ratio



    CALGARY, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - (AET.UN and ARX - TSX) ARC Resources Ltd. along
with ARC Energy Trust announces the increase to the exchange ratio of the
exchangeable shares of the corporation from 2.53682 to 2.55492. Such increase
will be effective on February 16, 2009. The following are the details on the
calculation of the exchange ratio:

    
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                                     10 day
     Record                         weighted              Effective
    date of                          average                 date
      ARC             ARC Energy     trading                of the  Exchange
    Energy               Trust      price of    Increase  increase  ratio as
     Trust    Opening   distrib-  AET.UN (prior    in        in        of
    distrib-  exchange   ution     to the end   exchange  exchange  effective
    ution      ratio    per unit  of the month)  ratio(xx)  ratio     date
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    January    2.53682   $0.12      $16.8233     0.01810  February   2.55492
     31, 2009                                              16, 2009
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    (xx) The increase in the exchange ratio is calculated by dividing the ARC
         Energy Trust distribution per unit by the 10 day weighted average
         trading price of AET.UN and multiplying by the opening exchange
         ratio.

    A holder of ARC Resources Ltd. exchangeable shares can exchange all or a
portion of their holdings at any time by giving notice to their investment
advisor or Computershare Investor Services at its principal transfer office in
Suite 600, 530 - 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 3S8, their telephone
number is 1-800-564-6253 and their website is www.computershare.com.

    ARC RE

SOURCES LTD. John P. Dielwart, President and Chief Executive Officer %SEDAR: 00001245E %CIK: 0001029509

For further information:

For further information: about ARC Energy Trust, please visit our
website www.arcenergytrust.com or contact: Investor Relations, E-mail:
ir@arcresources.com, Telephone: (403) 503-8600, Fax: (403) 509-6417


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