A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund Announces May 2009 Cash Distribution



    VANCOUVER, May 4 /CNW/ - A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (the Fund)
(TSX symbol AW.UN) today declared a cash distribution of 10.6 cents per trust
unit for the period April 1 to April 30, 2009. The distribution will be paid
to unitholders of record at the close of business on May 15, 2009, and will be
payable on May 29, 2009. For tax purposes 8.958 cents per unit of this
distribution will be other taxable income and 1.642 cents per unit will be
non-eligible dividends.
    This distribution is in addition to the Special Distribution of 10 cents
per unit, payable on May 29, 2009 to unitholders of record as at May 15, 2009,
which was announced on April 28, 2009.
    A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (Food Services) will also receive 10.6
cents per share from A&W Trade Marks Inc. (Trade Marks) on its investment in
Trade Marks.

    Launched on February 15, 2002, the Fund, through its investment in Trade
Marks, is entitled to receive royalties from Food Services in the amount of 3%
of the sales of the 685 A&W restaurants in the Royalty Pool. Cash
distributions are paid monthly. A&W is the second largest quick-service
hamburger restaurant chain in Canada. Operating coast-to-coast, A&W
restaurants feature famous trade-marked menu items such as The Burger Family,
Chubby Chicken and A&W Root Beer.

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For further information:

For further information: Don Leslie, Chief Financial Officer, (604)
988-2141, Email: investorrelations@aw.ca, www.awincomefund.ca


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