High Arctic Energy Services Trust Announces Closing of $28.4 Million Public Offering



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    RED DEER, AB, April 13 /CNW/ - High Arctic Energy Services Trust (the
"Trust") (TSX:HWO.UN) is pleased to announce that it has completed its
previously announced public offering of 10,921,746 trust units at a price of
$2.60 per unit for gross proceeds of approximately $28.4 million. Canaccord
Adams Limited acted as underwriter in connection with the financing.
    The net proceeds of the public offering are expected to be used for the
Trust's capital build program, international expansion and to reduce
indebtedness.
    This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these
securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would
be unlawful. The securities offered will not be and have not been registered
under the United States Securities Act of 1933 as amended or the securities
laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless
an exemption from registration is available.
    This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities, or form any
part of an offer to sell or issue, or any solicitation or any offer to
subscribe for or purchase any securities in the Trust in the United Kingdom
("UK"). Any such solicitation or offer would have to be made by way of an
admission document in the UK, and any decision to subscribe would be made
solely on the basis of the information contained in such a document. This
announcement has not been approved by an authorized person pursuant to
Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA") and
accordingly, it is being communicated in the UK only to persons to whom this
announcement may be communicated without contravening the financial promotion
prohibition in Section 21 of FSMA, including those persons who fall within
Articles 19(5) and 49(2) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
(Financial Promotions) Order 2005.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
anticipated use of the net proceeds of the private placement. Although the
Trust believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking
statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on them and the
Trust can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since
forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very
nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
    The intended use of the net proceeds of the financing might change if the
board of directors of High Arctic Energy Corp., the administrator of the
Trust, determines that it would be in the best interests of the Trust to use
the proceeds for some other purpose.
    Due to the potential impact of these factors, the Trust disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless
required by applicable law.

    About High Arctic

    The Trust, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of
underbalanced oilfield equipment and services, including drilling, completion
and workover operations. High Arctic's new underbalanced drilling technology
and equipment is recognized for its ability to improve oil and gas production
capabilities and is expected to develop greater acceptance in international
markets. Based in Red Deer, High Arctic has domestic operations in Alberta,
British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. International operations are
currently active in the Middle East, south-east Asia, and former Soviet
Republics.

    The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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For further information:

For further information: Jed Wood, President and Chief Executive
Officer, High Arctic Energy Services Trust, Tel: (403) 304-9825,
jed.wood@haes.ca

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