True Energy Trust Announces Director and Senior Management Appointments



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    CALGARY, April 7 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of True Energy Trust
("True" or the "Trust") announces the appointment of Mr. Melvin M. Hawkrigg,
BA, FCA, LL.D (Hon.) as a Director of True effective March 31, 2009. Mr.
Hawkrigg is the Chairman of Orlick Industries Limited, an auto parts
manufacturer. Previously the Chairman of London Life Insurance Company and
Trilon Financial Corporation, Mr. Hawkrigg has also held senior management
positions with Brascan Limited (now known as Brookfield Asset Management
Inc.), Canada Trustco, Fuller Brush Company and Ernst & Young. Other former
directorships include Royal LePage Limited, Security First Inc., John Labatt
Ltd. and Renasant Financial Partners Limited.
    True also announces the following senior management appointments:
    Mr. Duncan A. Chisholm has been appointed Vice President, Engineering and
Chief Operating Officer effective April 1, 2009. Mr. Chisholm joined True in
the capacity of Vice President, Operations on December 15, 2008.
    Mr. Ving Y. Woo has joined True in the capacity of Vice President,
Operations effective April 8, 2009. Mr. Woo brings with him 39 years of
industry experience. Throughout his career Mr. Woo has worked in many
capacities within management and the operational departments of several junior
and intermediate oil and gas companies. Mr. Woo holds a professional
engineering designation.
    True will be presenting at the CIBC World Markets Inc. 2009 Energy
Conference in Toronto, Ontario on April 20, 2009. An updated corporate
presentation will be posted at www.trueenergytrust.com. True Energy Trust is
an exploration and production oil and gas trust based in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada.

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For further information:

For further information: Raymond G. Smith, President & CEO, (403)
750-2420; Edward Brown, Vice President, Finance & CFO, (403) 750-2655; Sacha
Ravelli, Manager, Investor Relations, (403) 750-7085


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