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

    CALGARY, April 1 /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 2.57665 to 2.59771. Such increase
will be effective on April 15, 2009.

    The following are the details on the calculation of the exchange ratio:

                                     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
    March 31,                                              April 15,
     2009      2.57665    $0.12      $14.6800     0.02106    2009    2.59771

    (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

    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

    ARC RE

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

For further information:

For further information: about ARC Energy Trust, please visit our
website or contact: Investor Relations, E-mail:, Telephone: (403) 503-8600, Fax: (403) 509-6417, Toll Free
1-888-272-4900, ARC Resources Ltd., 2100, 440 - 2nd Avenue, S.W. Calgary, AB,
T2P 5E9

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