Penn West Energy Trust Confirms its June Cash Distribution

    CALGARY, June 20 /CNW/ - (TSX - PWT.UN; NYSE - PWE) Penn West Energy
Trust ("Penn West") confirms that its June 2008 cash distribution will be
CDN$0.34 per trust unit payable on July 15, 2008 to unitholders of record on
June 30, 2008. The ex-distribution date is June 26, 2008.
    The CDN$0.34 per unit is equivalent to approximately US$0.34 per unit
(before deduction of any applicable Canadian withholding tax), using a par
U.S./Canadian exchange rate. Registered unitholders with U.S. addresses will
receive their distributions directly from our transfer agent, and will be paid
in U.S. currency using the exchange rate in effect on the record date.
Non-registered U.S. unitholders will receive their distributions through their
    Penn West trust units and debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbols PWT.UN, PWT.DB.A, PWT.DB.B, PWT.DB.C, PWT.DB.D,
PWT.DB.E and PWT.DB.F and Penn West trust units are listed on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol PWE.

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For further information:

For further information: PENN WEST ENERGY TRUST, Suite 200, 207 - 9th
Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3, Phone: (403) 777-2500, Fax: (403)
777-2699, Toll Free: 1-866-693-2707, Website:; Investor
Relations: Toll Free: 1-888-770-2633, E-mail:;
William Andrew, CEO, Phone: (403) 777-2502, E-mail:;
Jason Fleury, Manager, Investor Relations, Phone: (403) 539-6343, E-mail:

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