True Energy Trust Confirms September Distribution & Announces Increase to Exchangeable Share Ratio


    CALGARY, Aug. 15 /CNW/ - True Energy Trust ("True" or the "Trust")
confirms that the cash distribution for the month of August will be $0.04 per
unit, to be paid on September 15, 2008 to all unitholders of record as at
August 29, 2008. The ex-distribution date for this payment is August 27, 2008.
This distribution announcement is consistent with the guidance provided in the
news release dated July 15, 2008.
    True also announces an increase in the ratio for exchanging Exchangeable
Shares of True Energy Inc. into trust units of the Trust (the "Exchange
Ratio") from 0.93745 to 0.94755. This increase is effective on August 15,

    The following are the details used in the calculation of the Exchange

    Record Date of Distribution                                July 31, 2008
    Opening Exchange Ratio                                           0.93745
    True Energy Trust distribution per unit paid
     August 15, 2008                                                   $0.04
    5-day weighted average trading price
     (the "Current Market Price")                                  $ 3.71281
    (including the last business day prior to distribution
     payment date)
    Increase in Exchange Ratio                                       0.01010
    Effective Date of increase in Exchange Ratio 	         August 15, 2008
    Exchange Ratio as of the Effective Date                          0.94755

    The increase in the exchange ratio is calculated by multiplying the True
Energy Trust distribution per trust unit by the previous month's exchange
ratio and dividing by the Current Market Price of TUI.UN. A holder of True
Energy Inc. Exchangeable Shares can exchange all or a portion of their
holdings at any time for the True Energy Trust Units by completing the
Retraction Request Form located on the back of the exchangeable certificate.
Questions regarding Exchangeable Shares should be directed to Computershare
Trust Company of Canada at 1-800-564-6253.
    True also announces that Mr. Case Caulfield, Vice-President Exploration
has resigned from his employment with True, effective September 15, 2008. Mr.
Caulfield will continue in a consulting capacity with True and a process has
been initiated to identify prospective candidates for the position.

    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: please contact: Wayne M. Chorney, President,
CEO & COO, (403) 750-2420; Edward Brown, Vice President, Finance & CFO, (403)
750-2655; Sacha Ravelli, Manager, Investor Relations, (403) 750-7085; Scott
Koyich, Investor Relations Consultant, (403) 750-2428; Troy Winsor, Investor
Relations Consultant, (800) 663-8072

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