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Crius Announces 2% Distribution Increase and Confirms First Quarter 2018 Distributions

January 12, 2018


TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Crius Energy Trust (the "Trust") (TSX: KWH.UN) announced today that the Board of Directors of Crius Energy Administrator Inc., the administrator of the Trust (the "Board") has approved a 2% increase to distributions paid on units of the Trust ("Units"), representing an increase of $0.0164 per Unit and a total annualized distribution of $0.8368 per Unit. Accordingly, monthly distributions on Units for the first quarter of 2018 will be paid at a rate of $0.0697 per Unit, representing a 2% increase over the previous annualized distribution rate of $0.8204 per Unit.

Today, the Board declared the Trust's monthly distributions on Units, each in the amount of $0.0697 per Unit, through the first quarter of 2018. Such distributions are payable for each of January 2018, February 2018 and March 2018 to unitholders of the Trust as set forth below.

Record Date



Distribution Payable

Amount per Unit

January 31, 2018


January 30, 2018

February 15, 2018


February 28, 2018


February 27, 2018

March 15, 2018


March 31, 2018


March 28, 2018

April 16, 2018



About Crius Energy Trust

Crius Energy Trust provides investors with a distribution-producing investment through its indirect 100% ownership interest in Crius Energy, LLC (the "Company"). With over 1.4 million residential customer equivalents, the Company provides innovative electricity, natural gas and solar products to residential and commercial customers through exclusive partnerships and direct-to-consumer marketing channels. Our unique brands offer consumers a broad suite of energy products and services including fixed and variable contracts, renewable energy, and bundled products to support their energy needs beyond what is offered by their local utility. Company growth is achieved organically with customers acquired through our diversified marketing channels and through accretive acquisitions in the deregulated energy and solar industries, where there is a significant opportunity to participate in the consolidation of market participants. The Company currently sells energy products in 19 states and the District of Columbia with plans to continue expanding its geographic reach. The Company is well positioned to deliver capital appreciation and stable, growing distributions to investors.

The Trust intends to continue to qualify as a "mutual fund trust" under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Tax Act"). The Trust will not be a "SIFT trust" (as defined in the Tax Act), provided that the Trust complies at all times with its investment restriction which precludes the Trust from holding any "non-portfolio property" (as defined in the Tax Act). Material information pertaining to Crius may be found on SEDAR under the Trust's issuer profile at or on the Trust's website at

SOURCE Crius Energy Trust

Michael Fallquist, Chief Executive Officer, Crius Energy Trust, (203) 663-7545; Roop Bhullar, Chief Financial Officer, Crius Energy Trust, (203) 883-9900; Kelly Castledine, Investor Relations, Crius Energy Trust, (416) 644-1753