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Baytex Confirms Monthly Dividend for February at $0.22 per Share

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Baytex Confirms Monthly Dividend for February at $0.22 per Share16:15 EST Wednesday, February 15, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2012) - Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) announces that a cash dividend of $0.22 per common share in respect of February operations will be paid on March 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on February 29, 2012. The ex-dividend date is February 27, 2012. This dividend is an eligible dividend for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada).The U.S. dollar equivalent dividend amount is approximately US$0.2202 per share assuming a foreign exchange rate of 1.0009 USD/CAD. The actual U.S. dollar equivalent dividend for shareholders who hold through a brokerage firm will be based on the exchange rate in effect on the payment date and net of applicable Canadian withholding taxes. Registered shareholders are paid directly by Baytex's transfer agent, Valiant Trust Company, and the actual U.S. dollar equivalent dividend will be based on the exchange rate in effect on the record date and net of applicable Canadian withholding taxes.The annualized dividend of $2.64 per share represents a dividend yield of approximately 4.7% based on the closing price of our common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange on February 14, 2012 of $55.60.Baytex has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan that provides a convenient and cost-effective method for eligible holders in Canada and the United States to maximize their investment in Baytex by reinvesting their monthly cash dividends to acquire additional common shares. For further information regarding the Dividend Reinvestment Plan, please visit our website at www.baytex.ab.ca or contact Valiant Trust Company at 1-866-313-1872.The common shares of Baytex Energy Corp. are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol BTE.All dollar amounts in this press release are Canadian dollars unless otherwise identified. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Anthony MarinoBaytex Energy Corp.President and Chief Executive Officer(587) 952-3100Toll Free Number: 1-800-524-5521ORDerek AylesworthBaytex Energy Corp.Chief Financial Officer(587) 952-3120Toll Free Number: 1-800-524-5521ORBrian EctorBaytex Energy Corp.Vice President, Investor Relations(587) 952-3237Toll Free Number: 1-800-524-5521www.baytex.ab.ca