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Baytex Confirms Monthly Dividend for July at $0.22 Per Share

Monday, July 16, 2012

Baytex Confirms Monthly Dividend for July at $0.22 Per Share16:15 EDT Monday, July 16, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2012) - Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) (NYSE:BTE) announces that a cash dividend of $0.22 per common share in respect of July operations will be paid on August 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on July 31, 2012. The ex-dividend date is July 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$0.2167 per share assuming a foreign exchange rate of 0.9851 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 6.2% based on the closing price of our common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange on July 13, 2012 of $42.47.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: Raymond ChanBaytex Energy Corp.Executive Chairman and Interim CEO(587) 952-3110ORDerek AylesworthBaytex Energy Corp.Chief Financial Officer(587) 952-3120ORBrian EctorBaytex Energy Corp.Vice President, Investor Relations(587) 952-3237Toll Free Number: 1-800-524-5521www.baytex.ab.ca