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Press release from CNW Group

Argent Energy Trust confirms December 2012 distribution

Monday, December 17, 2012

Argent Energy Trust confirms December 2012 distribution13:22 EST Monday, December 17, 2012/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR OVER UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES/CALGARY, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Argent Energy Trust ("Argent" or the "Trust") (TSX: AET.UN) confirms its December 2012 distribution.  The cash distribution to be paid on January 23, 2013, in respect of the period from and including December 1 to December 31, 2012, for unitholders of record on December 31, 2012 will be $0.0875 per trust unit.  The ex-distribution date is December 27, 2012.The annualized distribution of $1.05 per trust unit represents a cash-on-cash yield of approximately 11.36% based on the closing price of our trust units on the Toronto Stock Exchange on December 14, 2012 of $9.24.1 Argent is a mutual fund trust under the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Tax Act").  Argent's objective is to create stable, consistent returns for investors through the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas reserves and production with low risk exploration potential, located primarily in the United States.  Material information pertaining to Argent Energy Trust may be found on www.sedar.com or www.argentenergytrust.com.1     Unlike fixed income securities, Argent has no obligation to distribute any fixed amount and reductions in, or suspension of, cash distributions may occur that would reduce future yield.SOURCE: Argent Energy TrustFor further information: please contact:  Brian Prokop Chief Executive Officer Argent Energy Trust (403) 770-4807 Sean Bovingdon Chief Financial Officer Argent Energy Trust  (403) 770-4803