|By Marketwired .||
|May 23, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/14 -- Parallel Energy Trust (TSX: PLT.UN)(TSX: PLT.DB) ("Parallel" or the "Trust") today announced the voting results from its 2014 annual and special meeting of unitholders held on May 22, 2014. The results of the director elections are as follows:
Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Richard M. Alexander 20,249,156 51,039 Christopher M. Burley 20,245,563 54,632 Sigmund L. Cornelius 20,234,644 65,551 Hilary A. Foulkes 20,242,307 57,888 Francis H. James 20,236,296 63,899 Philip J. Scherman 20,234,943 65,252 Henry W. Sykes 12,552,006 7,748,189
The Trust also announced that its unitholders approved an amendment of the Trust Indenture to require advance notice of nomination of directors of the administrator of the Trust. Additional details about these advance notice requirements can be found in the "Governance" section of Parallel's website at www.parallelenergy.ca under the subheading "Policies & Requirements". Unitholders also approved the unallocated entitlements under the Trust Unit Rights Incentive Plan and the Restricted Trust Unit Plan.
ABOUT PARALLEL ENERGY TRUST
Established in March 2011, Parallel Energy Trust ("Parallel" or the "Trust") is a Calgary-based distribution-paying energy income trust. Parallel's assets and operations are located in the Mid-Continent Region of the United States and its portfolio consists of mature, liquids-rich natural gas assets. The Trust's business strategy is focused on acquiring and developing long-life, conventional oil and natural gas assets.
Parallel is considered to be a "mutual fund trust" under the Income Tax Act of Canada; however, the Trust is not subject to specified investment flow through ("SIFT") trust taxes as all of its properties are held outside of Canada. Parallel's common units are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol "PLT.UN" and the Trust's debentures are traded on the TSX under the symbol "PLT.DB".
This news release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Parallel, including, without limitation, those listed under "Risk Factors" in Parallel's annual information form dated March 21, 2014 (collectively, "forward-looking information"). Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, Parallel's objectives and status as a mutual fund trust and not a SIFT trust and Parallel's expectations and estimates regarding current and future production rates and drilling results. Parallel cautions investors in Parallel's securities about important factors that could cause Parallel's actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements included in this news release. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that the expectations set out in Parallel's final prospectus or herein will prove to be correct and accordingly, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Parallel does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.
In this news release, Parallel and its subsidiaries are referred to collectively as the "Trust" or "Parallel" for purposes of convenience.
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