Harvest Energy Trust Closes Equity Financing

Harvest Energy Trust said that it has closed its previously announced equity financing. Upon closing, a total of 7,026,500 trust units (the "Trust Units") were issued at a price of Cdn$32.75 per Trust Unit for gross proceeds of Cdn$230,117,875, which includes the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 916,500 Trust Units.

The financing was underwritten by a syndicate led by CIBC World Markets Inc., and including TD Securities Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Tristone Capital Inc., Canaccord Capital Corporation and FirstEnergy Capital Corp.

The net proceeds from this financing will be used to repay outstanding bank indebtedness including a portion of the indebtedness incurred to fund the acquisition of Birchill Energy Limited, a private Western Canadian oil and natural gas producer with current production of approximately 6,300 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d).

The Units have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Harvest is one of Canada's largest energy royalty trusts.