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Strategic Energy Fund (TSX: SEF.UN) announces monthly distribution of C$0.06 per unit for May 2008
2008-05-05

Toronto/Calgary: Strategic Energy Management Corp. (the “Manager”) announces that Strategic Energy Fund’s (the “Fund”) cash distribution for May 2008 will be C$0.06 per unit.

The distribution details are as follows:

Distribution

Ex-distribution date

Record date

Payable date

C$0.06 per unit

May 13, 2008

May 15, 2008

May 30, 2008

 Strategic Energy Fund: Strategic Energy Fund is an investment trust that seeks to provide unitholders with superior rates of return through a diversification strategy focused on investment opportunities within the Canadian energy sector. The Fund invests in established companies, early-stage energy companies and, to a lesser extent, special energy issuers, each with prospects for high growth in the near to medium term and the potential for long-term capital appreciation.

The Fund’s investments in established companies, including energy royalty and income trusts, are made with a view to generating sufficient income to permit the Fund to make monthly cash distributions to unitholders. Investments in early-stage energy companies are focused on both private and public issuers with strong, experienced management teams that have proven track records of enhancing shareholder value and successfully executing exit strategies.

Trading information: The Fund’s units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol SEF.UN.

Sentry Select Capital Corp.: Sentry Select Capital Corp. is a Canadian wealth management company that manages over $6.5 billion in gross assets as of March 31, 2008. The company offers a diverse range of investment products including closed-end trusts, mutual funds, principal-protected notes and flow-through limited partnerships, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates. Sentry Select is the manager and/or advisor to 29 TSX-listed reporting issuers. In addition, Sentry Select manages and/or provides advisory services to four reporting issuers listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

More information: Investor Services (broker/investor inquiries) or Kinga Lam (media inquiries)
Tel: 1-888-246-6656 Fax: 416 364-1197  info@sentryselect.com   www.sentryselect.com

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those identified by the expressions “expect”, “intend”, “will” and similar expressions to the extent they relate to Sentry Select and the Manager. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect Sentry Select’s and the Manager’s current expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the ability of Sentry Select and the Manager to pay the distribution on the date specified. Although Sentry Select and the Manager believe that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein. Sentry Select and the Manager undertake no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement or information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factors which affect this information, except as required by law.


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