TORONTO: Oil Sands Split Trust (the “Trust”) announces a decrease in the quarterly distribution from $6.50 per Capital Unit to $3.50 per Capital Unit payable on December 15, 2008 to unitholders of record on November 28, 2008; and a quarterly interest payment of $0.36125 per Preferred Security payable on December 15, 2008 to securityholders of record on December 3, 2008. The recent decrease in distributions by Canadian Oil Sands Trust, in which the Trust’s capital units must invest, has resulted in the Trust decreasing distributions for the fourth quarter.
Oil Sands Split Trust: Oil Sands Split Trust offers investors both Preferred Securities and Capital Units. The Trust holds units of Canadian Oil Sands Trust in order to fund quarterly fixed-interest payments on the Trust’s Preferred Securities and to enable the holders of the Trust’s Capital Units to participate in any capital appreciation in the Canadian Oil Sands units and to benefit from any increase in the distributions paid on those units.
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