Enerplus Resources Fund Completes Strategic Merger With Focus Energy Trust

On February 13, 2008, Enerplus Resources Fund (“Enerplus”) completed a strategic merger with Focus Energy Trust (“Focus”) pursuant to a Plan of Arrangement. The two well-respected trusts combined to create a better, stronger, technically focused organization. The total enterprise value of the new trust, which will continue under the name of Enerplus Resources Fund, is approximately $7 billion. With operations throughout Western Canada and in the United States, Enerplus Resources Fund is one of the largest oil and gas income funds in North America.

Enerplus was represented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP with a team that included Brock Gibson, Chad Schneider, John Eamon, Kristen Lewicki and Sheila Crosby (securities and M&A), Ron Mar, Ed Gill and Ted Thiessen (tax), Brian Thiessen (employment), and Carolyn Naiman and Dela Avle (competition and regulatory).

Focus was represented by Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP with a team that included Grant Zawalsky, Shannon Gangl, Kelsey Clark and Kent Breedlove (securities), Alicia Quesnel (competition), Gina Ross (employment) and Heather Digregorio (tax).


Chad Schneider Alicia K. Quesnel Sheila Crosby Carolyn N. Naiman Brock W. Gibson John Eamon Kristen R. Lewicki Heather DiGregorio Brian J. Thiessen Shannon M. Gangl T. Dela Avle Ted Thiessen Ron Mar Edmund A. Gill Kelsey Clark Gina A. Ross Grant A. Zawalsky


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