Trans-Northern Pipelines Completes Offering

On December 12, 2005, Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc., a leading Canadian energy infrastructure company, completed a private placement of $135 million principal amount of 4.742 per cent senior unsecured debentures due March 31, 2015. The proceeds will be used principally to repay indebtedness incurred in connection with the recent expansion and reversal of its pipeline. BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. acted as the agent of the offering.

Trans-Northern was represented by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP with a team comprised of Aaron Atkinson and Sarah Gingrich (securities), Brian Wright and Thomas Meagher (banking) and Mitchell Thaw (tax).

BMO Nesbitt Burns was represented by Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP with a team that included Rick Fullerton and Andrew Moshoian (securities), Heather McKean and Lisa Shostack (banking) and Lara Friedlander and Cassandra Priede (tax).