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EnerVest Diversified Income Trust Announces Warrant Offering

CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 15, 2012 - EnerVest Diversified Income Trust (“EnerVest” or the “Fund”)(TSX - EIT.UN) announces that it has filed its preliminary prospectus, for an offering of Warrants (the “Offering”) to unitholders of the Fund.  Subject to the Fund obtaining necessary regulatory and TSX approvals, unitholders will receive Warrants on the basis of one-quarter of a Warrant for each whole unit (a “Unit”) held on the record date, which will be determined upon the filing of the final prospectus.

Each whole Warrant will entitle the holder to subscribe for one Unit upon payment of the subscription price which will be the lesser of (i) $13.26, which is 95% of the most recently calculated NAV per unit prior to the date of the preliminary prospectus and (ii) 95% of the most recently calculated NAV per unit prior to the date of the final prospectus.  Subject to more specific terms outlined in the prospectus, the exercise period of the Warrants will be subject to a call option such that if exercised by the Trust, the new Expiry Date will be 20 Business Days from the date of the press release announcing that the Call Option is being exercised by the Trust.

The Fund has applied to list the Warrants distributed under this prospectus, and the Units issuable upon the exercise thereof, on the TSX.  Once the Warrants begin trading, Warrant holders will have the opportunity to buy or sell their Warrants, which will trade independently of the existing EnerVest Units. 

The Warrants are not qualified for distribution in the United States of America.  For further details please consult the prospectus and your investment advisor.  A copy of the preliminary prospectus has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  Full details about this Offering will be available on our website at www.canoefinancial.com.  

About the Fund
The Fund is one of Canada's largest, diversified closed-end investment funds and is listed on the TSX under the symbol EIT.UN.  The Fund is actively managed and invests in a diversified portfolio of income-generating and capital-growth oriented securities listed primarily on the TSX.  The Fund is designed to maximize distributions and net asset value for the benefit of its Unitholders.  Bob Haber is the portfolio manager of the Fund.

About Canoe Financial LP
Canoe Financial is the Registered Portfolio Manager and Manager of the Fund. Canoe Financial is an investment management firm focused on building financial wealth for Canadians through investing in Canada. Its ‘GO CANADA!’ investment thesis reflects Canoe’s strategic confidence in Canada as a place to invest. With continued global urbanization, increasing worldwide demand for resources, and Canada’s sound fiscal structure, Canoe believes this country provides long-term growth potential for investors. 

Canoe is one of Canada’s fastest-growing investment fund companies and currently manages approximately $1.7 billion in assets through its investment products. To learn more about Canoe Financial, visit www.canoefinancial.com.


For further information, please contact:
Investor Relations
Canoe Financial LP
1–877–434–2796
www.canoefinancial.com
info@canoefinancial.com

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Bob Haber is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Haber Trilix Advisors, LP, who is a sub-advisor to Canoe Financial LP.  Canoe is the registered Portfolio Manager and Manager of the Fund.

Forward Looking Statement: Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward looking statements which reflect Canoe Financial’s current expectations regarding future results or events. Words such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “potential,” “continue” and similar expressions have been used to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and a number of factors could cause actual results to materially differ from expectations discussed in the forward looking statements including, but not limited to, changes in general economic and market conditions and other risk factors. Although the forward-looking statements are based on what Canoe Financial believes to be reasonable assumptions, we cannot assure that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the current date and we assume no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

This communication is not to be construed as a public offering to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities.  Such an offer can only be made by way of a prospectus or other applicable offering document and should be read carefully before making any investment.   This release is for information purposes only. Investors should consult their Investment Advisor for details and risk factors regarding specific strategies and various investment products.