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EnerVest Diversified Income Trust Announces February 2010 Distribution and New Credit Facility


EnerVest Diversified Income Trust ("EnerVest" or "the Fund") (TSX:EIT.UN) is pleased to announce the February distribution and establishment of a new credit facility. The distribution for February will be $0.10 per unit. The record date for this distribution is February 26, 2010 and the payment date will be March 15, 2010. The ex-distribution date for this payment is February 24, 2010.

About the Distribution

EnerVest's objective is to deliver a consistent, high-yield, monthly cash distribution from a portfolio of income-generating and capital growth oriented securities. At current unit prices, EIT.UN is providing our unitholders with a yield of approximately 9.4%.

Credit Facility

EnerVest has established a new credit facility with a Canadian lending institution effective February 11, 2010. The credit facility remains at $200 million, with EnerVest having the option to increase the facility up to $300 million. EnerVest is limited to borrowing up to 20% of the total assets of the fund and generally applies a strategy that keeps the fund conservatively levered well below the maximum. EnerVest's credit facility is now drawn by approximately $138 million as at February 11, 2010.

About EnerVest

The Fund is Canada's largest, most liquid, diversified closed-end investment fund. The Fund is listed on the TSX under the symbol EIT.UN and is an actively managed, diversified portfolio of income-generating and capital growth oriented securities, listed primarily on the TSX, designed to maximize distributions and Net Asset Value for the benefit of its Unitholders.

Certain statements included in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are not historical facts but reflect EnerVest Management Ltd.'s and its affiliates (the "Administrator") 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. Although the Administrator believes 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. The Administrator undertakes 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.