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North European Oil Royalty Trust Announces The Distribution For The First Quarter Of Fiscal 2014

RED BANK, N.J., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trustees of North European Oil Royalty Trust (NYSE-NRT) today announced a quarterly distribution of $0.54 per unit for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, payable on February 26, 2014 to holders of record on February 14, 2014.  Natural gas sold during the fourth calendar quarter of 2013 is the primary source of royalty income on which the February distribution is based. 

John R. Van Kirk, Managing Director, reported that this year's quarterly distribution of $0.54 per unit is 8.47%, or $0.05 per unit, lower than the distribution of $0.59 per unit for the first quarter of fiscal 2013.  The combination of lower gas sales and lower gas prices under both the Mobil and OEG royalty agreements caused the decline in royalty income.   

 

Mobil Agreement

1st Fiscal Quarter

Ended 1/31/2014

1st Fiscal Quarter

Ended 1/31/2013

Percentage

Change

Gas Sales (Bcf1)

8.108

8.897

-   8.87%

Gas Prices (Ecents/Kwh2)

2.7458

2.9620

-   7.30%

Average Exchange Rate3

1.3597

1.3158

+   3.34%

Gas Royalties

$3,479,344

$3,980,691

-  12.59%





OEG Agreement




Gas Sales (Bcf)

25.467

27.117

-   6.08%

Gas Prices (Ecents/Kwh)

2.7962

3.0363

-   7.91%

Average Exchange Rate

1.3604

1.3083

+   3.98%

Gas Royalties

$1,604,867

$1,804,401

-  11.06%

1Billion cubic feet        2Euro cents per Kilowatt hour

3Based on average exchange rates of cumulative royalty transfers

The table below shows an estimate of the amount of royalties anticipated to be received in the second quarter of fiscal 2014 based on the actual amount of royalties that were payable to the Trust for the fourth calendar quarter of 2013.  Amounts in dollars are based on the current exchange rate of $1.3555 per Euro.  Actual royalty income in dollars is valued based on the exchange rate on the days funds are transferred.

Estimated Combined

Royalties Anticipated in

Combined Royalties

In Euros

Combined Royalties

In Dollars

Dollar Royalties

In Cents per Unit

February

Euros 1,290,642

$1,749,465

$0.19

March

Euros 1,290,642

$1,749,465

$0.19

April

Euros 1,290,642

$1,749,465

$0.19






The cumulative 12-month distribution, which includes this February distribution and the three prior quarterly distributions, is $2.20 per unit.  This 12-month cumulative distribution is 7.95% or $0.19 per unit lower than the prior 12-month distribution of $2.39 per unit.  The Trust makes quarterly distributions to unit owners during the months of February, May, August and November.

Contact – John R. Van Kirk, Managing Director, telephone:  (732) 741-4008, e-mail: [email protected].  The text of the Trust's press releases along with other pertinent information is available at the Trust's website: www.neort.com.     

SOURCE North European Oil Royalty Trust

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