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Parallel Energy Trust Announces Voting Results from the 2014 Annual and Special Meeting of Unitholders

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/14 -- Parallel Energy Trust (TSX: PLT.UN)(TSX: PLT.DB) ("Parallel" or the "Trust") today announced the voting results from its 2014 annual and special meeting of unitholders held on May 22, 2014. The results of the director elections are as follows:


Nominee                                   Votes For        Votes Withheld
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Richard M. Alexander                     20,249,156            51,039
Christopher M. Burley                    20,245,563            54,632
Sigmund L. Cornelius                     20,234,644            65,551
Hilary A. Foulkes                        20,242,307            57,888
Francis H. James                         20,236,296            63,899
Philip J. Scherman                       20,234,943            65,252
Henry W. Sykes                           12,552,006           7,748,189

The Trust also announced that its unitholders approved an amendment of the Trust Indenture to require advance notice of nomination of directors of the administrator of the Trust. Additional details about these advance notice requirements can be found in the "Governance" section of Parallel's website at www.parallelenergy.ca under the subheading "Policies & Requirements". Unitholders also approved the unallocated entitlements under the Trust Unit Rights Incentive Plan and the Restricted Trust Unit Plan.

ABOUT PARALLEL ENERGY TRUST

Established in March 2011, Parallel Energy Trust ("Parallel" or the "Trust") is a Calgary-based distribution-paying energy income trust. Parallel's assets and operations are located in the Mid-Continent Region of the United States and its portfolio consists of mature, liquids-rich natural gas assets. The Trust's business strategy is focused on acquiring and developing long-life, conventional oil and natural gas assets.

Parallel is considered to be a "mutual fund trust" under the Income Tax Act of Canada; however, the Trust is not subject to specified investment flow through ("SIFT") trust taxes as all of its properties are held outside of Canada. Parallel's common units are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol "PLT.UN" and the Trust's debentures are traded on the TSX under the symbol "PLT.DB".

Additional information about Parallel can be found on the Trust's website at www.parallelenergy.ca or in Parallel's annual information form, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains forward-looking information that involves substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, most of which are beyond the control of Parallel, including, without limitation, those listed under "Risk Factors" in Parallel's annual information form dated March 21, 2014 (collectively, "forward-looking information"). Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, Parallel's objectives and status as a mutual fund trust and not a SIFT trust and Parallel's expectations and estimates regarding current and future production rates and drilling results. Parallel cautions investors in Parallel's securities about important factors that could cause Parallel's actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements included in this news release. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that the expectations set out in Parallel's final prospectus or herein will prove to be correct and accordingly, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Parallel does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

In this news release, Parallel and its subsidiaries are referred to collectively as the "Trust" or "Parallel" for purposes of convenience.

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