News Release

Inter Pipeline Fund Announces August 2008 Cash Distribution

Aug 07, 2008 - 11:27 ET

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2008) - Inter Pipeline Fund (Inter Pipeline) (TSX:IPL.UN) announced today the declaration of a cash distribution of $0.07 per unit for August 2008. This distribution will be paid on or about September 15th to unitholders of record on August 29th, 2008.

The monthly cash distribution rate of $0.07 per unit is subject to periodic review by the Board of Directors of Inter Pipeline's General Partner. Over the past several years, Inter Pipeline has been successful in maintaining stable and increasing levels of distributions to unitholders.

Sustainability and Taxability of Future Cash Distributions

Last year, as part of Bill C-52, the federal government introduced into legislation its Tax Fairness Plan. Under the plan, all publicly traded flow-through entities such as royalty trusts, income funds and limited partnerships will be required to pay income taxes at rates similar to corporations commencing January 1, 2011.

Inter Pipeline believes it is well positioned to maintain its current level of cash distributions to unitholders through 2011 and beyond, despite becoming a taxable entity. This view is based on Inter Pipeline's continuing strong financial performance, attractive fundamentals in each of its business segments and the expected increase in cash flow following completion of the Corridor expansion project.

It is also important to note that the Tax Fairness Plan will create more favourable tax treatment on cash distributions paid by flow through entities. Today the vast majority of Inter Pipeline's cash distributions are classified as business or interest income for tax purposes. Distributions paid after January 1, 2011 will be treated as eligible Canadian dividends, resulting in a lower effective tax rate in the hands of the taxable investor. For example, using 2007 enacted tax rates, a Canadian resident in the highest marginal tax bracket would have their effective tax rate on taxable distributions reduced by approximately 16% to 25% depending on their province of residence. This more favourable tax treatment will apply to the taxable portion of Inter Pipeline's distributions, excluding a minor amount of interest income sourced from foreign operations.

Investors should be advised that income tax rates are continually subject to future legislative changes, and unitholders are advised to consult their own tax advisors regarding tax-related matters.

Inter Pipeline Fund

Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation, bulk liquid storage and natural gas liquids extraction business based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Structured as a publicly traded limited partnership, Inter Pipeline owns and operates energy infrastructure assets in western Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland. Additional information about Inter Pipeline can be found at

Inter Pipeline is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Class A Units trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IPL.UN.

Eligible Investors

Only persons who are residents of Canada, or if partnerships are Canadian partnerships, in each case for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) are entitled to purchase and own Class A Units of Inter Pipeline.


Certain information contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Inter Pipeline's belief that it is well positioned to maintain its current level of cash distributions to unitholders through 2011 and beyond. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Such information, although considered reasonable by the General Partner of Inter Pipeline at the time of preparation, may later prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the statements made. For this purpose, any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements often contain terms such as "may", "will", "should", "anticipate", "expects" and similar expressions. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks associated with operations, such as loss of markets, regulatory matters, environmental risks, industry competition, potential delays and cost overruns of construction projects, including the Corridor pipeline system expansion project, and the ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. You can find a discussion of those risks and uncertainties in Inter Pipeline's securities filings at The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this document, and, except to the extent required by applicable securities laws and regulations, Inter Pipeline assumes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements made herein or otherwise, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly qualified by this cautionary note.

All dollar values are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.

Inter Pipeline Fund
Investor & Media Relations:
Jeremy Roberge
Vice President, Capital Markets
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