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Sabine Royalty Trust Announces Monthly Cash Distribution For December 2018

DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Bank, as Trustee of the Sabine Royalty Trust (SBR), today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.399950 per unit, payable on December 31, 2018, to unit holders of record on December 17, 2018.  Sabine's cash distribution history, current and prior year financial reports and tax information booklets, a link to filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission and more can be found on its website at http://www.sbr-sabine.com/.

This distribution reflects primarily the oil production for September 2018 and the gas production for August 2018.  Preliminary production volumes are approximately 89,068 barrels of oil and 762,487 Mcf of gas.  Preliminary prices are approximately $59.22 per barrel of oil and $2.32 per Mcf of gas.

The table below compares this month's production and prices to the previous month's:

Net to Trust Sales


Average Price



(per bbl)

(per Mcf)

Current Month





Prior Month





Revenues are only posted and distributed when they are received.  Most energy companies normally issue payment of royalties on or about the 25th of every month, and depending on mail delivery, a varying amount of royalties are not received until after the revenue posting on the last business day of the month.  The revenues received after that date will be posted within 30 days of receipt.

Due to the timing of the end of the month of November, approximately $3,073,000 of revenue received will be posted in the following month of December in addition to normal receipts during December.  Since the close of business in November and prior to this press release, approximately $1,825,000 in revenue has been received.

Approximately $466,000 for 2018 Ad Valorem taxes was deducted from this month's distribution as compared to $618,000 this time last year.  These payments are normal expenditures at this time of year.

The 2018 tax information packets are expected to begin mailing directly to unitholders in early March 2019.  A copy of Sabine's 2018 tax information booklet will be posted on Sabine's website by March 1, 2019.  In addition to the tax booklet the Sabine website will also offer two simple calculators for computing the income and expense amounts and the cost depletion.  The calculators are currently expected to be updated with the 2018 tax information by February 19, 2019.

The January 1, 2018 Reserve Summary is available on the Sabine website at http://www.sbr-sabine.com/.



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