Texas Pacific Land Trust First Quarter Earnings Release (Unaudited)

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE:TPL):



                                              Three Months Ended

                                              March 31, 2010  March 31, 2009

Rentals, royalties and other income           $ 3,884,078     $ 1,866,077

Land sales                                      367,320         --

Total income                                  $ 4,251,398     $ 1,866,077

Provision for income tax                      $ 1,050,694     $ 451,378

Net income                                    $ 2,442,467     $ 762,152

Net income per sub-share                      $ .25           $ .07

Average sub-shares outstanding during period    9,860,238       10,177,844

This news release may contain forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Trust's future operations and prospects, the markets for real estate in the areas in which the Trust owns real estate, applicable zoning regulations, the markets for oil and gas, production limits on prorated oil and gas wells authorized by the Railroad Commission of Texas, expected competition, management's intent, beliefs or current expectations with respect to the Trust's future financial performance and other matters. We assume no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statements.

    Source: Texas Pacific Land Trust