Devon Energy to Form Midstream Master Limited Partnership
Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) announced today that its board of directors has approved a plan to form a publicly traded midstream master limited partnership (MLP). The MLP is expected to initially own a minority interest in Devon's U.S. midstream business. This business includes natural gas gathering and processing assets located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming.
Devon expects the MLP to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the third quarter of 2013. Subject to market conditions, an offering of partnership units in the MLP would follow registration with the SEC.
Devon will own the general partner of the MLP, all of its incentive distribution rights, and a majority of its common units following completion of the initial public offering. Devon expects to utilize proceeds from the sale of MLP common units to fund its continuing operations.
Due to limitations imposed by U.S. securities laws, Devon will not be holding a conference call to discuss the content of this release.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Any offers, solicitations or offers to buy, or any sales of securities will be made in accordance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act). This announcement is being issued in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act.
Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is a leading U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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