Devon Energy Announces $2.3 Billion Sale of U.S. Non-Core Assets

  Devon Energy Announces $2.3 Billion Sale of U.S. Non-Core Assets  Business Wire  OKLAHOMA CITY -- June 30, 2014  Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell all of its non-core U.S. oil and gas properties to Linn Energy (Nasdaq: LINE, LNCO) for $2.3 billion, or approximately $1.8 billion after tax. The agreement covers Devon’s remaining assets targeted for divestiture and includes properties in the Rockies, onshore Gulf Coast, and Mid-Continent regions of the U.S.  “With the sale of our remaining non-core assets, the portfolio transformation that we announced late last year is now complete,” said John Richels, president and chief executive officer. “In a short period of time we transformed our portfolio through three significant steps: the accretive Eagle Ford entry, the innovative creation of EnLink Midstream, and the sale of our non-core properties. The sale of Canadian and U.S. non-core properties over the past few months has generated in excess of $5 billion of proceeds at an accretive multiple of nearly 7 times 2013 EBITDA.”  “Devon is now concentrated in some of the most attractive North America resource plays, with liquids expected to approach 60 percent of our production by year-end and multi-year oil production growth projected to be in excess of 20 percent,” said Richels. “In addition to creating a platform that supports competitive and high-margin growth, we remain committed to maintaining strong investment-grade credit ratings. Upon completion of this transaction we will have reduced our net debt by more than $4 billion this year.”  Devon’s production from these non-core U.S. assets is currently 275 million cubic feet of gas equivalent per day, of which approximately 80 percent is natural gas. At December 31, 2013, proved reserves associated with these properties amounted to 1.242 trillion cubic feet of gas equivalent. EBITDA accompanying these assets totaled $350 million in 2013.  The transaction is subject to customary terms and conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014, with an effective date of April 1, 2014.  Jefferies LLC acted as lead financial advisor to Devon on the transaction. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC also acted as a financial advisor to Devon on the transaction. Vinson & Elkins LLP acted as legal advisor to Devon.  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. For additional information, visit www.devonenergy.com.  This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Such statements are those concerning strategic plans, expectations and objectives for future operations. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company. These risks are identified in our Form 10-K and our other filings with the SEC. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by Devon on its website or otherwise. Devon does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Contact:  Devon Energy Corporation Investor Contacts Howard Thill, 405-552-3693 or Scott Coody, 405-552-4735 or Shea Snyder, 405-552-4782 or Media Contact Tim Hartley, 405-552-4994  
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