Devon sells non-core U.S. assets to Linn Energy for $2.3 bn


Devon sells non-core U.S. assets to Linn Energy for $2.3 bn

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma -- Devon Energy Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to sell all of its non-core U.S. oil and gas properties to Linn Energy 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 CEO of Devon. “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% of our production by year-end and multi-year oil production growth projected to be in excess of 20%,” said Richels.

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% is natural gas. At December 31, 2013, proved reserves associated with these properties amounted to 1.242 Tcf 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.

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