Lundin secures financing for Johan Sverdrup development


STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lundin Petroleum has entered into a committed seven-year senior secured revolving credit facility of up to $5 billion, with an initial committed amount of $4.3 billion. This senior secured facility will provide the financial flexibility to fund Lundin Petroleum's interest in the Johan Sverdrup project in Norway.

This facility replaced the current credit facility of $4 billion, which was due to reduce in availability starting in June 2016 and mature in 2019. The new amended facility matures at the end of 2022, with no reduction in committed facility size before the end of 2020, which is after the scheduled Johan Sverdrup first oil date at the end of 2019. The facility includes the option to bring in additional commitments from existing and new lenders of up to $700 million.

"Completion of this financing during such a difficult economic time for the industry is truly a testament to the high quality assets of the company and to its future," Alex Schneiter, president and CEO of Lundin Petroleum, said. "This facility, along with cash flows generated from the strongest production our company has ever achieved, will allow us to fund the Johan Sverdrup development through to first oil.”

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