OANDO PLC - Oando Energy Announces Nigerian Government Approval of $1.65 Billion Acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigerian Oil andRelease Date: 18/06/2014 16:29:00 Code(s): OAO
(Incorporated in Nigeria and registered as an external company in South
External Registration number: RC 6474
Company registration number: 2005/038824/10
Share Code on the JSE Limited: OAO
Share Code on the Nigerian Stock Exchange: UNTP
(?Oando? or the ?Company?)
Oando Energy Announces Nigerian Government Approval of $1.65 Billion Acquisition of
ConocoPhillips Nigerian Oil and Gas Business
CALGARY, ALBERTA June 18, 2014 ? Oando Energy Resources Inc. (?Oando Energy Resources?
or the ?Company?) (TSX: OER), a company focused on oil and gas exploration and
production in Nigeria, today announced receipt of the consent of the Honourable Minister
of Petroleum Resources of Nigeria for the acquisition of the Nigerian Upstream Oil and
Gas Business of ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) for a total cash consideration of $1.65
Billion subject to customary adjustments (the ?ConocoPhillips Transaction?).
Further to the receipt of consent of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, OER
and ConocoPhillips are now positioned to complete the ConocoPhillips Transaction.
Commenting, Mr. Wale Tinubu, Chairman, OER said ?We are delighted to receive the
approval of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources for the completion of the
acquisition. It has been a long journey, wherein we kept faith with our strategy and
executed every milestone diligently. This acquisition satisfies our criteria for assets
in production, as well as excellent appraisal and exploration prospects. The coast now
stands clear for us to immediately complete the acquisition?.
OER will now work with ConocoPhillips towards completing the acquisition by the long
stop date of June 30, 2014 or shortly thereafter.
18 June 2014
Macquarie First South Capital Proprietary Limited
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Pade Durotoye, CEO
Oando Energy Resources Inc.
Head Investor Relations
Oando Energy Resources Inc.
Jeremy Dietz/David Feick
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