Devon Energy (DVN) Announces Completion of $1.1B Access Pipeline Stake Sale

October 6, 2016 4:19 PM EDT

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Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) announced that it has completed the sale of its 50 percent ownership interest in Access Pipeline to Wolf Midstream Inc., a portfolio company of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, for CAD $1.4 billion, or USD $1.1 billion. Devon also has the right to receive an incremental CAD $150 million payment from Wolf Midstream with the sanctioning and development of a new thermal-oil project on Devon’s Pike lease in Alberta, Canada. The sale agreement further allows for Access Pipeline tolls to be reduced by as much as 30 percent with the future development of multiple projects at Pike.

With the close of Access Pipeline, Devon’s divestiture program is now complete with total proceeds reaching USD $3.2 billion. At least two-thirds of the sales proceeds are expected to be utilized for debt reduction, with $1.2 billion of debt repurchased to date.

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