The merger of Berry Petroleum Company (NYE:BRY) merger with LinnCo, LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) and LINN Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) has closed effective December 16, 2013.
On February 20, 2013, Berry, LinnCo and LINN entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger, which was subsequently amended on November 3, 2013 and November 13, 2013 (as so amended, the “merger agreement”) providing for the acquisition of Berry by LinnCo through a stock-for-stock merger and the subsequent contribution of Berry to LINN in exchange for newly issued LINN units. At closing, Berry will be converted to a limited liability company named Berry Petroleum, LLC and will remain an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of LINN Energy.
Contact Berry Petroleum
Berry Interest Owner Questions should be directed to:
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC
1999 Broadway, Suite 3700
Denver, CO 80202
About LINN Energy
LINN Energy’s mission is to acquire, develop and maximize cash flow from a growing portfolio of long-life oil and natural gas assets. LINN Energy is a top-15 U.S. independent oil and natural gas development company, with approximately 6.4 Tcfe of proved reserves in producing U.S. basins as of December 31, 2013.
More information about LINN Energy is available at www.linnenergy.com.
LinnCo was created to enhance LINN Energy’s ability to raise additional equity capital to execute on its acquisition and growth strategy. LinnCo is a Delaware limited liability company that has elected to be taxed as a corporation for United States federal income tax purposes, and accordingly its shareholders will receive a Form 1099 in respect of any dividends paid by LinnCo.
More information about LinnCo is available at www.linnco.com.