Company Achieves $1.3 Billion Reduction in Funded Debt and Preferred Equity; Names New Board and Leadership; Commences Trading on NASDAQ Under “XOG” on January 20, 2021
Extraction to embrace new E&P business and governance model
DENVER, Jan. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOG) (“Extraction” or the “Company”) today announced it has successfully completed its financial restructuring process and emerged from Chapter 11. The Company officially concluded its reorganization after completing all required actions and satisfying the remaining conditions of its Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”).
Extraction also announced the appointments of Tom Tyree as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer, Matt Owens as President and Chief Operating Officer and Marianella Foschi as Chief Financial Officer. Pursuant to the Plan, the Company appointed a new, seven-member Board of Directors comprised of Benjamin Dell (Chairman), Morris Clark, Carrie Fox, Carney Hawks, Tom Tyree, Michael Wichterich and Howard Willard. Biographical information can be found on the Company’s website at www.extractionog.com/leadership/. All leadership appointments are effective today.
Extraction’s new Board has also established the Company’s first Environmental, Social and Governance committee made up of directors. The committee will oversee the Company’s programs, policies and practices relating to environmental, health and safety, sustainability, corporate social responsibility and other public policy matters.
“The Extraction team has worked hard over the last six months to right-size the business, lower its cost structure and optimize its midstream agreements,” said Benjamin Dell, Chairman of the Board. “The Company is now well positioned to embrace a new E&P business model focused on generating returns above the cost of capital, delivering free cash flow and, most critically, returning that free cash flow to investors. The business has also instituted a new governance model where management and the Board have true alignment with shareholders, while striving for environmental leadership through low-impact operations, emission reductions and reporting,” he said.
New Capital Structure
Extraction’s capital structure now includes a new $1.0 billion reserve-based lending facility (“New RBL Facility”) with an initial borrowing base of $500 million maturing in July 2024. Extraction’s unsecured claimants, including holders of Extraction’s senior unsecured notes, received a distribution of approximately 99% of Extraction’s newly issued common stock. A summary of Extraction’s new capital structure follows:
- Approximately $11 million cash balance at emergence
New RBL Facility
- $500 million initial borrowing base
- Approximately $265 million drawn at emergence
- Matures July 2024
- $200 million in proceeds raised from a rights offering subscribed by the Company’s unsecured note holders, existing equity holders and general unsecured creditors
- Proceeds used to repay Debtor-in-Possession (DIP) facility
New Common Equity
- Approximately 25 million shares of common stock outstanding
- Approximately 0.7 million incremental shares reserved for potential future distribution to certain general unsecured claimants whose claim values are pending
Pro Forma Capital Structure Details
Pro forma for the repaid DIP facility and drawings under the new RBL facility, the restructuring resulted in a net reduction of approximately $1.3 billion in funded debt and preferred equity. Details of the Company’s pro forma capital structure and liquidity are outlined below:
|As of||Restructuring||Pro Forma at|
|Shares Outstanding (in thousands)||September 30, 2020||Adjustments||Emergence|
|Series A Preferred Stock||185||(185||)||—|
|New Common Stock||—||24,927||24,927|
|Shares Outstanding (1)(2)(3)||177,231||(152,304||)||24,927|
(1) Excludes 0.7 million shares reserved for potential distribution to general unsecured claimants
(2) Excludes approximately 2.9 million Tranche A Warrants, exercisable for one share of New Common Stock per Tranche A Warrant at an initial exercise price of $107.64 with a term of four years
(3) Excludes approximately 1.5 million Tranche B Warrants, exercisable for one share of New Commo
n Stock per Tranche B Warrant at an initial exercise price of $122.32 with a term of five years
||Pro Forma at
|Debt and Preferred Stock (in thousands)||September 30, 2020
|Sub-total RBL Facilities||$||563,746||$||(298,746||)||$||265,000|
|Senior Unsecured Notes:|
|2024 Senior Notes due May 15, 2024||400,000||(400,000||)||—|
|2026 Senior Notes due February 1, 2026||700,189||(700,189||)||—|
|Sub-total Senior Unsecured Notes||1,100,189||(1,100,189||)||—|
|Total Debt (1)||$||1,663,935||$||(1,398,935||)||$||265,000|
|Series A Preferred Stock||$||189,840||$||(189,840||)||$||—|
|Liquidity (in thousands)|
|RBL Borrowing Base||$||650,000||$||(150,000||)||$||500,000||(2)|
|(-) RBL Drawn||(600,500||)||335,500||(265,000||)|
|(-) Letters of Credit Outstanding||(49,500||)||40,300||(9,200||)|
(1) Total Debt amount excludes leases accounted for pursuant to ASC 842 and outstanding letters of credit
(2) New RBL borrowing base of $500 million with a facility size of $1 billion
(3) Expected cash balance upon emergence and may not reflect changes in net working capital on the Effective Date
Listing on NASDAQ
In connection with emergence from Chapter 11, the Company’s existing equity interests will be converted into shares in the newly capitalized company, effective January 20, 2021. Shares of the Company’s new common stock have commenced trading on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol XOG.
Details of the restructuring, securities issued pursuant to the Plan and the debt and other agreements entered into as part of the Plan will be provided in a Form 8-K which can be viewed on the Company’s website or the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.
Court filings and other information related to the restructuring will continue to be available on the Company’s website at www.extractionog.com/restructuring-information and at https://www.kccllc.net/extractionog, which is a website administered by the Company’s noticing agent, Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC (“KCC”). For inquiries regarding the Company’s emergence, please call KCC’s restructuring hotline: (866) 571-1791 (internationally at (781) 575-2049).
About Extraction Oil & Gas
Extraction Oil & Gas is a Denver-based independent energy company, differentiated by its financial, operational and governance model. The Company is focused on developing and producing crude oil, natural gas and NGLs in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado. Extraction’s common shares are listed for trading on NASDAQ under the symbol XOG. For more information, please visit www.extractionog.com.
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