Riviera has accepted for purchase 2,666,666 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of $15.00 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $40 million. These shares represented approximately 4% of the Company’s outstanding shares as of June 13, 2019.
Based on the final tabulation by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 61.2 million shares of the common stock were properly tendered and neither properly withdrawn nor tendered conditionally by stockholders with conditions that were not met. Riviera has been informed by the depositary that the final proration factor for the tender offer is approximately 4.4%.
The depositary will promptly issue payment for the shares properly tendered and accepted for purchase and will return all other shares tendered.
The Company expects to continue repurchasing shares, and on July 18, 2019 announced that the Board authorized an increase to the previously announced $100 million share repurchase program to a total of up to $150 million. Riviera intends to resume share purchases under its share repurchase authorization of $150 million, of which approximately $96 million had been repurchased prior to commencement of the tender offer, on or after July 31, 2019. Riviera may, in the future, decide to purchase additional shares in the open market subject to market conditions and private transactions, tender offers or otherwise subject to applicable law. Any such purchases may be on the same terms as, or on terms that are more or less favorable to stockholders than, the terms of the offer. Whether Riviera makes additional repurchases in the future will depend on many factors, including but not limited to its business and financial performance, the business and market conditions at the time, including the price of the shares, and other factors Riviera considers relevant.
D. F. King & Co., Inc. acted as the information agent for the tender offer. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. acted as dealer manager for the tender offer. American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC is the depositary for the tender offer.
NEWS RELEASE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
This news release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of the Company’s common stock. The offer was made solely by the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal, as amended or supplemented.
Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations made by the Company, which reflect management’s experience, estimates and perception of historical trends, current conditions, and anticipated future developments. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to our ability to consummate the tender offer, financial and operational performance and results of the Company, low or declining commodity prices and demand for oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, ability to hedge future production, ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop current reserves, the capacity and utilization of midstream facilities and the regulatory environment. These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Please read “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other public filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events, except as required by applicable law.
ABOUT RIVIERA RESOURCES
Riviera Resources, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company with a strategic focus on efficiently operating its mature low-decline assets, developing its growth-oriented assets, and returning capital to its stockholders. Riviera’s properties are located in the Hugoton Basin, East Texas, North Louisiana, the Uinta Basin and Mid-Continent regions. Riviera also owns Blue Mountain Midstream LLC, a midstream company centered in the core of the Merge play in the Anadarko Basin.
Riviera Resources, Inc.