Strategic combination plan receives all key regulatory approvals
December 21, 2020 at 08:30 AM EST
CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX: CVE) (NYSE: CVE) and Husky Energy Inc. (TSX: HSE) are pleased to announce they have obtained all of the key regulatory approvals required in connection with the previously announced combination of Cenovus and Husky pursuant to a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta).
Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, the transaction is anticipated to formally close on January 1, 2021. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will continue to operate as Cenovus Energy Inc. and remain headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information as Cenovus's actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Cenovus and Husky undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information except as required by law. Developing forward-looking information involves reliance on a number of assumptions and consideration of certain risks and uncertainties, some of which are specific to Cenovus and/or Husky and others that apply to the industry generally. Material factors or assumptions on which the forward-looking information in this news release is based include successful closing of the transaction within expected timelines.
Additional information about assumptions, risk factors and uncertainties on which the forward-looking information is based and that could cause Cenovus's actual results to differ materially from any estimates or projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements are described in Cenovus's 2020 guidance (dated April 1, 2020), Cenovus’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for the year ended December 31, 2019 and its MD&A for the period ended September 30, 2020 as well as its Annual Information Form (AIF) and Form 40-F for the period ended December 31, 2019 (each available at cenovus.com).
Husky’s Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2019, MD&A for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and other documents filed with securities regulatory authorities (accessible through the SEDAR website at sedar.com and the EDGAR website at sec.gov) describe some of the risks, material assumptions and other factors that could influence actual results in respect of Husky and are incorporated herein by reference.