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Nature of Operations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
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Nature of Operations
Nature of Operations
Penn Virginia Corporation (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise requires, “Penn Virginia,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the onshore exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) and natural gas. Our current operations consist primarily of drilling unconventional horizontal development wells and operating our producing wells in the Eagle Ford Shale (the “Eagle Ford”) in Gonzales, Lavaca and DeWitt Counties in South Texas.
On October 28, 2018, Denbury Resources Inc. (“Denbury”) and Penn Virginia announced that they entered into a definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Denbury will acquire Penn Virginia in a transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion, including the assumption of debt (the “Merger”). The consideration to be paid to Penn Virginia shareholders will consist of 12.4 shares of Denbury common stock and $25.86 of cash for each share of Penn Virginia common stock. Penn Virginia shareholders will be permitted to elect to receive either all cash, all stock or a mix of stock and cash, in each case subject to proration, which will result in the aggregate issuance by Denbury of approximately 191.667 million Denbury shares and payment by Denbury of $400 million in cash. The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company, and certain Penn Virginia shareholders holding approximately 15 percent of the outstanding shares signed voting agreements to vote “for” the transaction. The transaction, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019, is subject to the approval by the holders of more than two-thirds of the outstanding Company common shares, the approval by the holders of a majority of the outstanding Denbury common shares of an amendment to the certificate of incorporation to increase the number of authorized Denbury common shares, and the approval of the issuance of Denbury common shares in the Merger by the holders of a majority of the Denbury common shares represented in person or by proxy at a meeting of Denbury shareholders held to vote on such matter. The transaction is also conditioned on clearance under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act, and other customary closing conditions. The Merger Agreement contains certain termination rights for both Denbury and the Company, including if the Merger is not consummated by April 30, 2019, and provides for the payment of termination fees in certain circumstances.