Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC And Encore Energy Partners LP Set Record Date And Meeting Date For A Special Meeting Of Unitholders
Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC (NYSE: VNR) (“Vanguard”) and Encore Energy Partners LP (NYSE: ENP) (“Encore”) announced today that both companies have established a record date and a meeting date for the special meetings of unitholders to consider and vote upon the previously-announced merger agreement. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Encore’s public unitholders would receive 0.75 Vanguard common units in exchange for each Encore common unit they own. The transaction would result in approximately 18.4 million additional common units being issued by Vanguard. The terms of the definitive agreement were unanimously approved by the members of the Encore Conflicts Committee, which is comprised solely of independent directors, who negotiated the terms on behalf of Encore. In addition, Jefferies & Company, Inc., has issued a fairness opinion to the Encore Conflicts Committee stating that they believe the exchange ratio is fair, from a financial point of view, to the unaffiliated unitholders of Encore. The members of the Vanguard Conflicts Committee, which is also comprised solely of independent directors, negotiated the terms on behalf of Vanguard and also voted unanimously in favor of the merger. In addition, RBC Capital Markets, LLC has issued a fairness opinion to the Vanguard Conflicts Committee stating that they believe the exchange ratio is fair, from a financial point of view, to Vanguard.
Encore unitholders of record at the close of business on October 14, 2011 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the special meeting. The Encore special meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:00am Central Time, at the offices of Vinson & Elkins, 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500, Houston, TX 77002.
Vanguard unitholders of record at the close of business on October 14, 2011 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the special meeting. The Vanguard special meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 11:00am Central Time, at the offices of Vinson & Elkins, 1001 Fannin Street, Suite 2500, Houston, TX 77002.
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