LinnCo is a Delaware limited liability company that has elected to be taxed as a corporation for United States federal income tax purposes, and accordingly its shareholders will receive a Form 1099 in respect of any dividends paid by LinnCo. The net proceeds from the offering will be used to acquire a number of LINN units equal to the number of LinnCo shares sold in the offering. LinnCo will have no assets or operations other than those related to its ownership of LINN units. LINN expects to use the proceeds it receives from the sale of LINN units to LinnCo to repay debt and pay the expenses of the offering.
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This press release includes "forward-looking statements." All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that LINN expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to forward-looking statements about the proposed offering of common shares of LinnCo, the business of LinnCo and the anticipated use of proceeds from the offering. The ultimate consummation of the offering will depend on, among other things, market conditions, and the plans, strategies, objectives and anticipated financial and operating results of LINN, including its acquisition strategy, drilling program, production, hedging activities and capital expenditure levels. The forward-looking statements in this release are based on certain assumptions made by LINN based on its management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of LINN, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to LINN's financial performance and results, availability of sufficient cash flow to pay distributions and execute its business plan, prices and demand for oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, the ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop current reserves and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in LINN's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. See "Risk Factors" in LINN's Annual Report filed on Form 10-K and other public filings and press releases.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and LINN undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Clay Jeansonne, Vice President, Investor and Public Relations
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