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HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LinnCo, LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) announced today its first quarterly cash dividend of $0.71 per common share, which reflects a reduction for taxes of $0.015 per common share from the LINN Energy distribution of $0.725 per unit. The cash dividend will be payable on November 15, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business November 6, 2012.
LinnCo was created to enhance LINN Energy's ability to raise additional equity capital to execute on its acquisition and growth strategy. 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. LinnCo will have no assets or operations other than those related to its ownership of LINN units. More information about LinnCo is available at
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