It is expected that the Partnership will make quarterly distributions of available free cash flow after capital expenditures and debt service. Distributable cash, after 30-50% dedication to debt service, will be distributed 2% to the general partner and 98% to the limited partners until a certain threshold is met, at which time the distributions above the threshold will be 25% to the general partner and 75% to the limited partners.
The Unit Purchase and Contribution Agreement signed today is subject to customary pre and post-closing adjustments, including the expiration or early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, customary title and environmental reviews, closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in early 2013.
As noted above, the cash proceeds to EXCO will be used to repay a portion of EXCO’s revolving credit facility.
Douglas H. Miller, EXCO’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are very pleased to enter into a conventional asset partnership with Harbinger Group. The venture will operate and develop the existing oil and natural gas assets and pursue acquisitions of long-life natural gas and oil properties with a significant proved producing component with undeveloped upside. This transaction allows EXCO to monetize certain of its assets and maintain a significant interest in the assets and future development upside.”EXCO Resources, Inc. is an oil and natural gas acquisition, exploitation, development and production company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with principal operations in East Texas, North Louisiana, Appalachia and West Texas. Harbinger Group Inc. (HGI) is a diversified holding company. HGI’s principal operations are conducted through subsidiaries that offer life insurance and annuity products, and branded consumer products such as batteries, personal care products, small household appliances, pet supplies, and home and garden pest control products. HGI is principally focused on acquiring controlling and other equity stakes in businesses across a diversified range of industries and growing its existing businesses.