HOUSTON and DENVER, Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LINN Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE), LinnCo, LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) and Berry Petroleum Company (NYSE:BRY) (the "Companies") announced today that the final Registration Statement on Form S-4 has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and the Companies have also filed definitive proxy materials with the SEC. The Companies intend to commence mailing proxy materials in connection with the meetings of LINN Energy unitholders, LinnCo shareholders and Berry Petroleum stockholders for the purpose of voting on the previously announced merger agreement. LINN Energy, LinnCo and Berry Petroleum meetings will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013. The record date for the Companies' respective unitholder, shareholder and stockholder meetings is November 14, 2013. More information regarding each Company's meeting can be found below.
This document shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are all statements other than statements of historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Important economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, competitive and other uncertainties are identified in the documents filed with the SEC by Berry, LINN and LinnCo from time to time, including their respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. None of Berry, LINN nor LinnCo undertakes any obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
CONTACT: LINN Energy, LLC and LinnCo, LLC Investors & Media: Clay Jeansonne, Vice President, Investor and Public Relations 281-840-4193 Berry Petroleum Company Investors & Media: Zach Dailey, Director, Investor Relations 303-999-4071