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.