CALGARY, Alberta, July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encana Corporation (TSX:ECA) (NYSE:ECA) (Encana) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., has completed the previously announced sale of its Piceance natural gas assets, located in northwestern Colorado, to Denver-based Caerus Oil and Gas LLC (Caerus).

BMO Capital Markets served as Encana's financial advisor and Davis, Graham & Stubbs acted as Encana's external legal counsel for the transaction. Evercore and TD Securities acted as financial advisors for Caerus and Vinson & Elkins and Thompson & Knight acted as legal counsel. Debt financing for Caerus was underwritten by TD Securities, J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Bank.

Encana CorporationEncana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on developing its strong portfolio of resource plays, held directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries, producing oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates. Encana common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ECA.

Further information on Encana Corporation is available on the company's website, www.encana.com, or by contacting:
Investor contact:Brendan McCrackenVice-President, Investor Relations(403) 645-2978	Patti PosadowskiSr. Advisor, Investor Relations(403) 645-2252Media contact:Simon ScottVice-President, Communications(403) 645-2526Jay AverillDirector, Media Relations(403) 645-4747SOURCE: Encana Corporation

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