Anadarko Agrees to Be Acquired by Occidental

By Tim Shea

Category:
Acquisition or Partnership

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Occidental Petroleum Corporation under which Occidental will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Anadarko for consideration consisting of $59.00 in cash and 0.2934 a share of Occidental common stock per share of Anadarko common stock.

Anadarko also announced that prior to entering into the merger agreement with Occidental, the Company terminated its previously announced merger agreement with Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX).  In accordance with the terms of that agreement, Anadarko has paid a termination fee of $1 billion to Chevron.

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2019, subject to approval by Anadarko shareholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.  Occidental has obtained committed financing for the entire cash portion of the aggregate transaction, and completion of the transaction will not require or be conditioned upon the receipt of any vote or other approval by Occidental's stockholders.

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