DENVER, Nov. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX: SEA) (NASDAQ: SNDE) (the “Company” or “Sundance”) is pleased to announce that Sundance shareholders today voted in favor of the scheme of arrangement in relation to the Company’s proposed re-domiciliation from Australia to the United States (the “Scheme”), under which a newly formed US corporation (“Holdco”) will become the ultimate parent company of the Sundance group of companies following the implementation of the Scheme.
Voting results of the Scheme Meeting
The resolution to approve the Scheme as set out in the Notice of Scheme Meeting (“Scheme Resolution”) was passed by the requisite majorities of Sundance shareholders, with:
- 68.11% of Sundance shareholders present and voting at the Scheme Meeting (in person or by proxy) being in favor of the Scheme Resolution; and
- 95.27% of the total number of votes cast on the Scheme Resolution being in favor of the Scheme Resolution.
Sundance will seek orders from the Federal Court of Australia (“Court”) for the approval of the Scheme at the Second Court Hearing, scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 2019.
If the Court approves the Scheme, Sundance expects to lodge the Court orders with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) on the same date so that the Scheme becomes legally effective on Thursday, November 14, 2019. If this occurs, it is expected that Sundance shares and Sundance ADRs will be suspended from trading with effect from the close of trading on ASX and Nasdaq on Thursday, November 14, 2019 and Wednesday, November 13, 2019, respectively.
In accordance with the terms of the Scheme, Sundance shareholders will receive one share in Holdco for every 100 Sundance shares held by Sundance shareholders on the Scheme Record Date (currently proposed as 7:00 pm (Sydney time) on Tuesday, November 19, 2019).
About Sundance Energy Australia Limited
Sundance Energy Australia Limited (“Sundance” or the “Company”) is an Australian-based, independent energy exploration company, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USA. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of large, repeatable oil and natural gas resource plays in North America. Current activities are focused in the Eagle Ford. A comprehensive overview of the Company can be found on Sundance’s website at www.sundanceenergy.net
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This release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements relate to the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These statements can be identified by the use of words like “anticipate”, “believe”, “intend”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “plan”, “project”, “will”, “should”, “seek” and similar words or expressions containing same.
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