CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Feb. 26, 2015) – Veresen Inc. (“Veresen” or “the Company”) (TSX:VSN) announced today that a decision has been rendered in respect of the application commenced by Energy Fundamentals Group Inc. (“EFG”) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto in August, 2014. In the application, EFG sought a declaration that, pursuant to a letter agreement dated July 27, 2005 between EFG and Fort Chicago Energy Partners L.P., the predecessor to Veresen, EFG has a valid option to acquire up to 20% of Veresen’s equity interest in the Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) terminal and related assets in Coos Bay, Oregon.
The decision of the court handed down today declared that the option was not terminated and continues to apply to the Jordan Cove LNG project. Veresen is reviewing the decision of the court in order to determine what further steps to take in respect of the decision including, among other things, filing an appeal of the decision. Veresen continues to believe that the existence of the option and whether or not it is exercised will have no material impact on the Company.
About Veresen Inc.
Veresen is a publicly-traded dividend paying corporation based in Calgary, Alberta that owns and operates energy infrastructure assets across North America. Veresen is engaged in three principal businesses: a pipeline transportation business comprised of interests in the Alliance Pipeline, the Ruby Pipeline and the Alberta Ethane Gathering System; a midstream business which includes an ownership interest in Aux Sable, a world-class natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction facility near Chicago and other natural gas and NGL processing energy infrastructure, and a proposed partnership interest in Veresen Midstream Limited Partnership which will own midstream assets in western Canada; and a power business comprised of a portfolio of assets in Canada. Veresen is also developing Jordan Cove LNG, a six million tonne per annum natural gas liquefaction facility proposed to be constructed in Coos Bay, Oregon, and the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. In the normal course of business, Veresen regularly evaluates and pursues acquisition and development opportunities.
Veresen’s Common Shares, Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series A and Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series C trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols “VSN”, “VSN.PR.A” and “VSN.PR.C”, respectively. For further information, please visit www.vereseninc.com.
Forward Looking Information
Certain information contained herein relating to, but not limited to, Veresen and its businesses constitutes forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, which address activities, events or developments that Veresen expects or anticipates may or will occur in the future, are forward-looking information. Forward-looking information typically contains statements with words such as “may”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “target”, “project”, “forecast” or similar words suggesting future outcomes or outlook. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to Veresen’s intention with respect to the court decision and the existence of the EFG option and whether or not the exercise of the option will have a material impact on the Company. Additional information on risks, uncertainties and factors that could affect Veresen’s operations or financial results is included in its filings with the securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, as may be updated from time to time. Readers are also cautioned that such additional information is not exhaustive. The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as these factors are independent and management’s future course of action would depend on its assessment of all information at that time. Although Veresen believes that the expectations conveyed by the forward-looking information are reasonable based on information available on the date of preparation, no assurances can be given as to future results, levels of activity and achievements. Undue reliance should not be placed on the information contained herein, as actual results achieved will vary from the information provided herein and the variations may be material. Veresen makes no representation that actual results achieved will be the same in whole or in part as those set out in the forward-looking information. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date hereof, and Veresen does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable laws. Any forward-looking information contained herein is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.
Director, Investor Relations