KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Energy XXI Ltd. (“EXXI”), parent company of the lessee of CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.’s (“CorEnergy” or the “Company”) Grand Isle Gathering System (“GIGS”), announced its second quarter earnings for fiscal year 2016. In the release, EXXI stated it has elected not to make an interest payment that was due today on its 8.25% Senior Notes due 2018 or any other debt instruments, beginning a 30-day grace period for payment. EXXI noted it has sufficient cash to make the full debt payment, however its Board chose this action as it believes it is in the best long-term interest of EXXI and its stakeholders. EXXI also stated that it expects operations to continue as normal while discussions are ongoing.
“EXXI’s production forecast, also announced today, indicates the need to maintain access to GIGS. Forty-four offshore platforms rely entirely on the system to transport oil production ashore,” said Dave Schulte, CorEnergy’s Chief Executive Officer. “CorEnergy’s triple net lease is a necessary operating expense for EXXI to flow its own production and uphold its third party transport obligations.”
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA), is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns essential midstream and downstream energy assets, such as pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets. We seek long-term contracted revenue from operators of our assets, primarily under triple net participating leases. For more information, please visit corenergy.corridortrust.com.
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