DENVER, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bill Barrett Corporation (the “Company”) (NYSE: BBG) today announced that it has established a record date of February 13, 2018 and a meeting date of March 16, 2018 for a special meeting of its shareholders, which will be held at 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time at the Company’s offices at 1099 18th Street, Suite 2300, Denver, Colorado 80202. At the special meeting, shareholders will vote on, among other items, the previously announced strategic business combination with Fifth Creek Energy Company, LLC (“Fifth Creek”) pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated December 4, 2017 (the “transaction”).
Bill Barrett Corporation shareholders of record at the close of business on February 13, 2018, will be entitled to receive notice of the special meeting and to vote at the special meeting.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
In connection with the proposed transaction, the Company and Fifth Creek caused the newly formed company (“Holdco”) to file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, which includes a prospectus with respect to the shares of Holdco to be issued in the proposed transaction and a proxy statement of the Company with respect to the obtaining of stockholder approval for the transaction. The registration statement was declared effective by the SEC on February 13, 2018. On or about February 14, 2018, the Company commenced mailing the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to its stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 13, 2018. The Company and Holdco also plan to file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed merger. STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS (INCLUDING ALL AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE PROPOSED MERGER THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. Investors may obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents containing important information about Holdco, the Company and Fifth Creek through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by the Company are available free of charge on the Company’s internet website at www.billbarrettcorp.com under the tab “Investors” and then under the tab “SEC Filings” or by contacting the Company’s Investor Relations Department at (303) 293‐9100.
NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
Holdco, the Company, and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the Company’s directors and executive officers is set forth in the Company’s public filings with the SEC, including its definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 6, 2017. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC. Free copies of these documents can be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.
ABOUT BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG), headquartered in Denver, Colorado, develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. Additional information about the Company may be found on its website www.billbarrettcorp.com.