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Whiting Petroleum Emerges from Chapter 11

Whiting Petroleum Emerges from Chapter 11

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) announced Tuesday that it has successfully completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 protection.

In connection with its emergence from Chapter 11, all of Whiting’s existing equity interests have been cancelled and cease to exist. Shares of the company’s new common stock will commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “WLL,” on September 2.

Whiting’s new capital structure includes a new $750 million reserve based revolving credit facility maturing in April 2024. Lynn Peterson has now assumed the role of chief executive officer and James Henderson has assumed the role of chief financial officer. Henderson succeeds Correne S. Loeffler, who has resigned to pursue other interests following the company’s restructuring. Chip Rimer will continue to serve as Whiting’s chief operating officer.

Whiting has also appointed a new board of directors. The new board comprises Kevin McCarthy (chairman), Lynn Peterson, Janet L. Carrig, Susan Cunningham, Paul Korus, Daniel Rice and Anne Taylor.

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“We are excited to begin our new chapter at Whiting, with a focus on capital discipline and free cash flow generation to create long-term value for our shareholders,” Peterson said in a company statement.

“On behalf of the company and newly appointed board of directors, I would like to thank our employees for their patience and dedication during this process,” he added.

Whiting announced back in April that it had entered into a restructuring support agreement and that it had filed a consensual chapter 11 plan of reorganization with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Whiting is an independent exploration and production company with an oil focused asset base, according to its website. The business describes itself as a top crude oil producer in North Dakota.

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