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Magnum Hunter Resources Emerges From Chapter 11

May 10, 2016, 07:16 AM
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Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and certain of its wholly-owned subsidiaries announced  that its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, which was confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on April 18, 2016, has gone effective. As planned, Magnum Hunter successfully emerged from Chapter 11 less than five months after voluntarily filing for bankruptcy protection to consummate its pre-negotiated plan of reorganization.

The Company completed a very effective balance-sheet restructuring that de-leveraged substantially all of Magnum Hunter's $1 billion of pre-bankruptcy funded indebtedness and converted 100% of its post-filing debtor-in-possession ("DIP") financing into equity pursuant to a consensual debt-to-equity exchange. Previously burdened by cumbersome long-term obligations and declining commodity prices, today Magnum Hunter emerges from bankruptcy with a significantly stronger balance sheet and the ability to focus on creating value and achieving its long-term growth objectives. Most importantly, the Company achieved a successful and expeditious restructuring with minimal disruption to its employees, vendors, and operations. Additionally, after successfully reaching a resolution of all claims and controversies with Eureka Midstream Holdings, LLC and certain of its affiliates, the Company and Eureka will move forward with a stronger relationship post-emergence.

Currently the new Board of Directors is actively engaged in a search for a permanent Chief Executive Officer. In the interim, Joseph C. Daches, current Chief Financial Officer, and Rick S. Farrell, current SVP Business Development/Land, will serve as co-Chief Executive Officers.

"Magnum Hunter has worked successfully to fulfill the pre-negotiated restructuring support agreement milestones with the objective of achieving the best possible solution for all of our stakeholders. Without the cooperation of our dedicated employees and the strength of our relationships with royalty owners, vendors, suppliers and capital providers, this would not have been possible. Under the direction of our new Board of Directors, we look forward to growing our Company strategically and profitably," said Daches and Farrell.

Magnum Hunter was represented by Kirkland & Ellis as restructuring counsel, PJT Partners as Investment Banker and Alvarez & Marsal North America as financial advisors.

Court filings and other information related to the restructuring proceedings are available at a website administered by the Company's claims agent, Prime Clerk, at

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration, and development of onshore natural gas and oil properties in the United States.

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