Linn Energy
LINN ENERGY, INC. (Form: SC TO-I/A, Received: 01/26/2018 16:44:06)

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE TO

(Amendment No. 5)

Tender Offer Statement under Section 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

LINN ENERGY, INC.

(Name of Subject Company (Issuer) and Filing Person (Offeror))

Class A Common Stock, $0.001 par value

(Title of Class of Securities)

53601P205

53601P304

(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

Candice J. Wells

Senior Vice President, General Counsel

and Corporate Secretary

Linn Energy, Inc.

600 Travis St.

Houston, Texas 77002

(281) 840-4000

(Name, address and telephone number of person authorized to receive notices and communications on behalf of filing person)

Copy to:

Julian J. Seiguer

Wayne E. Williams

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

609 Main Street, Suite 4500

Houston, TX 77002

(713) 836-3600

 

 

CALCULATION OF FILING FEE

 

Transaction valuation(1)   Amount of filing fee(2)

$324,999,984

  $40,462.50

 

(1) The transaction valuation is estimated only for purposes of calculating the filing fee. This amount is based on the offer to purchase up to 6,770,833 shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share, at the offer price of $48.00 per share.
(2) The amount of the filing fee, calculated in accordance with Rule 0-11 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, equals $124.50 per $1,000,000 of the value of the transaction.

 

Check the box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing with which the offsetting fee was previously paid. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

Amount Previously Paid: $40,462.50

     Filing Party: Linn Energy, Inc.

Form or Registration No.: Schedule TO

     Date Filed: December 20, 2017

 

Check the box if filing relates solely to preliminary communications made before the commencement of a tender offer.

Check the appropriate boxes below to designate any transactions to which the statement relates:

 

  third-party tender offer subject to Rule 14d-1.
  issuer tender offer subject to Rule 13e-4.
  going-private transaction subject to Rule 13e-3.
  amendment to Schedule 13D under Rule 13d-2.

Check the following box if the filing is a final amendment reporting the results of the tender offer:  ☒

If applicable, check the appropriate box(es) below to designate the appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon:

 

  Rule 13e-4(i) (Cross-Border Issuer Tender Offer)
  Rule 14d-1(d) (Cross-Border Third Party Tender Offer)

 

 

 


This Amendment No. 5 (this “Amendment”) amends and supplements the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on December 20, 2017 (as amended by each of Amendment No. 1, Amendment No. 2, Amendment No. 3 and Amendment No. 4 filed with the Commission on January 8, 2018, January 8, 2018, January 16, 2018 and January 23, 2018, respectively, the “Schedule TO”) relating to the offer by Linn Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Linn” or the “Company”), to purchase for cash shares of its Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Shares”), at a fixed price per Share, upon the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Offer to Purchase, dated December 20, 2017 (the “Offer to Purchase”), a copy of which was filed as Exhibit (a)(1)(A) to the Schedule TO, and in the related Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal” and, together with the Offer to Purchase, as they have been or may be amended or supplemented from time to time, the “Tender Offer”), a copy of which was filed as Exhibit (a)(1)(B) to the Schedule TO.

The purpose of this Amendment is to amend and supplement the Schedule TO and the Tender Offer. Only those items amended are reported in this Amendment. Except as specifically provided herein, the information contained in this Schedule TO, the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal remains unchanged. This Amendment should be read with the Schedule TO, the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal.

 

Item 11. Additional Information.

Item 11 of the Schedule TO is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following:

On January 26, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the final results of the Tender Offer, which expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on January 22, 2018. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit (a)(5)(F) hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 12. Exhibits.

Item 12 of the Schedule TO is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following exhibits:

(a)(5)(F) Press Release issued by Linn Energy, Inc. on January 26, 2018.

 

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SIGNATURE

After due inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

LINN ENERGY, INC.

By:

 

/s/ Candice J. Wells

  Name:   Candice J. Wells
  Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Date: January 26, 2018

 

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Exhibit (a)(5)(F)

 

LOGO

LINN ENERGY ANNOUNCES FINAL RESULTS OF ITS TENDER OFFER

HOUSTON, January  26, 2018 – LINN Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: LNGG) (“LINN” or the “Company”) today announced the final results of its tender offer to purchase for cash up to 6,770,833 shares of its Class A common stock (the “shares”) at a price of $48.00 per share, which expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, January 22, 2018.

LINN has accepted for purchase 6,770,833 shares at a purchase price of $48.00 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $325 million. Based on the final tabulation by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 78.1 million shares were properly tendered and neither withdrawn nor tendered conditionally by stockholders with conditions that were not met. LINN has been informed by the depositary that the final proration factor for the remaining tendered shares is approximately 8.7%. The shares acquired represented approximately 8.1% of the Company’s outstanding shares as of December 15, 2017.

The depositary will promptly issue payment for the shares validly tendered and accepted for purchase and will return all other shares tendered.

LINN may, in the future, decide to purchase additional shares in the open market subject to market conditions and private transactions, tender offers or otherwise subject to applicable law. Any such purchases may be on the same terms as, or on terms that are more or less favorable to stockholders than, the terms of the offer. Whether LINN makes additional repurchases in the future will depend on many factors, including but not limited to its business and financial performance, the business and market conditions at the time, including the price of the shares, and other factors LINN considers relevant.

D. F. King & Co., Inc. was the information agent for the tender offer. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as dealer manager for the tender offer.

News Release for Informational Purposes Only

This news release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of the Company’s Class A common stock. The offer was made solely by the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal, as they have been or may be amended or supplemented. Stockholders and investors are urged to read the Company’s tender offer statement on Schedule TO filed on December 20, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) in connection with the tender offer, which includes as exhibits the Offer to Purchase, the related Letter of Transmittal and other offer materials, as well as the amendments or supplements to the Schedule TO filed on January 8, 2018, January 16, 2018 and January 23, 2018 with the Commission and any further amendments or supplements to the Schedule TO when they become available, because they contain important information. Each of these documents has been or will be filed with the Commission, and investors may obtain them for free from the Commission at its website (www.sec.gov); from D. F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent for the tender offer, by telephone at: (877) 297-1738 (toll-free), by email at: linn@dfking.com or in writing to: 48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10005; or from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, the dealer manager for the tender offer, by telephone at: (855) 483-0952 (toll-free) or in writing to: 1585 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations made by the Company which reflect management’s experience, estimates and perception of historical trends, current conditions, and anticipated future developments. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to financial and operational performance and results of the Company and Roan Resources LLC, ability to improve our financial results and profitability following emergence from bankruptcy, ability to list our common stock on an established securities market, availability of sufficient cash flow to execute our business plan, timing of and ability to execute planned separation transactions and asset sales, continued low or further declining commodity prices and demand for oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, ability to hedge future production, ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop current reserves, the capacity and utilization of midstream facilities and the regulatory environment. These and other important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Please read “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other public filings. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events.

ABOUT LINN ENERGY

LINN Energy, Inc. was formed in February 2017 as the reorganized successor to LINN Energy, LLC. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the Company’s current focus is the development of the Merge/SCOOP/STACK in Oklahoma through its equity interest in Roan Resources LLC, as well as through its midstream operations in that area. Additionally, the Company is pursuing emerging horizontal opportunities in Oklahoma, North Louisiana and East Texas, while continuing to add value by efficiently operating and applying new technology to a diverse set of long-life producing assets.

CONTACT:

Thomas Belsha, Vice President — Investor Relations & Corporate Development

LINN Energy, Inc.

(281) 840-4110

ir@linnenergy.com