Newly Combined Company to be renamed Kinetik at Closing with the New Ticker Symbol “KNTK”
HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Altus Midstream Company (Nasdaq: ALTM) today announced that its shareholders voted in favor of the previously announced business combination with BCP Raptor Holdco, LP (“BCP”), the parent company of the EagleClaw Midstream business. The all-stock business combination is expected to close on or around Feb. 22, 2022 (“Closing”).
New Company Name
Altus also announced the combined company will operate as Kinetik after Closing. “The name reflects the nature of the industry where we operate, and the combined company’s ambition to keep its customers, assets, people and sector in motion toward a lower carbon future,” said Jamie Welch, who will become CEO of Kinetik.
At the special meeting of Altus shareholders held earlier today, more than 88% of the outstanding shares of Altus common stock were represented, and more than 99% of votes were cast in favor of the transaction.
The final vote results for the special meeting will be filed on a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
In accordance with the previously announced all-stock business combination, Altus will issue 50 million Class C common shares (and its subsidiary, Altus Midstream LP, will issue corresponding common units) to BCP’s unitholders, principally funds associated with Blackstone and I Squared Capital, resulting in combined ownership of approximately 75% of the pro forma company. The ownership by Apache Midstream LLC, a subsidiary of Apache Corporation, will be reduced to approximately 20%, and the existing Altus public shareholders will own approximately 5% of the combined company.
Listing on Nasdaq
Altus’ Class A common stock will continue to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the current ticker symbol of “ALTM” until Closing. Thereafter, the Class A common stock of the renamed company, Kinetik, is expected to commence trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “KNTK”.
About Altus Midstream Company
Altus Midstream Company is a pure-play, Permian-to-Gulf Coast midstream C-corporation. Through its consolidated subsidiaries, Altus owns gas gathering, processing and transmission assets servicing production in the Delaware Basin and owns equity interests in four Permian-to-Gulf Coast pipelines. Altus posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, www.altusmidstream.com.
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