Hess Corporation to Acquire American Oil & Gas Inc
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Date: 30 Jul 2010 13:55
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Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) and American Oil & Gas Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: AEZ) jointly announced today that Hess has agreed to acquire American Oil & Gas pursuant to a merger agreement approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition will increase Hess' strategic acreage position in the Bakken oil play in North Dakota by approximately 85,000 net acres. Under terms of the agreement, Hess has agreed to issue 0.1373 shares of its common stock in exchange for each outstanding share of American Oil & Gas' common stock. This represents a 9.4 percent premium to American Oil & Gas stockholders based on the closing stock prices of Hess' and American Oil & Gas' shares on July 27, 2010. It is expected that Hess would issue approximately 8.6 million shares for all outstanding American Oil & Gas shares and options on a net settlement basis. The merger agreement provides for a possible cash dividend to American Oil & Gas' stockholders to the extent of
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