Ithaca Energy Limited (IAECN: ISINs US46567TAA25 / USG49774AA35) (“Ithaca” or the “Company”) is pleased to confirm it has completed its scheduled six-monthly Reserves Based Lending (“RBL”) facility redetermination process. Following the redetermination the RBL availability is approximately $1.1 billion, which compares to net RBL debt as at 31 October 2020 of under $700 million. In conjunction with concluding the RBL redetermination the Company will be paying a $100 million dividend to the Delek Group in November 2020. Following the dividend, the business continues to retain strong liquidity headroom of over $275 million. It has been agreed under the current RBL that further dividends in 2021 will be subject to Brent prices recovering to at least $50/bbl.
Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
The Company is scheduled to issue its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended 30 September 2020 (“Q3-2020”) on 26 November 2020. A conference call and webcast will be held on the same day at 12.00 GMT (07.00 EST) on the same day, with a playback facility being made available on the Company’s website (www.ithacaenergy.com) later that day. Listen to the call live via the Company’s website or alternatively dial-in on one of the following telephone numbers: UK +44 (0)203 868 4725 / US +1 646 664 1960, using the participant code 710410 to access the conference call. A short presentation to accompany the results will be available on the Company’s website prior to the call.
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About Ithaca Energy
Ithaca Energy is an independent oil and gas company with production, development and exploration operations focused on the UK North Sea. The Company was founded in 2004 and has grown through a combination of acquisitions and new field developments. Our strategy is focused on establishing the company as a leading North Sea operator, delivering sustainable growth in free cash flow generation, underpinned by operational excellence and financial discipline.
Ithaca Energy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tel Aviv stock exchange listed Delek Group Limited (TASE: DLEKG, US ADR: DGRLY), Israel’s leading integrated energy company. For further information please consult the Company’s website www.ithacaenergy.com.
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