Noble Energy Inc.
NOBLE ENERGY INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 06/30/2017 16:05:30)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 28, 2017

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NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
 
001-07964
 
73-0785597
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
Commission
File Number
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
1001 Noble Energy Way,
Houston, Texas
 
 
 
77070
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
 
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (281) 872-3100
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.01 Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On June 28, 2017 , Noble Energy, Inc. (Noble Energy, we, us or our) closed the previously announced sale of our upstream assets in northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania (the Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale) to HG Energy II Appalachia, LLC. The purchase price of $1.125 billion is subject to customary closing price adjustments. An additional contingent amount of $100 million, structured as three separate payments of $33.3 million, is payable to us should the average annual price realization at Dominion South exceed $3.30 per million Btu in the individual annual periods from 2018 through 2020. Estimated total proved reserves associated with the divested properties were approximately 253 MMBoe (comprised of 192 MMBoe of proved developed and 61 MMBoe of proved undeveloped reserves) as of December 31, 2016 and associated sales volumes were 72 MBoe per day during first quarter 2017. We expect to use proceeds from the transaction to pay down debt under our unsecured revolving credit facility.
The foregoing description of the related purchase and sale agreement for the Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale is qualified in its entirety by reference to such agreement, which was filed on May 5, 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Exhibit 2.1 to our current report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
The unaudited pro forma financial information required by Item 9.01 is filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD.
On June 28, 2017 , Noble Energy issued a press release announcing that it had completed the Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale. A copy of our press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this current report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b) Pro forma financial information.
The unaudited pro forma condensed combined consolidated balance sheet data at March 31, 2017 has been prepared to give effect to the Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale as if it was completed on March 31, 2017. The selected unaudited pro forma condensed combined consolidated statement of operations data for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and year ended December 31, 2016 have been prepared to give effect to the Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale as if it had been completed on January 1, 2016. In addition, our unaudited pro forma financial information has been prepared to include the effects of our acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy Inc., which was completed on April 24, 2017. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2017, and the unaudited proforma condensed combined consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and year ended December 31, 2016 are filed as exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

(d) Exhibits.
2.1
 
Purchase and Sale Agreement between Noble Energy, Inc. and HG Energy II Appalachia, LLC dated May 1, 2017 (filed as Exhibit 2.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K (Date of Report: May 1, 2017) filed on May 5, 2017 and incorporated herein by reference).

99.1
 
Press release issued by Noble Energy, Inc., dated June 28, 2017.
99.2
 
Unaudited pro forma condensed combined consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2017 of Noble Energy, Inc. and the unaudited pro forma condensed combined consolidated statement of operations of Noble Energy, Inc. for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and year ended December 31, 2016.







SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 30, 2017
 
 
By: 
 
/s/ Kenneth M. Fisher
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kenneth M. Fisher
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer





INDEX TO EXHIBITS
 
 
 
 
Exhibit No.
  
Description
 
 
2.1
 
99.1
 
99.2
 



Exhibit 99.1


FORM8KEXHIBIT991PRESS_IMAGE1.JPG
Jun 28, 2017
Noble Energy Closes Upstream Appalachia Sale
Houston, June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) ("Noble Energy" or "the Company") announced today that it has closed the transaction divesting its upstream assets in northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania to HG Energy II Appalachia, LLC, a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners ("Quantum"). The purchase price of $1.125 billion is subject to customary closing adjustments. An additional contingent amount of $100 million, structured as three separate payments of $33.3 million, is payable to the Company should the average annual price realization at Dominion South exceed $3.30 per million Btu in the individual annual periods from 2018 through 2020.
Proceeds from the transaction will be used to pay down borrowings on Noble Energy's revolving credit facility by the end of June 2017.
Total production from the assets averaged approximately 70 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day from the beginning of 2017 through the closing date.
Closing of the separate midstream transaction divesting the holding company which owns a 50 percent interest in CONE Gathering, LLC and 21.7 million common and subordinated limited partnership units in CONE Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:CNNX) to a portfolio company of Quantum is still expected to occur in the third quarter of this year.
Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a diversified high-quality portfolio of both U.S. unconventional and global offshore conventional assets spanning three continents. Founded more than 80 years ago, the company is committed to safely and responsibly delivering our purpose: Energizing the World, Bettering People's Lives®. For more information, visit http://www.nblenergy.com .
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws. Words such as "anticipates", "believes", "expects", "intends", "will", "should", "may", and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect Noble Energy's current views about future events. Such forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, future financial and operating results, and other statements that are not historical facts, including estimates of oil and natural gas reserves and resources, estimates of future production, assumptions regarding future oil and natural gas pricing, planned drilling activity, future results of operations, projected cash flow and liquidity, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the volatility in commodity prices for crude oil and natural gas, the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves, the ability to replace reserves, environmental risks, drilling and operating risks, exploration and development risks, competition, government regulation or other actions, the ability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals and other risks inherent in Noble Energy's businesses that are discussed in Noble Energy's and Clayton Williams' most recent annual reports on Form 10-K, respectively, and in other Noble Energy and Clayton Williams reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). These reports are also available from the sources described above. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. Noble Energy does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

Investor Contacts
Brad Whitmarsh
(281) 943-1670
brad.whitmarsh@nblenergy.com

Megan Repine
(832) 639-7380
megan.repine@nblenergy.com

Megan Dolezal
(281) 943-1861
megan.dolezal@nblenergy.com





Media Contacts
Reba Reid
(713) 412-8441
media@nblenergy.com

Deena McMullen
(281) 943-1732
media@nblenergy.com


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Exhibit 99.2
Noble Energy, Inc.
Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information
Introduction



Noble Energy, Inc. (Noble Energy, we, us or our) is a leading independent energy company engaged in worldwide crude oil and natural gas exploration and production. Our historical operating areas include: US onshore, primarily the DJ Basin, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford Shale and Marcellus Shale; offshore US Gulf of Mexico; Eastern Mediterranean; and West Africa.
The following unaudited pro forma financial information is based on the historical consolidated financial statements of Noble Energy, adjusted to reflect the following:
the acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. (Clayton Williams Energy or CWEI), which closed and was effective on April 24, 2017 (the Clayton Williams Energy Acquisition);
the disposition of all of our upstream Marcellus assets in northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania (the Upstream Marcellus Assets), which closed on June 28, 2017 with an effective date of January 1, 2017; and
related financing transactions and use of proceeds.
The unaudited pro forma balance sheet as of March 31, 2017 gives effect to the above transactions and the related financing transactions and use of proceeds as if each had occurred on March 31, 2017.
The unaudited pro forma statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and year ended December 31, 2016 give effect to the above transactions and the related financing transactions and use of proceeds as if each had occurred on January 1, 2016.
The unaudited pro forma statement of operations exclude the impact of nonrecurring expenses Noble Energy and Clayton Williams Energy incurred as a result of the acquisition and related financings, primarily non-capitalizable banking, legal, accounting, advisory, due diligence, and integration fees.
The unaudited pro forma financial information should be read in conjunction with Noble Energy's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and Noble Energy's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on February 14, 2017 and May 2, 2017, respectively.
The unaudited pro forma financial information is for informational purposes only and is not intended to represent or to be indicative of the results of operations or financial position that Noble Energy would have reported had the above noted events been completed as of the dates set forth in the unaudited pro forma financial information and should not be taken as indicative of Noble Energy's future results of operations or financial position. The actual results may differ significantly from those reflected in the unaudited pro forma financial information for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, differences between the assumptions used to prepare the unaudited pro forma financial information and actual results.



1


Noble Energy, Inc.
Unaudited Pro Forma Balance Sheet
As of March 31, 2017
(in millions)


 
Noble Energy
Historical
 
Clayton Williams Energy
Historical
 
Pro Forma Adjustments
 
Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale
 
Pro Forma Adjustments
 
Noble Energy
Pro Forma
Current Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents
$
787

 
$
473

 
$
(473
)
(a)
$
1,028

(h)
$
(1,175
)
(i)
$
640

Accounts Receivable, Net
523

 
15

 

 




538

Other Current Assets
135

 
34

 
(22
)
(b)




140

 
 
 
 
 
(7
)
(d)
 

 

 
Total Current Assets
1,445

 
522

 
(502
)
 
1,028


(1,175
)

1,318

Property, Plant and Equipment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Oil and Gas Properties
31,301

 
1,779

 
661

(b)
(4,417
)
(h)


29,324

Property, Plant and Equipment, Other
907

 
203

 
(203
)
(b)




907

Total Property, Plant and Equipment, Gross
32,208

 
1,982

 
458

 
(4,417
)



30,231

Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
(13,180
)
 
(1,084
)
 
1,084

(c)
1,090

(h)


(12,090
)
Total Property, Plant and Equipment, Net
19,028

 
898

 
1,542

 
(3,327
)



18,141

Goodwill

 

 
1,213

(b)




1,213

Other Noncurrent Assets
535

 
5

 

 
(16
)
(h)


524

Total Assets
$
21,008

 
$
1,425

 
$
2,253

 
$
(2,315
)

$
(1,175
)

$
21,196


2


Noble Energy, Inc.
Unaudited Pro Forma Balance Sheet
As of March 31, 2017
(in millions)


 
Noble Energy
Historical
 
Clayton Williams Energy
Historical
 
Pro Forma Adjustments
 
Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale
 
Pro Forma Adjustments
 
Noble Energy
Pro Forma
Current Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Accounts Payable - Trade
$
895

 
$
22

 
$

 
$

 
$


$
917

Other Current Liabilities
598

 
28

 
109

(e)

 


735

Total Current liabilities
1,493

 
50

 
109

 

 


1,652

Long-Term Debt
6,995

 
850

 
325

(a)

 
(1,175
)
(i)
6,995

Deferred Income Taxes, Noncurrent
1,819

 
69

 
(7
)
(b)(d)
(792
)
(h)


1,553

 
 
 
 
 
464

(b)(d)
 
 
 


Other Noncurrent Liabilities
1,092

 
230

 
(179
)
(a)
(53
)
(h)


1,090

Total Liabilities
$
11,399

 
$
1,199

 
$
712

 
$
(845
)
 
$
(1,175
)

$
11,290

Stockholders' Equity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Preferred Stock

 

 

 

 



Common Stock
5

 
2

 
(2
)
(g)

 


5

Additional Paid in Capital
6,472

 
305

 
(305
)
(g)

 


8,348

 
 
 
 
 
1,876

(f)
 
 
 


Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
(31
)
 

 

 

 


(31
)
Treasury Stock
(703
)
 

 

 

 


(703
)
Retained Earnings
3,549

 
(81
)
 
81

(g)
(1,470
)
(h)


1,970

 
 
 
 
 
(109
)
(e)
 
 
 


Noble Energy/Clayton Williams Energy Share of Equity
9,292

 
226

 
1,541

 
(1,470
)
 


9,589

NonControlling Interests
317

 

 

 

 


317

Total Equity
$
9,609

 
$
226

 
$
1,541

 
$
(1,470
)
 
$


$
9,906

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
$
21,008

 
$
1,425

 
$
2,253

 
$
(2,315
)
 
$
(1,175
)

$
21,196

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited pro forma financial statements.



3


Noble Energy, Inc.
Unaudited Pro Forma Statement of Operations
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
(in millions, except per share amounts)



Noble Energy
Historical

Clayton Williams Energy
Historical

Pro Forma Adjustments

Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale

Pro Forma Adjustments

Noble Energy
Pro Forma
Revenues











  Oil, Gas and NGL Sales
$
994


$
39


$
(4
)
(k)
$
(138
)
(p)
$


$
891

  Income from Equity Method Investees
42










42

    Total
1,036


39


(4
)

(138
)



933

Costs and Expenses











  Production Expense
303


12




(56
)
(p)


259

  Exploration Expense
42










42

  Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
528


23


(13
)
(j)
(73
)
(p)


465

  General and Administrative
99


2




(2
)
(p)


99

  Other Operating Expense, Net
29


(4
)

(4
)
(k)
(4
)
(p)


17

    Total
1,001


33


(17
)

(135
)



882

Operating Income (Loss)
35


6


13


(3
)



51

Other (Income) Expense











  (Gain) Loss on Commodity Derivative Instruments
(110
)

(7
)







(117
)
  Interest, Net of Amount Capitalized
87


21


(10
)
(l)


(11
)
(q)
87

  Other Non-Operating (Income) Expense, Net
(1
)

(68
)

68

(m)




(1
)
    Total
(24
)

(54
)

58




(11
)

(31
)
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes
59


60


(45
)

(3
)

11


82

Income Tax (Benefit) Provision
12


21


(16
)
(n)
(1
)
(n)
4

(n)
20

Net Income (Loss) Including Noncontrolling Interests
$
47


$
39


$
(29
)

$
(2
)

$
7


$
62

Less: Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
11










11

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noble Energy
$
36


$
39


$
(29
)

$
(2
)

$
7


$
51

























Earnings (Loss) Per Share, Basic
$
0.08










$
0.10

Earnings (Loss) Per Share, Diluted
$
0.08










$
0.10













Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding











Basic
431




56

(o)




487

Diluted
434




56

(o)




490


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited pro forma financial statements.

4


Noble Energy, Inc.
Unaudited Pro Forma Statement of Operations
For the Year Ended December 31, 2016
(in millions, except per share amounts)


 
Noble Energy
Historical
 
Clayton Williams Energy
Historical
 
Pro Forma Adjustments
 
Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale
 
Pro Forma Adjustments
 
Noble Energy
Pro Forma
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Oil, Gas and NGL Sales
$
3,389

 
$
289

 
$
(129
)
(k)
$
(362
)
(p)
$


$
3,187

  Income from Equity Method Investees
102

 

 

 



 
102

    Total
3,491

 
289

 
(129
)
 
(362
)


 
3,289

Costs and Expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
  Production Expense
1,083

 
71

 

 
(254
)
(p)

 
900

  Exploration Expense
925

 
4

 

 
(2
)
(p)

 
927

  Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization
2,454

 
150

 
(99
)
(j)
(382
)
(p)


2,123

  General and Administrative
399

 
23

 

 
(11
)
(p)

 
411

  Asset Impairments
92

 
8

 

 



 
100

  Other Operating Expense, Net
(166
)
 
11

 
(129
)
(k)
(14
)
(p)


(298
)
    Total
4,787

 
267

 
(228
)
 
(663
)


 
4,163

Operating Income (Loss)
(1,296
)
 
22

 
99

 
301



 
(874
)
Other (Income) Expense
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
  (Gain) Loss on Commodity Derivative Instruments
139

 
20

 

 



 
159

  Interest, Net of Amount Capitalized
328

 
94

 
(31
)
(l)
1

(p)
(64
)
(q)
328

  Other Non-Operating (Income) Expense, Net
9

 
230

 
(230
)
(m)




9

    Total
476

 
344

 
(261
)
 
1


(64
)
 
496

Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes
(1,772
)
 
(322
)
 
360

 
300


64

 
(1,370
)
Income Tax (Benefit) Provision
(787
)
 
(30
)
 
45

(n)
105

(n)
22

(n)
(645
)
Net Income (Loss) Including Noncontrolling Interests
$
(985
)
 
$
(292
)
 
$
315

 
$
195


$
42

 
$
(725
)
Less: Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests
13

 

 

 



 
13

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Noble Energy
$
(998
)
 
$
(292
)
 
$
315

 
$
195


$
42

 
$
(738
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings (Loss) Per Share, Basic
$
(2.32
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(1.52
)
Earnings (Loss) Per Share, Diluted
$
(2.32
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(1.52
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
430

 
 
 
56

(o)
 
 
 
 
486

Diluted
430

 
 
 
56

(o)
 
 
 
 
486

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited pro forma financial statements.

5


Noble Energy, Inc.
Notes to Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information


Note 1. Basis of Presentation
Clayton Williams Energy Acquisition
In January 2017, we announced the acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy which was approved by Clayton Williams Energy stockholders on April 24, 2017 . Subsequent to stockholder approval, we completed the acquisition on April 24, 2017 .
The acquisition was effected through the issuance of approximately 56 million shares of Noble Energy common stock with a fair value of approximately $1.9 billion , and cash consideration of $637 million , for total consideration of approximately $2.5 billion , in exchange for all outstanding shares of Clayton Williams Energy, including options, restricted stock awards and warrants. The closing price of our stock on the New York Stock Exchange was $34.17 on April 24, 2017 . In connection with the transaction, we borrowed $1.3 billion under our unsecured revolving credit facility (Revolving Credit Facility) to fund the cash portion of the acquisition consideration, redeem outstanding debt, pay associated make-whole premiums and pay related fees and expenses.
Upstream Marcellus Assets Sale
On May 1, 2017, we entered into a purchase and sale agreement (the Upstream Marcellus Agreement) with HG Energy II Appalachia, LLC, pursuant to which we agreed to sell all of our upstream assets in northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania (the Upstream Marcellus Assets) for a total amount of $1.225 billion, subject to customary closing price adjustments. Under the terms of the Upstream Marcellus Agreement, $1.125 billion, reduced for customary adjustments, would be paid to us at closing. A contingent amount of up to $100 million, structured as three separate payments of $33.3 million, would be paid to us if, in any of the three measurement years from 2018 through 2020, the reported average Appalachia Dominion, South Point index price for natural gas is equal to or exceeds $3.30 per million Btu. The effective date of the transaction is January 1, 2017. On June 28, 2017 , we closed the sale of the Upstream Marcellus Assets and after consideration of customary closing adjustments, we received net cash proceeds of $1.0 billion . During second quarter 2017, we anticipate recording an estimated loss of approximately $1.5 billion , net of taxes, on the sale, which is subject to change pending our finalization of the transaction. We used net cash proceeds from the sale along with cash on hand to repay indebtedness under our Revolving Credit Facility. The accompanying Unaudited Pro Forma Statement of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and the year ended December 31, 2016 assume the sale closed on January 1, 2016.
Note 2. Unaudited Pro Forma Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2017
The accompanying Unaudited Pro Forma Balance Sheet as of March 31, 2017 gives effect to the events detailed in “Note 1. Basis of Presentation” as if each had occurred on March 31, 2017.
The Clayton Williams Energy Acquisition will be accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting for business combinations. The allocation of the preliminary estimated purchase price is based upon management’s estimates of and assumptions related to the fair value of assets to be acquired and liabilities to be assumed as of March 31, 2017, using currently available information. Due to the fact that the unaudited pro forma financial information has been prepared based on these preliminary estimates, the final purchase price allocation and the resulting effect on financial position and results of operations may differ significantly from the pro forma amounts included herein. We expect to finalize the allocation of the purchase consideration as soon as practicable after completion of the proposed transaction.
The preliminary consideration to be transferred, fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed and resulting goodwill expected to be recorded in connection with the Clayton Williams Energy Acquisition as of March 31, 2017 is as follows:


6


Noble Energy, Inc.
Notes to Unaudited Pro Forma Financial Information


Preliminary Purchase Price Allocation
 
Consideration:
(In millions)
Fair value of Noble Energy's common stock to be issued (1)
$
1,669

Fair value of Clayton Williams Energy's restricted stock awards to be converted to Noble Energy restricted stock awards (2)
12

Fair value of Clayton Williams Energy options to be converted to Noble Energy common stock (3)
16

Fair value of Clayton Williams Energy warrants to be converted to Noble Energy common stock (4)
179

Cash consideration paid to Clayton Williams Energy stockholders
637

Total Consideration
$
2,513

Fair value of liabilities assumed:

Accounts payable trade
$
22

Other current liabilities
28

Long-term deferred tax liability
533

Long-term debt
538

Asset retirement obligations
47

Other long-term liabilities
4

Amount attributable to liabilities assumed as of March 31, 2017
$
1,172

Fair value of assets acquired:

Cash and cash equivalents
$

Accounts receivable trade, net
15

Inventory, prepaid expenses and other
12

Oil and gas properties
2,440

Other property and equipment

Other assets
5

Amount attributable to assets acquired as of March 31, 2017
$
2,472

Goodwill as of March 31, 2017
$
1,213

(1) Based on 48,858,325 Noble Energy common shares at $34.17 per share (closing price as of April 24, 2017 ).
(2) Based on 1,428,228 Noble Energy common shares at $34.17 per share (closing price as of April 24, 2017 ).
(3) Based on 457,108 Noble Energy common shares computed using a 10-day average closing price of Noble Energy common shares at April 24, 2017 .
(4) Based on 5,231,811 Noble Energy common shares computed using a 10-day volume-weighted average price of CWEI common shares at April 24, 2017 .
The following adjustments have been made to the unaudited pro forma combined balance sheet as of March 31, 2017:
(a) Reflects adjustments for the following items:
a $473 million decrease to cash to reflect the repayment of CWEI’s term loan with Ares Management of $377 million, and a partial make-whole payment of $96 million prior to closing, using cash on hand;
a net increase of $325 million to long term debt reflects the draw on Noble Energy’s Revolving Credit Facility of $637 million incurred to finance the cash portion of the merger consideration and the assumption of $38 million of debt related to the Ares Management notes make-whole provision, less the effects of extinguishing CWEI’s outstanding debt of $377 million related to the Ares Management notes upon consummation of the merger, and the elimination of approximately $27 million of debt issuance costs; and
a $179 million decrease to other non-current liabilities to reflect the Ares Management warrants conversion into Noble Energy common shares to effect the transaction.
(b) The allocation of the estimated fair value of consideration transferred (based on the closing price of Noble Energy common shares as of April 24, 2017 ) to the estimated fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed resulted in the following purchase price allocation adjustments:

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a $22 million decrease in inventory to reflect estimated fair value associated with the transaction;
an $661 million increase in CWEI’s gross book basis of oil and gas properties and a $203 million decrease in CWEI’s gross book basis of other property, plant and equipment to reflect them at fair value;
$1.2 billion in goodwill associated with the transaction; and
a net $457 million increase in deferred tax liabilities associated with the transaction.
(c) Reflects the elimination of CWEI’s historical accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) balances.
(d) Reflects the netting of CWEI’s $7 million federal current deferred tax asset against $533 million of non-current deferred tax liability resulting from the step-up in book basis of oil and gas properties.
(e) Reflects the impact of estimated transaction costs of $109 million expected to be incurred by Noble Energy and CWEI in connection with the merger, including estimated underwriting, banking, legal and accounting fees that are not capitalizable as part of the transaction as well as severance costs resulting from double trigger arrangements following the merger. These costs are not reflected in the historical March 31, 2017 balance sheets of Noble Energy and CWEI, but are reflected in the unaudited pro forma balance sheet as an increase to liabilities and a reduction of equity as they will be expensed by Noble Energy and CWEI as incurred. These amounts and their corresponding tax effect have not been reflected in the pro forma statement of operations due to their nonrecurring nature.
(f) Reflects the estimated increase in Noble Energy’s common stock and additional paid-in capital resulting from the issuance of Noble Energy common shares to CWEI stockholders to effect the transaction as follows (in millions, except per share amounts):
Shares of Noble Energy common stock issued to CWEI shareholders
 
49

Price per share of Noble Energy common stock on April 24, 2017
 
$
34.17

Fair value of common stock issued
 
$
1,669

Fair value of Clayton Williams Energy's restricted stock awards to be converted to Noble Energy restricted stock awards
 
12

Fair value of Clayton Williams Energy options to be converted to Noble Energy common stock
 
16

Fair value of Clayton Williams Energy warrants to be converted to Noble Energy common stock
 
179

Total fair value of Noble Energy equity to be issued and increase to additional paid-in-capital as of March 31, 2017
 
$
1,876

Increase in Noble Energy's common stock ($0.01 par value per share) as of March 31, 2017
 
$
1

(g) Reflects the elimination of CWEI’s historical equity balances in accordance with the acquisition method of accounting.
(h) Reflects the removal of assets and liabilities associated with the divestiture of the Upstream Marcellus Assets, the receipt of $1.0 billion of sales proceeds which is net of customary closing adjustments and an estimated loss of approximately $1.5 billion , net of taxes, arising from the transaction as of March 31, 2017.
(i) Pro forma adjustment to reflect the use of proceeds from the Upstream Marcellus Assets sale and cash on hand to repay borrowings under the our Revolving Credit Facility.
Note 3. Unaudited Pro Forma Statement of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and for the Year Ended December 31, 2016
The accompanying Unaudited Pro Forma Statement of Operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and for the year ended December 31, 2016 give effect to the events detailed in “Note 1. Basis of Presentation” as if each had occurred on January 1, 2016.
(j) Reflects the elimination of CWEI’s DD&A expense offset by the impact of DD&A expense calculated using Noble Energy’s amortization rate.
(k) Reflects amounts related to midstream revenues and gains on sale of assets reclassified out of CWEI’s revenues to conform to Noble Energy’s accounting policy.
(l) Reflects the elimination of CWEI’s interest expenses related to the Ares Management notes repaid prior to closing date, offset with interest expense resulting from drawing on Noble Energy’s Revolving Credit Facility to fund the cash portion of the merger consideration.

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(m) Reflects the elimination of CWEI’s gain that resulted from a change in the fair value of its warrants.
(n) Reflects the income tax effects of the pro forma adjustments presented.
(o) Reflects Noble Energy common shares to be issued to CWEI’s stockholders.
(p) Reflects the elimination of operating revenues, operating expenses and other expenses of the Upstream Marcellus Assets sold.
(q) Reflects the reduction in interest expense, assuming the debt repayments described in (a) and (i) above occurred on January 1, 2016. On a pro forma basis, there were no outstanding borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility as of March 31, 2017, during the three months ended March 31, 2017, or during the year ended December 31, 2016.



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