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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sale of Provident Energy to Pembina Pipeline is Complete

Long time COT [Crude Oil Trader] fund favorite Provident [ticker PVX] has made way for the recent sale to Pembina Pipeline, ticker PBA. Pembina announced on January 16, 2012 that it has entered into an agreement with Provident Energy for Pembina to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Provident by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Alberta) to create an integrated company that will be a leading player in the North American energy infrastructure sector. The acquisition closed as of April 2, 2012.

What does this mean for Provident owners? From MarketWatch, U.S. listed shares of Provident Energy Ltd. rallied 22% to $11.38 on Tuesday after Pembina Pipeline Corp. said it would buy Provident in a deal valued at about $3.1 billion. Calgary based Pembina said it expects it'll be able to increase its cash flow per share, increase dividends and reduce its dividend payout ratio, after it closes the acquisition. The deal, which was announced on Monday, will create a leading North American energy infrastructure company, the companies said.

As of this evening new Pembina stock holders will continue to receive a cool 5.54% dividend on a monthly basis.

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