FINDLAY, Ohio, and SAN ANTONIO, Texas, August 3, 2018 - Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) and Andeavor (NYSE: ANDV) today filed a joint definitive proxy statement and prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding the pending merger pursuant to which MPC has agreed to acquire all of Andeavor’s outstanding shares.
A special meeting of Andeavor stockholders has been set for Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at 9 a.m. Central Time at the JW Marriott San Antonio, 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78261, to approve the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated April 30, 2018, by and among Andeavor, MPC and certain wholly owned subsidiaries of MPC, and other matters related to the merger.
A special meeting of MPC stockholders has been set for Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at 10 a.m. Eastern Time at MPC’s offices at 539 South Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840, to approve the issuance of MPC common stock in connection with the merger and other matters related to the merger, as well as a proposal to increase the number of authorized shares of MPC common stock and a proposal to increase the maximum number of directors permitted to serve on the MPC board of directors.
Subject to approval of the Andeavor and MPC stockholders and other customary closing conditions, the parties expect to close the transaction on Oct. 1, 2018.
MPC and Andeavor each urge their stockholders to submit their proxies as promptly as possible, either by telephone, via the internet or by marking, signing and dating the applicable proxy card that will be provided to MPC and Andeavor stockholders along with the joint proxy statement and prospectus. The joint proxy statement and prospectus for the special meetings will be mailed to MPC and Andeavor stockholders on or about Aug. 6, 2018.
All holders of record of MPC and/or Andeavor common stock as of the close of business on Aug. 1, 2018, will be entitled to receive notice of their applicable special meeting and to vote their respective common stock, either in person or by proxy, at their respective special meeting.
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About Marathon Petroleum Corporation
MPC is the nation's second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,740 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Through MPLX, MPC has ownership interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8.7 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity. MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.
Andeavor is a premier, highly integrated marketing, logistics and refining company. Andeavor's retail-marketing system includes more than 3,200 stores marketed under multiple well-known fuel brands, including ARCO®, SUPERAMERICA®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, Tesoro®, USA Gasoline(TM) and Giant®. It also has ownership in Andeavor Logistics LP and its non-economic general partner. Andeavor operates 10 refineries with a combined capacity of approximately 1.2 million barrels per day in the mid-continent and western United States.
MPC Investor Relations Contact:
Kristina Kazarian (419) 421-2017
MPC Media Contact:
Chuck Rice (419) 421-2521
Andeavor Investor Relations Contact:
Brad Troutman (210) 626-4757
Andeavor Media Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org (210) 626-7702
Forward Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws regarding Marathon Petroleum Corporation (“MPC“) and Andeavor (“ANDV”). These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the proposed transaction between MPC and ANDV and include expectations, estimates and projections concerning the business and operations, strategic initiatives and value creation plans of MPC, MPLX LP (“MPLX”), ANDV and Andeavor Logistics (“ANDX”). In accordance with “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, these statements are accompanied by cautionary language identifying important factors, though not necessarily all such factors, that could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “design,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “goal,” “guidance,” “imply,” “intend,” “may,” “objective,” “opportunity,” “outlook,” “plan,” “position,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “prospective,” “pursue,” “seek,” “should,” “strategy,” “target,” “would,” “will” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the companies’ control and are difficult to predict. Factors that could cause MPC’s or ANDV’s actual results to differ materially from those implied in the forward-looking statements include: the ability to complete the proposed transaction between MPC and ANDV on anticipated terms and timetable; the ability to obtain approval by the shareholders of ANDV and MPC related to the proposed transaction and the ability to satisfy various other conditions to the closing of the transaction contemplated by the merger agreement; the ability to obtain regulatory approvals of the proposed transaction on the proposed terms and schedule, and any conditions imposed on the combined entities in connection with consummation of the proposed transaction; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the proposed transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; disruption from the proposed transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; risks relating to any unforeseen liabilities of ANDV; future levels of revenues, refining and marketing margins, operating costs, retail gasoline and distillate margins, merchandise margins, income from operations, net income or earnings per share; the regional, national and worldwide availability and pricing of refined products, crude oil, natural gas, NGLs and other feedstocks; consumer demand for refined products; our ability to manage disruptions in credit markets or changes to our credit rating; future levels of capital, environmental or maintenance expenditures, general and administrative and other expenses; the success or timing of completion of ongoing or anticipated capital or maintenance projects; the reliability of processing units and other equipment; business strategies, growth opportunities and expected investment; MPC’s share repurchase authorizations, including the timing and amounts of any common stock repurchases; the adequacy of our capital resources and liquidity, including but not limited to, availability of sufficient cash flow to execute our business plan and to effect any share repurchases, including within the expected timeframe; the effect of restructuring or reorganization of business components; the potential effects of judicial or other proceedings on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows; continued or further volatility in and/or degradation of general economic, market, industry or business conditions; compliance with federal and state environmental, economic, health and safety, energy and other policies and regulations, including the cost of compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard, and/or enforcement actions initiated thereunder; the anticipated effects of actions of third parties such as competitors, activist investors or federal, foreign, state or local regulatory authorities or plaintiffs in litigation; the impact of adverse market conditions or other similar risks to those identified herein affecting MPLX and ANDX; and the factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in MPC’s and ANDV’s respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017 and in the Form S-4 filed by MPC, filed with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). We have based our forward-looking statements on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance and you should not rely unduly on them, as they involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that we cannot predict. In addition, we have based many of these forward-looking statements on assumptions about future events that may prove to be inaccurate. While our respective management considers these assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Accordingly, our actual results may differ materially from the future performance that we have expressed or forecast in our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements except to the extent required by applicable law.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the proposed transaction, MPC and ANDV have filed relevant materials with the SEC, including MPC’s registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus and was declared effective by the SEC on August 3, 2018. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The final joint proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of MPC and ANDV. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documents free of charge at the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, from MPC at its website, www.marathonpetroleum.com, or by contacting MPC’s Investor Relations at 419-421-2414, or from ANDV at its website, www.andeavor.com, or by contacting ANDV’s Investor Relations at 210-626-4757.
Participants in Solicitation
MPC and ANDV and their respective directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information concerning MPC’s participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed March 15, 2018, for MPC’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A. Information concerning ANDV’s participants is set forth in the proxy statement, filed March 15, 2018, for ANDV’s 2018 annual meeting of stockholders as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A. Additional information regarding the interests of such participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction will be included in the registration statement and joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.