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Baytex Completes Acquisition of Aurora Oil & Gas and Closing of $800 Million Offering of Senior Notes

Paul, Weiss client Baytex Energy Ltd., a Canadian oil and gas company, announced the closing of an $800 million 144A private placement of senior notes, lead managed by Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch and RBC Capital Markets and a tender offer for the 9.875% senior notes due 2017 and 7.50% senior notes due 2020 of Aurora USA Oil & Gas, Inc. with Barclays as dealer manager. Concurrently with the closing of the 144A bond offering and the tender offer, Baytex closed its $2.8 billion acquisition of Aurora Oil & Gas Limited, an Australian oil and gas company with assets in the Eagle Ford Shale basin in Texas.

The Paul, Weiss lawyers representing Baytex in the acquisition, bond offering and tender offer were corporate partner Andrew Foley and counsel Stephen Centa; tax partner David Mayo; and environmental counsel William O'Brien.

June 6, 2014

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