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Encana Acquires Athlon Energy for $7.1 Billion

Paul, Weiss client Encana Corporation closed the cash tender offer made by its indirect, wholly owned subsidiary, Alenco Acquisition Company, Inc., to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Texas-based Athlon Energy Inc. Promptly following the consummation of the offer, Alenco Acquisition was merged with, and into, Athlon, with Athlon as the surviving entity and becoming an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Encana, a leading North American energy producer. As previously announced, the acquisition price was approximately $5.93 billion, and Encana has assumed Athlon's $1.15 billion of senior notes, for a total transaction value of approximately $7.1 billion.

The Paul, Weiss team included, among others, corporate partners Andrew Foley, Manuel Frey, Adam Givertz, Ted Maynard and Dale Sarro and counsel Stephen Centa and Didier Malaquin; litigation partner Andrew Gordon; tax partner David Sicular; employee benefits counsel Reuven Falik; environmental counsel William O'Brien; real estate partner Peter Fisch; and intellectual property counsel Claudine Meredith-Goujon.

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