GeoPark Announces Extraordinary Cash Dividend, Quarterly Cash Dividend and Share Buyback Program | message
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GeoPark Limited (“GeoPark or the” Company) (NYSE: GPRK), a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador today announced its Board of Directors has declared an extraordinary cash dividend of $ 0.0206 per share for 2020 and a quarterly dividend of $ 0.0206 per share, both payable on December 9, 2020. In addition, the Board of Directors has approved a buyback program to repurchase up to 10% of its shares outstanding, or approximately 6,062,000 shares.
Extraordinary cash dividend
The Board of Directors has declared an extraordinary cash dividend of $ 0.0206 per share ($ 1.25 million in the aggregate) payable on December 9, 2020 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on November 20, 2020
Quarterly cash dividend
The Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $ 0.0206 per share ($ 1.25 million in the aggregate) payable on December 9, 2020 to the shareholders of record at the close of business on November 20, 2020
Share Buyback Program
The buyback program will begin on November 5, 2020 and will expire on November 15, 2021
The share repurchases may be made from time to time through open market transactions, block trades, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise and are subject to market and business conditions, levels of available liquidity, cash requirements for other purposes, regulatory, and other relevant factors
As detailed in our 2021 Work Program and Investment Guidelines, GeoPark plans to deliver another year of strong operational and financial performance and free cash flow generation while remaining committed to returning value to its shareholders.
GeoPark can be visited online at www.geo-park.com.
Additional information about GeoPark can be found in the “Investor Support section on the website at www.geo-park.com.
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Forward-looking statements that appear in a number of places in this press release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations, regarding various matters, including expected 2020 and / or 2021 production growth and capital expenditures plan . Forward-looking statements are based on management beliefs and assumptions, and on information currently available to the management. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to various factors.
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Oil and gas production figures included in this release are stated before the effect of royalties paid in kind, consumption and losses.