Press Release

Kirkland Advises Permian Resources on Acquisition of Earthstone Energy in $4.5 Billion All-Stock Transaction

Kirkland & Ellis advised Permian Resources Corporation (NYSE: PR) on a definitive agreement with Earthstone Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ESTE) under which Permian Resources will acquire Earthstone in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $4.5 billion, inclusive of Earthstone’s net debt. Under the terms of the transaction, each share of Earthstone common stock will be exchanged for a fixed ratio of 1.446 shares of Permian Resources common stock. The transaction strengthens Permian Resources’ position as a leading Delaware Basin independent E&P with over 400,000 Permian net acres, pro forma production of approximately 300,000 Boe/d1 and an enhanced free cash flow profile to increase returns to shareholders.

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The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Sean Wheeler, Debbie Yee, Camille Walker and Emily Lichtenheld; capital markets partner Michael Rigdon; executive compensation partner Rob Fowler; debt finance partner Will Bos; and tax partners David Wheat and Bill Dong.