Encana gets shareholders’ approval to move base to United States by Kevin Orland, Jan 14, 2020, Bloomberg in Calgary Herald
Calgary-based Encana Corp. won investors’ approval to relocate to the U.S. and change its name to Ovintiv, a plan that has dented morale in Canada’s beleaguered energy industry.
About 90 per cent of security holders voted in favour of the plan, Encana said in a statement Tuesday after a special shareholders meeting. The company produces oil and natural gas in both Canada and the U.S.
Encana can now push ahead with a plan that has added to the gloom surrounding Canada’s oil industry, which is suffering from a lack of pipeline space that has weighed on prices and prevented producers from increasing output. [Such bullshit reporting. The industry, and only the industry, plagued itself into its global demise, creating the greed-fed gloom]
The dismal environment has prompted foreign companies to sell more than $30 billion of Canadian energy assets in the past three years.
Losing Encana carries an even sharper sting because it was one of Canada’s marquee companies, born out of the nation’s 19th-century railway boom, and the “can” in its name was a nod toward its country of origin. [Encana has been a dirty corporation since it merged with nasty Gwyn Morgan led Alberta Energy Corporation. To read the real nature of the company, read Andrew Nikiforuk’s multi award-winning Saboteurs.]
The company, which is moving its head office from Calgary to Denver, said relocating to the U.S. will allow it to access larger pools of investment capital, including U.S. index funds and passively managed accounts.
Montreal-based Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc., Encana’s fourth-largest shareholder, blasted the plan in November, saying the move was “highly discriminatory” because it forces investors holding the shares in Canadian-focused funds to sell the stock at a time when the price is particularly weak. The company holds about four per cent of Encana’s shares.
Roughly 71 per cent of Encana’s shareholders are in the U.S., and 20 per cent are in Canada.
Encana shares fell 2.6 per cent to $5.53 in Toronto trading early Tuesday. The stock has slid 39 per cent in the past 12 months. [Good riddance to this Bull in a China Shop. The Foreigners can have it.]
Refer also to:
World’s Biggest Fund Manager, BlackRock, lost $90 Billion investing in fossil fuel companies over last decade
“Effectively, the shale boom is over.” Colorado’s 8 largest public oil & gas producers spent $27 Billion more than they made in past 5 years. Is that why Alberta gov’t wants our pensions? To feed the bleed via AIMCo?
A new drug in town: “In an unprecedented burst of honesty, Encana renames itself Ovindictive!”
Texan: “I despise [Encana].”
Ovindictive Ovintiv! Investors not happy with your scardy cat run to the USA. Canadian investment firm Letko, Brosseau & Associates Inc. (manages about $27 Billion in assets), publicly slams Encana’s plan to flee Canada, says it’s “highly discriminatory” against Canadian investors.
“Canada” becoming a dirty word or has “Encana” been a dirty word for years? Name change to Ovintiv brings investors 9.3% drop, biggest drop in a year. Erectile Dysfunction?
Encana fleeing Canada in Scheer desperation? Shares drop 9.2%! Illegal aquifer-frac’er, caprock buster, poisoning bully of families and briber/divider of communities running to USA, changing its spots to Ovintiv Inc. Erectile Dysfunction drug or cross between Ovaltine in vintage container and a vagina?