EP Energy Corporation

Case No. 19-35654


Case Background

On October 3, 2019, EP Energy announced that it has voluntarily filed petitions for chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Court”).

EP Energy will continue to operate as normal throughout this process, and has sufficient liquidity to support its operations.

EP Energy intends to use this process to reduce its debt significantly, strengthen its balance sheet and better position the Company for the long-term.

The decision to undertake this financial restructuring followed a comprehensive review by a special committee of independent members of EP Energy’s Board of Directors as well as extensive discussions with the Company’s creditors. The Company recently entered a plan support agreement for a comprehensive restructuring with a number of its key creditors. This plan support agreement will facilitate a plan of reorganization that will considerably strengthen the Company’s balance sheet and provide the financial flexibility to continue building the business through the current market environment.

The EP Energy Board and management team are confident in the strength of the Company’s assets and future of its business.

EP Energy’s case has been assigned to Judge Marvin Isgur and Case No. 19-35654. The Docket can be accessed at https://cases.primeclerk.com/EPEnergy or through the website maintained by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Additional resources for vendors, royalty owners, lessors and other stakeholders is available on EP Energy’s restructuring website at www.EPEnergyRestructuring.com. Information is also available by calling 877-502-9869 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 917-947-2373 (for calls originating outside the U.S.) or sending an email to EPEnergyinfo@primeclerk.com.

Important Information & Dates

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on October 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. (CT). A Final Hearing on Certain of the First Day Motions was held on November 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. (CT) before the Honorable Marvin Isgur, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division), 515 Rusk Street, Courtroom 404, Houston, Texas 77002.  Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders

DEADLINE TO FILE CLAIMS

The Bankruptcy Court has set the following deadlines for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors:

  • General Claims Bar Date:  December 16, 2019
  • Governmental Claims Bar Date: March 31, 2020

Click on the "Submit a Claim" link to download a proof of claim form and for more information regarding filing a claim against the Debtors.

FINAL ORDER ESTABLISHING NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES AND APPROVING RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN TRANSFERS OF STOCK OF DEBTORS

Upon the motion (the “Motion”) of EP Energy Corporation together with its debtor affiliates (the “Debtors”), the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Bankruptcy Court”), having jurisdiction over the chapter 11 cases of the Debtors, captioned as In re EP Energy Corporation, et al., Case No. 19-35654 (the “Chapter 11 Cases”), entered a final order, effective as of October 4, 2019, establishing procedures (the “Stock Procedures”) with respect to direct and indirect trading and transfers of stock of the Debtors. 

The Stock Procedures restrict transactions involving, and require notices of the holdings of and proposed transactions by, any person or group of persons that is or, as a result of a proposed transaction, would become a Substantial Stockholder of the common stock issued by EP Energy Corporation (“Common Stock”).  For purposes of the Stock Procedures, a “Substantial Stockholder” is any person or, in certain cases, group of persons that beneficially own, directly or indirectly (and/or owns options to acquire) at least 12,100,000 shares of Common Stock (representing approximately 4.75% of all issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock).  Any transfer of the stock of the Debtors in violation of the Stock Procedures will be null and void ab initio and may lead to contempt, compensatory damages, punitive damages, or other sanctions being imposed by the Bankruptcy Court.

To view a copy of the Final Order, click here

PLAN & DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

On January 13, 2020, the Debtors filed their Fourth Amended Chatper 11 Plan of Reorganization and the Disclosure Statement related thereto.  On January 14, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order approving the Disclosure Statement.  On March 12, 2020, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order confirming the Plan..  Please click on the link below to view the Plan & Disclosure Statement documents:

Plan & Disclosure Statement


Dates

October 3 2019 Petition Date ___________ Voluntary Peti... Add to Calendar
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October 4 2019 11:00 a.m. (CT)
October 15 2019 2:30 p.m. (CT)
October 18 2019 9:00 a.m. (CT)
November 6 2019 3:00 p.m. (CT)
November 7 2019 1:30 p.m. (CT)
Final Hearing on First Day Motions First Day Orders Add to Calendar
November 20 2019 2:00 p.m. (CT)
December 16 2019
January 8 2020 10:00 a.m. (CT)
January 10 2020 9:00 a.m. (CT)
January 13 2020
Disclosure Statement Hearing Plan & Disclosure Statement Add to Calendar
February 26 2020 8:30 a.m. (CT)
March 31 2020

Parties

Debtors' Counsel

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1700
    Houston, TX   77002
    https://www.weil.com
    Phone: 713.546.5000
    Fax: 713.224.9511

    Alfredo R. Perez

  • Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP

    767 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY   10153
    https://www.weil.com
    Phone: 212.310.8000
    Fax: 212.310.8007

    Matthew S. Barr
    Ronit Berkovich
    Scott R. Bowling
    David J. Cohen

United States Trustee and Court Information

Debtors

Case Number Debtor Name Petition Date
Case Number 19-35654 Debtor Name EP Energy Corporation Petition Date October 03, 2019
Case Number 19-35653 Debtor Name EPE Acquisition, LLC Petition Date October 03, 2019
Case Number 19-35652 Debtor Name EP Energy LLC Petition Date October 03, 2019
Case Number 19-35651 Debtor Name Everest Acquisition Finance Inc. Petition Date October 03, 2019
Case Number 19-35650 Debtor Name EP Energy Global LLC Petition Date October 03, 2019
Case Number 19-35649 Debtor Name EP Energy Management, L.L.C. Petition Date October 03, 2019
Case Number 19-35648 Debtor Name EP Energy Resale Company, L.L.C. Petition Date October 03, 2019
Case Number 19-35647 Debtor Name EP Energy E&P Company, L.P. Petition Date October 03, 2019