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META Appoints Darren Ihmels as Vice President of Business Development Ophthalmics

META Appoints Darren Ihmels as Vice President of Business Development Ophthalmics HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / July 23, 2021 / Meta Materials Inc. (the "Company" or "META®") (NASDAQ:MMAT) a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced it has appointed Mr. Darren Ihmels as Vice President Business Development Ophthalmics. Mr. Ihmels brings over 30 years of experience in opthalmic products, sales, manufacturing, equipment, and services for prescription lenses and smart augmented reality (AR) applications. He will be focused on growing META's ARfusion™ technology, which combines precision cast lens fabrication tools and functional metamaterials and volume holograms, to provide META's AR wearable developers with a platform for seamlessly integrating smart technologies into thin lightweight prescription glasses."To develop a commercially successful augmented reality eyewear business, it is necessary to elegantly combine the attributes of fashionable, lightweight and comfortable prescription eyewear with embedded smart technologies and displays," said George Palikaras, President and CEO of META. "We are fortunate to have someone of Darren's breadth of experience join our team as we commercialize the ARfusion™ system."Mr. Ihmels joins META from Google. Previously, from 2016 to 2020, he was Director, Opthalmic Lens Manufacturing for North, Inc. From 2009 to 2015, he was a Vice President in several sales roles and VP Manufacturing for FYidoctors, Canada's largest eyecare provider. From 2001 to 2009, Ihmels was National Service Manager for Visionix, a part of the Luneau Technology Group, a provider of equipment for vision correction. From 1995 to 2001, Ihmels was National Manufacturing Director for Pearle Vision in Canada. He began his career with LensCrafters in 1989, where he rose to the position of Lab Manager."I am excited to join a fast-paced and highly innovative environment like Meta Materials. I look forward of applying my 30 years of experience in the ophthalmics industry, including some pioneering work in the last decade in smart glasses for augmented reality applications, to help META expand its business into this key high growth market," said Darren Ihmels.For more details about ARfusion™ and META's ophthalmics roadmap, please refer to our latest blog post.About Meta Materials Inc.META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Global Cleantech 100 company. Learn more at www.metamaterial.com.Forward Looking InformationThis press release includes forward-looking information or statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Company and its business, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the business strategies, product development and operational activities of the Company. Often but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "plans," "expect", "intends", "anticipated", "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should," "would" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of the management of the Company and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Although the management of the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, including risks related to developing products for the augmented reality eyewear market, the management and potential divestiture of the assets in the Company's oil and gas business, the potential benefits of the Company being publicly listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market, the potential benefits of the transaction with Torchlight Energy Resources Inc. to the Company's stockholders, the research and development projects of the Company, the market potential of the Company's products, the investment priorities and manufacturing plans of the Company, the scalability of the Company's production ability, the technology industry, market strategic and operational activities, and management's ability to manage and to operate the business. More details about these and other risks that may impact the Company's businesses are described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 2, 2021, in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 14, 2021, in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 18, 2021, and in subsequent filings made by Meta Materials with the SEC, which are available on SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.ContactMark KomonoskiSenior Vice PresidentIntegrous CommunicationsPhone: 1-877-255-8483 Email: [email protected] inquiries:[email protected]: Meta Materials Inc.View source version on accesswire.com: https://www.accesswire.com/656794/META-Appoints-Darren-Ihmels-as-Vice-President-of-Business-Development-Ophthalmics

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Schlumberger Announces Second-Quarter 2021 Results

Schlumberger Announces Second-Quarter 2021 Results Global revenue of $5.6 billion increased 8% sequentiallyInternational revenue was $4.5 billion and North America revenue was $1.1 billionEPS of $0.30 increased 43% sequentiallyCash flow from operations was $1.2 billion and free cash flow was $869 millionBoard approved quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share PARIS, Jul. 23 /BusinessWire/ -- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported results for the second-quarter 2021. Schlumberger CEO Olivier Le Peuch commented, "Our second-quarter results demonstrate the broad strength of our portfolio, the extent of our market participation-both in North America and internationally-and our enhanced ability to capture and translate activity growth into sustained margin expansion and strong free cash flow. The quarter marks a leap forward in achieving our full-year financial targets with the potential for further upside given the right conditions. As I reflect on the progress we have made since last year, I want to acknowledge the entire Schlumberger team whose exemplary commitment to safety and performance has not wavered despite the challenges. Once again, I am extremely proud of our people for their dedication and resilience, and for delivering a strong quarter, clearly seizing the beginning of the upcycle. "Second-quarter global revenue grew 8% sequentially, outperforming the rig count growth in both North America and the international markets. All four Divisions grew, resulting in the highest sequential quarterly revenue growth rate since the second quarter of 2017. "In North America, revenue grew 11% sequentially, representing the highest sequential quarterly growth rate for this area since the third quarter of 2017. This performance was driven by US land revenue, which increased 19% due to higher drilling activity and increased sales of well and surface production systems. Well Construction revenue in US land grew more than 30% sequentially, significantly outperforming the rig count growth of 16%. In addition, Canada land revenue increased despite the spring breakup, due to higher Asset Performance Solutions (APS) project revenue, while North America offshore revenue was slightly higher due to sales of subsea production systems. "International revenue grew 7% sequentially with all four Divisions registering growth. The revenue growth outpaced the international rig count increase-reflecting the depth and diversity of our portfolio-as activity surpassed the impact of the seasonal recovery in the Northern Hemisphere. Many countries posted double-digit sequential revenue growth. "Globally, the second-quarter revenue growth was led by Reservoir Performance and Well Construction, where activity intensified beyond the seasonal recovery. Reservoir Performance revenue increased 12% sequentially due to the seasonal activity rebound in the Northern Hemisphere, in addition to higher exploration and appraisal activity. Well Construction revenue increased 9% sequentially from increased drilling activity in US land and broadly across the international markets, particularly offshore. Digital & Integration revenue increased 6% sequentially due to higher sales of digital solutions and higher APS project revenue. Production Systems revenue grew 6%, primarily due to higher sales of well, surface, and subsea production systems. "Sequentially, second-quarter pretax segment operating income increased 22%. Pretax segment operating margin expanded by 162 basis points (bps) to 14% while adjusted EBITDA margin grew 118 bps to 21%. Adjusted EBITDA margin was the highest since 2018 and pretax segment operating margin reached its highest level since 2015. This performance highlights the impact of our capital stewardship and cost-out measures, which are providing us with significant operating leverage. "Second-quarter cash flow from operations was $1.2 billion and free cash flow was $869 million. These amounts include a $477 million US federal tax refund. We are very pleased with our cash flow performance which is on track with our full-year target and enabled us to begin deleveraging the balance sheet during the quarter. "While the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant and resurgence of related disruptions could impact the pace of economic reopening, industry projections of oil demand reflect the anticipation of a wider vaccine-enabled recovery, improving road mobility, and the impact of various economic stimulus programs. Under this scenario, we believe the momentum of international activity growth that we experienced in the second quarter will continue as the cyclical recovery unfolds. This view is supported by rig count trends, capital spending signals, and customer feedback. In North America, we anticipate the growth rate to moderate; however, drilling activity could still surprise to the upside due to private E&P operator spending. "Consequently, absent any further setback in the recovery, we continue to see our international revenue growing in the second half of 2021 by double-digits when compared to the second half of last year. This translates into full-year 2021 international revenue growth, setting the stage for a strong baseline as we move into 2022 and beyond. "During the quarter, we also continued to execute our long-term strategy with advances in Digital and New Energy through our technology and unique partnerships. In addition, we accelerated our commitment to sustainability and decarbonization of our industry. In particular, we took definitive climate change action during the quarter and launched our Transition Technologies portfolio which will aid our clients in meeting their climate change ambitions. Finally, I am very proud that we announced our commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Our net-zero emissions target is based on a verifiable, science-based approach that is aligned with the 1.5 degrees Celsius target of the Paris Agreement and includes our Scope 3 emissions. "Overall, the second-quarter performance and the progress we made on our strategic targets align very well with our long-term financial ambition. We will seize the industry upcycle with strength in our core, will leverage the accretive impact of digital, and will continue building our portfolio of low-carbon energy ventures. "I am truly excited about Schlumberger in the new industry landscape and our commitment to higher value and lower carbon for our people, our customers, our shareholders, and the global community." Other Events On June 28, 2021, Schlumberger repurchased $665 million of its outstanding 3.300% Senior Notes due September 2021. On July 22, 2021, Schlumberger's Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share of outstanding common stock, payable on October 7, 2021 to stockholders of record on September 1, 2021. Revenue by Geographical Area North America North America revenue of $1.1 billion increased 11% sequentially, with US land revenue growing 19% due to higher drilling activity and increased sales of well and surface production systems. The North America revenue increase represented the highest sequential quarterly growth rate since the third quarter of 2017. Well Construction revenue in US land grew more than 30% sequentially, outperforming the rig count growth of 16%. In addition, Canada land revenue increased despite the spring breakup due to higher APS project revenue, while offshore revenue was slightly higher due to sales of subsea production systems. International International revenue of $4.5 billion grew 7% sequentially outperforming the rig count growth. The revenue increases that all four Divisions experienced was driven by activity that strengthened beyond the impact of the seasonal recovery in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to double-digit sequential revenue growth in several countries. Revenue in Latin America of $1.1 billion increased 2% sequentially due to double-digit sequential revenue growth in both Argentina and Guyana from higher Reservoir Performance intervention activity. In addition, Ecuador revenue increased due to higher Well Construction activity, partially offset by reduced drilling in Mexico and lower Production Systems revenue in Brazil following strong sales in the previous quarter. Europe/CIS/Africa revenue of $1.5 billion increased 16% sequentially. This significant growth was driven by activity that strengthened beyond the impact of the seasonal recovery in the Northern Hemisphere, leading to double-digit sequential growth in most of the countries in the area. All four Divisions posted double-digit sequential revenue growth in the area, primarily from higher activity in digital solutions, stimulation, wireline, wellbore drilling including measurements, and fluids. Revenue in the Middle East & Asia of $2.0 billion increased 4% sequentially. Growth was posted across all countries in the area except for India, which was impacted by COVID-related disruption. Double-digit sequential revenue growth was posted in Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and East Asia from higher Reservoir Performance and Well Construction activity. The revenue growth was driven by higher activity in wireline, intervention, stimulation, wellbore drilling including measurements, and fluids. Results by Division Digital & Integration Digital & Integration revenue of $817 million increased 6% sequentially due to strong sales of digital solutions and higher APS project revenue partially offset by lower sales of multiclient seismic data licenses. Growth was led by Canada land from higher APS revenue in addition to higher digital solutions sales in Europe/CIS/Africa. Digital & Integration pretax operating margin of 33% expanded 147 bps sequentially due to increased high-margin digital solutions sales and improved profitability from APS projects. Reservoir Performance Reservoir Performance revenue of $1.1 billion increased 12% sequentially due to higher activity that surpassed the impact of the seasonal rebound in the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in double-digit sequential revenue growth internationally. Growth was driven by seasonal rebound of activity in Russia, China, and Europe and higher offshore exploration in Guyana and Angola, benefiting wireline and testing activity. Higher activity was also posted in Argentina, Qatar, and the UAE. Reservoir Performance pretax operating margin of 14% expanded 373 bps sequentially. Profitability was boosted by the seasonal recovery in the Northern Hemisphere, higher offshore and exploration activity, and favorable technology mix in wireline activity in Africa and in the Middle East. Well Construction Well Construction revenue of $2.1 billion increased 9% sequentially. Stronger North America and international activity beyond the seasonal rebound in the Northern Hemisphere was supported by the rig count increase. North America revenue growth was driven by US land revenue growth of more than 30%, outpacing the US land rig count increase of 16%, but partially offset by the decline in Canada land revenue due to the spring breakup. International growth was led by double-digit growth in Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Algeria, Angola, Gabon, Nigeria, Russia, Qatar, Iraq, East Asia, and Australia. Sequentially, Well Construction pretax operating margin of 13% improved by 209 bps due to higher drilling activity following the seasonal recovery in the Northern Hemisphere, higher drilling in US land, increased volume of activity in Europe & Africa and the Middle East, and increased higher-margin offshore exploration activity in Africa. Production Systems Production Systems revenue of $1.7 billion increased 6% sequentially. The revenue increase was led by double-digit revenue growth in Russia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Algeria, China, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, and Mexico. US land also posted double-digit revenue growth on strong sales of surface and well production systems, outpacing the increase in drilling and completed well counts. Overall revenue growth was driven by higher sales of surface, subsea, and well production systems. Sequentially, Production Systems pretax operating margin of 10% expanded 146 bps, due to improved profitability from higher sales of surface, well, and subsea production systems. Quarterly Highlights Schlumberger's technology integration, with deep domain knowledge and performance differentiation, continues to earn the confidence of our customers globally. This is reflected in a considerable pipeline of new contract awards across geographies that will drive future growth in Well Construction and Reservoir Performance. Some notable contract awards during the quarter include: In Norway, Equinor ASA awarded Schlumberger an integrated contract for up to 23 wells in its Breidablikk development in the North Sea. Schlumberger will supply drilling services, well construction fluids, cementing, electric wireline logging, and completions. Due to the complexity of the reservoir and Equinor's focus on maximizing the potential of people and assets, the project will implement digital well planning, automation, and advanced remote operations. In addition, a cloud-enabled 3D workflow-developed jointly with Equinor using data from the GeoSphere HD* reservoir mapping-while-drilling service-will be used to optimize well placement in real time. The contract also includes 18 PhaseWatcher* subsea multiphase flowmeters from OneSubsea®, with an option for eight additional units. Work will commence in the spring of 2022. In Iraq, Schlumberger was awarded a contract, valued at USD 480 million, to drill 96 wells in southern Iraq for ExxonMobil, which operates the giant West Qurna 1 Field owned by Basra Oil Company. Building on a track record of integrated well construction performance in Iraq, Schlumberger will drill these wells over a period of 4.5 years, with well designs varying from laterals exceeding 2,000 m, upsized big-bore wells, and barefoot completions. In addition to vast project management experience and state-of-the-art technologies, Schlumberger digital capabilities will further enhance overall project execution, supporting operational safety and optimized drilling efficiency. In the Kingdom of Bahrain, Schlumberger has been awarded a three-year, production enhancement contract-valued at USD 150 million-in the Bahrain Field. This project, which follows a successful pilot phase, will be conducted jointly with Tatweer Petroleum and will integrate fit-for-purpose technologies, including advanced logging and core analysis, extreme extended-reach drilling, and fracture stimulation techniques, to unlock the potential of a key reservoir in the field. ADNOC Offshore awarded Schlumberger a large, five-year contract, valued at USD 381 million, for integrated rigless services for the artificial islands offshore UAE. This is the first contract awarded by ADNOC to integrate all rigless services, including high-rate stimulation, production logging, surface testing, and coiled tubing. Schlumberger will introduce the latest technologies and high-specification equipment to overcome the unique challenges of increasing production from extended-reach laterals. Shell has awarded Schlumberger a contract for the provision of well services including well construction, evaluation, and pumping for a number of their activities in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad, and West Africa. Under the multiple year contract, a Schlumberger joint team comprising drilling, evaluation, and completions will provide integration, reliability, and efficiency improvement opportunities in Shell deepwater operations using a combination of unique, fit-for-basin technologies, standard work platforms, and advanced remote operations. In the offshore markets, Schlumberger Production Systems is positioned to benefit significantly from the recovery by leveraging our subsea technologies, in-country value creation, domain support, and integration capabilities. This differentiated approach is being recognized with increasing awards, resulting in a notable step up in book-to-bill ratio during the quarter. Awards include: Petrobras awarded OneSubsea an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract, valued at more than USD 180 million, for the provision of subsea production systems equipment and associated services for four development phases of the deepwater Buzios Field offshore Brazil. The project scope includes 21 fit-for-purpose vertical subsea trees, controls systems, and seven subsea power distribution units, as well as installation, commissioning, and services for the life of field. The project will be supported by the OneSubsea Brazil Center of Excellence for Subsea Production Systems (SPS), which will drive in-country value across both equipment and service scopes. Located in the pre-salt area of the Santos Basin, Buzios is one of world's largest deepwater oil fields. Equinor has awarded a large contract to Subsea Integration Alliance-a non-incorporated strategic global alliance between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, the subsea technologies, production, and processing systems business of Schlumberger-for its project in the Bacalhau Field, which lies 185 km offshore Brazil in a water depth of 2,050 m. The SPS development includes 19 subsea trees as well as associated subsea equipment including, subsea wellheads, subsea controls and connection systems, and a full completion workover riser. OKEA awarded Subsea Integration Alliance a significant contract for development of the Hasselmus Field in the southern Norwegian Sea. The award scope includes EPCI of the SPS-including the installation of a subsea wellhead, subsea controls, completions installation system, and completion installation tooling. The development-which is expected to add more than 4,400 bbl/d of oil equivalent production at peak-will benefit from the OneSubsea configurable vertical tree platform and rental tooling suite that decouples tooling design from rig-specific interfaces, enabling quicker first oil, which is expected in Q4 2023. OneSubsea has been awarded the second contract under the previously announced 20-year subsea equipment and services master contract-covering the Gulf of Mexico-with Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron). The contract scope includes the supply of four production trees, a production manifold, flowline connection system, and subsea controls and distribution. Chevron and OneSubsea are taking a collaborative approach by leveraging a preapproved catalog of standard subsea equipment with the goal of increasing contracting efficiencies and lowering costs, while enhancing subsea performance. Schlumberger's technology innovation continues to unlock potential for our customers around the world as they increasingly focus on extracting higher value from their assets. During the second quarter, Schlumberger new technologies were adopted at an increasing pace. For example, notable first-time deployments include: In China, Schlumberger deployed the CMR-MagniPHI* high-definition NMR service for the first time in the country, completing a logging campaign in Daqing Oilfield on the country's biggest shale oil exploration project for PetroChina Company Limited. CMR-MagniPHI service porosity and fluids mapping data, combined with FMI-HD* high-definition formation microimager and Litho Scanner* high-definition spectroscopy service data, enabled PetroChina to determine the presence of moveable oil, which is key in shale oil evaluation. As a result, PetroChina was able to book reserves and will be able to maximize production with a stimulation plan optimized for the formation. In Indonesia, Schlumberger used fiber-optic distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology for the first time in the country, acquiring high-quality seismic data while saving 20 hours of deepwater rig time for Eni. Using the unique, high-strength fiber-optic wireline conveyance, Eni was able to eliminate the need for a standalone seismic descent by acquiring vertical seismic profile data during the petrophysics logging run. In addition, fiber optic technology acquired high-frequency data across the reservoir section, delivering a higher resolution image while improving efficiency compared to a conventional seismic solution. These results provide a higher level of reservoir definition and improve field appraisal and development plans. Offshore Malaysia, Schlumberger installed a ZEiTECS Shuttle* rigless electrical submersible pump (ESP) replacement system in the world-first dump flood water injection application to increase production efficiency for Repsol. This technology-designed for in situ pumping of water produced from upper aquifer sands downwards for reservoir pressure support-improves efficiency, reduces operating cost, and minimizes production deferment from months to days. By retrieving and redeploying a standard ESP assembly on wireline using the ZEiTECS Shuttle system, Repsol will be able to increase production efficiency while significantly reducing intervention costs and production deferment when compared to previous installations using either a hydraulic workover unit or a coiled tubing barge. In North America, Well Construction technology, market access, and digital enablement continue to support our broad customer base to achieve new performance benchmarks across multiple basins. These benchmark performances include new drilling records, increased reservoir contact, and higher efficiency. Examples during the quarter include: In the Midland Basin, Oxy and Schlumberger teams collaborated to achieve a new drilling milestone using Performance Live* digitally connected service and PowerDrive Orbit* rotary steerable system, drilling 9,506 ft in a 24-hour period. The drilling of this lateral section set a new company-wide 24-hour footage record for any section, and reflects a step change in performance, eclipsing the previous record by more than 20% while keeping the entire lateral in the target zone. This achievement was safely accomplished through cooperation across customer development, asset, and operations teams and Schlumberger drilling and remote operations experts. In East Texas, Schlumberger delivered the fastest one-mile curve and lateral production well in KJ Energy history in the challenging Cotton Valley Formation. One bottomhole assembly comprising all Schlumberger technology-including PowerDrive Orbit G2* rotary steerable system, xBolt G2* accelerated drilling service, and AxeBlade* ridged diamond element bit as a fit-for-basin solution-remotely drilled the 6.75-in curve and lateral in 10.6 days with Performance Live digitally connected service. This performance helped the customer beat their average performance by 28% and previous well record by 24 hours. Schlumberger continues to scale its digital platform strategy with best-in-class partners, removing barriers to adoption, and providing access to every customer in every basin. Examples from the quarter include: Qatar Petroleum Development Company Limited (Japan), also known as QPD, awarded Schlumberger a contract for the provision of on-demand reservoir simulation capabilities covering the Al-Karkara, A-North, and A-South oil fields offshore Qatar. Leveraging the DELFI* cognitive E&P environment, QPD will have access to scalable, cloud-based reservoir simulation resources that will reduce process runtimes and capital costs by eliminating the need for additional infrastructure and software licenses to accommodate peak simulation demand. In Malaysia, Schlumberger announced an agreement for enterprise-scale deployment of advanced digital solutions for PETRONAS enabled by the DELFI cognitive E&P environment and integrated with the OSDU™ Data Platform. This agreement follows the successful deployment of PETRONAS' LiveFDP program in Malaysia, which leveraged the DELFI Petrotechnical Suite-Schlumberger's collection of digital solutions for petrotechnical workflows-and the FDPlan* agile field development planning solution. This deployment enabled PETRONAS' teams to rapidly generate competitive development scenarios across multiple data and functional domains, accelerate its field development planning, and optimize production performance of its assets. Qatar Petroleum (QP) awarded Schlumberger a three-year contract for the provision of digital real-time drilling optimization services. Under the contract, real-time drilling data will be sent from the rig site to QP's state-of-the-art real-time operations center, where drilling optimization specialists will visualize drilling data in real time and automate QP's drilling and completions using the latest Schlumberger technology, including the Techlog* wellbore software platform. This project is a key milestone in QP's Intelligent Oil Field program, which aims to increase production while reducing costs. Schlumberger's Transition Technology portfolio of solutions can help customers decarbonize operations by eliminating flaring, reducing fugitive emissions, minimizing CO2 footprint, and expanding electrification. In addition, Schlumberger technology is increasingly being applied to adjacent, low-carbon and zero-carbon energy opportunities. In West Texas, a Schlumberger CO2 capture technology-the CYNARA* acid gas removal membrane system-has enabled the separation of more than 200 megatons of CO2 from natural gas for Kinder Morgan, one of the largest midstream operators in North America. Kinder Morgan's SACROC facility is the world's first commercial CO2 plant for enhanced oil recovery applications, in which CO2 is captured for reinjection into producing reservoirs, avoiding gas flaring and vented emissions. The CYNARA system has a proprietary membrane design with the most efficient surface area in the market, which is critical for scaling CO2 separation and capture. This provides higher efficiency CO2 separation without chemicals, reducing cost and environmental impact, while delivering a track record of 99.5% uptime throughout more than 35 years of facility operations. In Russia, Schlumberger helped Rosneft accelerate time to first production by applying a world-first combination of Ora* intelligent wireline formation testing platform sampling and deep transient testing services on wireline with surface testing. This fit-for-basin approach enabled the Rosneft team to effectively and efficiently test multizone reservoirs in remote fields, avoiding more than 7,104 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions and reducing operational time while gathering data to guide faster field development. This new reservoir testing approach incorporating the Ora platform enables earlier gas production by reducing exploration well construction time and optimizing the field appraisal life cycle. Offshore Angola, Eni was able to confirm minimum hydrocarbons in place and reservoir deliverability in just six weeks on its first 2021 well without flaring, using a combination of Schlumberger's Quanta Geo* photorealistic reservoir geology service and the deep transient testing capability of the Ora platform. Compared to traditional methods, this completely eliminated flaring-related greenhouse gas emissions. In the United Kingdom, a Schlumberger high-temperature geothermal ESP using REDA* pump technology has been deployed for the proof-of-concept power plant well test of the United Downs Deep Geothermal Power Project-the first geothermal power plant in the UK-located in Cornwall. This geothermal ESP technology deployment is producing heated water which will later be converted by the power plant into electricity for the grid, while direct heat will be sent to a new real estate development that will house 10,000 people. The application of REDA pump technology on this project will help demonstrate the potential of the deep geothermal resources in the UK to produce both zero-carbon electricity and heat. REDA Thermal* power-efficient geothermal pumps are engineered to produce with minimal parasitic power load under challenging well conditions in geothermal energy systems, addressing increasing geothermal ESP applications that produce both zero-carbon electricity and heat worldwide. Financial Tables Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Liquidity Charges & Credits In addition to financial results determined in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this second-quarter 2021 earnings release also includes non-GAAP financial measures (as defined under the SEC's Regulation G). In addition to the non-GAAP financial measures discussed under "Liquidity", net income (loss), excluding charges & credits, as well as measures derived from it (including diluted EPS, excluding charges & credits; Schlumberger net income (loss), excluding charges & credits; and adjusted EBITDA) are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that the exclusion of charges & credits from these financial measures enables it to evaluate more effectively Schlumberger's operations period over period and to identify operating trends that could otherwise be masked by the excluded items. These measures are also used by management as performance measures in determining certain incentive compensation. The foregoing non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following is a reconciliation of certain of these non-GAAP measures to the comparable GAAP measures. For a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to the comparable GAAP measure, please refer to the section titled "Supplemental Information" (Item 9). * Does not add due to rounding. All Charges & Credits recorded during the first six months of 2020 were classified in Impairments & other in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statement of Income (Loss). There were no charges or credits recorded during the first six months of 2021. Divisions Supplemental Information About Schlumberger Schlumberger (SLB: NYSE) is a technology company that partners with customers to access energy. Our people, representing over 160 nationalities, are providing leading digital solutions and deploying innovative technologies to enable performance and sustainability for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, we collaborate to create technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. Find out more at www.slb.com *Mark of Schlumberger or a Schlumberger company. Other company, product, and service names are the properties of their respective owners. Notes Schlumberger will hold a conference call to discuss the earnings press release and business outlook on Friday, July 23, 2021. The call is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. US Eastern Time. To access the call, which is open to the public, please contact the conference call operator at +1 (844) 721-7241 within North America, or +1 (409) 207-6955 outside North America, approximately 10 minutes prior to the call's scheduled start time, and provide the access code 8858313. At the conclusion of the conference call, an audio replay will be available until August 23, 2021 by dialing +1 (866) 207-1041 within North America, or +1 (402) 970-0847 outside North America, and providing the access code 6752598. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis. A replay of the webcast will also be available at the same website until August 23, 2021. This second-quarter 2021 earnings release, as well as other statements we make, contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which include any statements that are not historical facts. Such statements often contain words such as "expect," "may," "can," "believe," "predict," "plan," "potential," "projected," "projections," "forecast," "estimate," "intend," "anticipate," "ambition," "goal," "target," "think," "should," "could," "would," "will," "see," "likely," and other similar words. Forward-looking statements address matters that are, to varying degrees, uncertain, such as statements about our financial and performance targets and other forecasts or expectations regarding, or dependent on, our business outlook; growth for Schlumberger as a whole and for each of its Divisions (and for specified business lines, geographic areas, or technologies within each Division); oil and natural gas demand and production growth; oil and natural gas prices; forecasts or expectations regarding the energy transition and global climate change; improvements in operating procedures and technology; capital expenditures by Schlumberger and the oil and gas industry; our business strategies, including digital and "fit for basin," as well as the strategies of our customers; our effective tax rate; our APS projects, joint ventures, and other alliances; our response to, and preparedness for, the COVID-19 pandemic and other widespread health emergencies; access to raw materials; future global economic and geopolitical conditions; future liquidity; and future results of operations, such as margin levels. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, changing global economic conditions; changes in exploration and production spending by Schlumberger's customers, and changes in the level of oil and natural gas exploration and development; the results of operations and financial condition of Schlumberger's customers and suppliers; Schlumberger's inability to achieve its financial and performance targets and other forecasts and expectations; Schlumberger's inability to achieve net-zero carbon emissions goals or interim emissions reduction goals; general economic, geopolitical, and business conditions in key regions of the world; foreign currency risk; pricing pressure; weather and seasonal factors; unfavorable effects of health pandemics; availability and cost of raw materials; operational modifications, delays, or cancellations; challenges in Schlumberger's supply chain; production declines; Schlumberger's inability to recognize efficiencies and other intended benefits from its business strategies and initiatives, such as digital or Schlumberger New Energy; as well as its restructuring and structural cost reduction plans; changes in government regulations and regulatory requirements, including those related to offshore oil and gas exploration, radioactive sources, explosives, chemicals, and climate-related initiatives; the inability of technology to meet new challenges in exploration; the competitiveness of alternative energy sources or product substitutes; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in this second-quarter 2021 earnings release and our most recent Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize (or the consequences of any such development changes), or should our underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those reflected in our forward-looking statements. Statements in this second-quarter earnings release are made as of the date of this release, and Schlumberger disclaims any intention or obligation to update publicly or revise such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210723005197/en/   back

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Frank's International N.V. Schedules Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Frank's International N.V. Schedules Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call HOUSTON, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Frank's International N.V. (the "Company") (NYSE: FI) announced today that it will host a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2021 results on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The Company will issue its second quarter 2021 earnings release prior to the conference call. Participants may join the conference call by dialing (800) 708-4540 or (847) 619-6397. The conference call ID number is 50203986. To listen via live webcast, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.franksinternational.com. An audio replay of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and remain available for a period of approximately 90 days. Frank's International N.V. is a global oil services company that provides a broad and comprehensive range of highly engineered tubular running services, tubular fabrication, and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions with a focus on complex and technically demanding wells. Founded in 1938, Frank's has approximately 2,400 employees and provides services to leading exploration and production companies in both onshore and offshore environments in approximately 40 countries on six continents. The Company's common stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "FI." Additional information is available on the Company's website, www.franksinternational.com. Frank's International uses its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. Such information is routinely posted and accessible in the Investor Relations section of our website at www.franksinternational.com. Contact: Frank's International N.V.10260 Westheimer Rd, Suite 700Houston, Texas 77042(281) 966-7300

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W&T Offshore Announces Timing of Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call

W&T Offshore Announces Timing of Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Conference Call HOUSTON, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) today announced the timing of its second quarter 2021 earnings release and conference call. The Company said it will issue its second quarter 2021 earnings release on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, after the close of trading on the NYSE and host a conference call to discuss financial and operational results on Wednesday morning, August 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Central Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.) Interested parties may participate by dialing (844) 739-3797. International parties may dial (412) 317-5713. Participants should request to be joined to the "W&T Offshore, Inc. Conference Call." This call will also be webcast and available on W&T Offshore's website at www.wtoffshore.com under "Investors." An audio replay will be available on the Company's website following the call. About W&T Offshore W&T Offshore, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas producer with operations offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and has grown through acquisitions, exploration and development. The Company currently has working interests in 42 producing fields in federal and state waters and has under lease approximately 709,000 gross acres, including approximately 500,000 gross acres on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and approximately 209,000 gross acres in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater. A majority of the Company's daily production is derived from wells it operates. For more information on W&T, please visit the Company's website at www.wtoffshore.com.

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PHX MINERALS INC. To Announce Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results And Host Earnings Call On Aug. 5, 2021

PHX MINERALS INC. To Announce Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results And Host Earnings Call On Aug. 5, 2021 OKLAHOMA CITY, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PHX MINERALS INC., "PHX," (NYSE: PHX), today announced it will release results for its fiscal 2021 third quarter ended June 30, 2021, on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, following the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Additionally, the Company will host a conference call to discuss the results at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 5, 2021. Management's discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with investors. To participate on the conference call, please dial 877-407-3088 (domestic) or 201-389-0927 (international). The news release will be available at www.phxmin.com in the "Investors" section. A replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 877-660-6853 and using the access code 13720096. PHX Minerals Inc. (NYSE: PHX) Oklahoma City-based, PHX Minerals Inc. is a natural gas and oil mineral company with a strategy to proactively grow its mineral position in its core areas of focus. PHX owns approximately 255,000 net mineral acres principally located in Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota, New Mexico and Arkansas. Additional information on the Company can be found at www.phxmin.com. View original content:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/phx-minerals-inc-to-announce-fiscal-2021-third-quarter-results-and-host-earnings-call-on-aug-5-2021-301339801.html SOURCE PHX MINERALS INC.

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CrossAmerica Partners LP Maintains Quarterly Distribution

CrossAmerica Partners LP Maintains Quarterly Distribution Allentown, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CrossAmerica Partners LP Maintains Quarterly Distribution Quarterly distribution of $0.5250 per unit attributable to the second quarter of 2021 ALLENTOWN, PA (July 22, 2021) – CrossAmerica Partners LP (NYSE: CAPL) announced today that the Board of Directors of its general partner has approved a quarterly distribution of $0.5250 per unit attributable to the second quarter of 2021 (annualized $2.10 per unit). The distribution attributable to the second quarter is payable on August 10, 2021 to all unitholders of record on August 3, 2021. CrossAmerica will host a conference call on August 10th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss second quarter earnings results, which will be released after the market closes on Monday, August 9. About CrossAmerica Partners LP CrossAmerica Partners is a leading wholesale distributor of motor fuels, convenience store operator, and owner and lessor of real estate used in the retail distribution of motor fuels. Its general partner, CrossAmerica GP LLC, is indirectly owned and controlled by entities affiliated with Joseph V. Topper, Jr., the founder of CrossAmerica Partners and a member of the board of the general partner since 2012. Formed in 2012, CrossAmerica Partners LP is a distributor of branded and unbranded petroleum for motor vehicles in the United States and distributes fuel to approximately 1,700 locations and owns or leases approximately 1,100 sites. With a geographic footprint covering 34 states, the Partnership has well-established relationships with several major oil brands, including ExxonMobil, BP, Shell, Chevron, Sunoco, Valero, Gulf, Citgo, Marathon and Phillips 66. CrossAmerica Partners ranks as one of ExxonMobil's largest distributors by fuel volume in the United States and in the top 10 for additional brands. For additional information, please visit www.crossamericapartners.com. Forward Looking Statement Statements contained in this release that state the Partnership's or management's expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements. The words "believe," "expect," "should," "intends," "estimates," "target," "plan" and other similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. It is important to note that actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. For more information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed or forecasted, see CrossAmerica's Forms 10-Q or Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on CrossAmerica's website at www.crossamericapartners.com. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Note to Non-United States Investors: This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent (100%) of CrossAmerica Partners LP's distributions to non-U.S. investors as attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, CrossAmerica Partners LP's distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate. Contact – Randy Palmer, [email protected] or 210-742-8316

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CVR Energy Announces New Time for Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call

CVR Energy Announces New Time for Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) has changed the time of its second quarter 2021 earnings conference call to 3 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, August 3. During the call, the Company will discuss its second quarter 2021 earnings results, which will be released on Monday, August 2, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. This call, which will contain forward-looking information, will be webcast live and can be accessed on the Investor Relations section of CVR Energy's website at www.CVREnergy.com. For investors or analysts who want to participate during the call, the dial-in number is (877) 407-8291. The webcast will be archived and available for 14 days at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/wxmaunmq. A repeat of the call also can be accessed for 14 days by dialing (877) 660-6853, conference ID 13721550. CVR Energy's second quarter 2021 earnings news release will be distributed via GlobeNewswire and posted at www.CVREnergy.com. About CVR Energy, Inc.Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Energy is a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and marketing business through its interest in CVR Refining and the nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing business through its interest in CVR Partners, LP. CVR Energy subsidiaries serve as the general partner and own 36 percent of the common units of CVR Partners. For further information, please contact: Investor Relations: Richard RobertsCVR Energy, Inc. (281) [email protected] Media Relations: Brandee Stephens CVR Energy, Inc. (281) [email protected]

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Centennial Resource Development, Inc. Appoints Vidisha Prasad to its Board of Directors Following the Retirement of Karl Bandtel

Centennial Resource Development, Inc. Appoints Vidisha Prasad to its Board of Directors Following the Retirement of Karl Bandtel DENVER, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centennial Resource Development, Inc. ("Centennial" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CDEV) today announced that Vidisha Prasad has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Prasad will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee. Additionally, Karl Bandtel announced his retirement from the Board, also effective today. "We are very excited to welcome Vidisha to our Board of Directors," said Steven Shapiro, Chairman of the Board. "Vidisha's extensive oil and gas experience coupled with her strategic advisory and capital markets expertise will be a valuable asset to Centennial and our shareholders." Ms. Prasad is the Managing Partner of Adya Partners, a multi-strategy investment and advisory firm focused on private secondary investments, early-stage venture capital and strategic advisory in the energy, energy transition and technology sectors. Ms. Prasad brings nearly two decades of experience in energy investments, strategic and Board advisory, corporate mergers, asset acquisitions and divestitures, capital markets and restructuring. She has been involved in the execution and origination of more than $80 billion of domestic and cross-border M&A advisory, leveraged buyouts and capital raising transactions across the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to founding Adya Partners, Ms. Prasad was a founding member of Guggenheim Securities' Energy Investment Banking practice. Prior to that, she was a member of Citi's Global Energy Investment Banking Group. Ms. Prasad serves on the Energy 2.0 Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership and the Transportation Implementation Committee of the Houston Climate Action Plan. She also serves on the Board of the Grammy® award winning Houston Chamber Choir, where she chairs the Development Committee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Rochester. "In addition, on behalf of the Centennial Board, the Company and all of its employees, I'd like to thank Karl for his dedicated and insightful service to Centennial since the Company first became public in 2016. His guidance and thoughtfulness have been instrumental in helping to navigate the Company since our public debut. We will miss him and wish him the very best in the future," said Mr. Shapiro. About Centennial Resource Development, Inc. Centennial Resource Development, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the development of oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Company's assets and operations, which are held and conducted through Centennial Resource Production, LLC, are concentrated in the Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.cdevinc.com. Contact: Hays MabryDirector, Investor Relations(832) [email protected]

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Green Plains Partners Declares Quarterly Distribution

Green Plains Partners Declares Quarterly Distribution OMAHA, Neb., July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) today announced that the board of directors of its general partner declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.12 per unit on all of its outstanding common units, or $0.48 per unit on an annualized basis, for the second quarter of 2021. The distribution is payable on Aug. 13, 2021, to unitholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 6, 2021. This release serves as a qualified notice to nominees under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Please note that 100 percent of Green Plains Partners' distributions to foreign investors are attributable to income that is effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business. Accordingly, all of the partnership's distributions to foreign investors are subject to U.S. federal income tax withholding at the highest effective tax rate. About Green Plains Partners LPGreen Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) is a fee-based Delaware limited partnership formed by Green Plains Inc. to provide fuel storage and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses. For more information about Green Plains Partners, visit www.greenplainspartners.com. Green Plains Inc. ContactsInvestors: Phil Boggs | Senior Vice President, Investor Relations | 402.884.8700 | [email protected]: Lisa Gibson | Communications Manager | 402.952.4971 | [email protected]

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INVESTIGATION: Halper Sadeh LLP Investigates RAVN, FFWM, MCF, SWN, ICON; Shareholders are Encouraged to Contact the Firm

INVESTIGATION: Halper Sadeh LLP Investigates RAVN, FFWM, MCF, SWN, ICON; Shareholders are Encouraged to Contact the Firm NEW YORK, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies: Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to CNH Industrial N.V. for $58.00 per share. If you are a Raven shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its merger with TGR Financial, Inc. TGR Financial shareholders are expected to receive First Foundation common stock in connection with the merger. If you are a First Foundation shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSE: MCF) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to Independence Energy, LLC. Under the terms of the transaction, Independence will merge with an operating subsidiary ("OpCo") of a new parent company, which will become a publicly traded entity at closing, and Contango will become a wholly owned subsidiary of OpCo. Upon completion of the transaction, Contango shareholders will own approximately 24% of the combined company. If you are a Contango Oil shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its acquisition of Indigo Natural Resources, LLC for approximately $2.7 billion. The merger consideration is comprised of cash, Southwestern Energy common stock, and the assumption of senior notes. If you are a Southwestern Energy shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to an affiliate of Lancer Capital, LLC for $3.15 per share in cash. If you are an Iconix Brand shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Halper Sadeh LLP may seek increased consideration, additional disclosures and information concerning the proposed transaction, or other relief and benefits on behalf of shareholders. Shareholders are encouraged to contact the firm free of charge to discuss their legal rights and options. Please call Daniel Sadeh or Zachary Halper at (212) 763-0060 or email [email protected] or [email protected] Halper Sadeh LLP represents investors all over the world who have fallen victim to securities fraud and corporate misconduct. Our attorneys have been instrumental in implementing corporate reforms and recovering millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact Information:Halper Sadeh LLPDaniel Sadeh, Esq.Zachary Halper, Esq.(212) [email protected] [email protected] https://www.halpersadeh.com View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/investigation-halper-sadeh-llp-investigates-ravn-ffwm-mcf-swn-icon-shareholders-are-encouraged-to-contact-the-firm-301339185.html SOURCE Halper Sadeh LLP

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INVESTIGATION: Halper Sadeh LLP Investigates CVA, RPAI, FVCB, PVAC; Shareholders are Encouraged to Contact the Firm

INVESTIGATION: Halper Sadeh LLP Investigates CVA, RPAI, FVCB, PVAC; Shareholders are Encouraged to Contact the Firm NEW YORK, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces it is investigating the following companies: Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to EQT Infrastructure for $20.25 per share. If you are a Covanta shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to Kite Realty Group Trust. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each Retail Properties common share will be converted into 0.6230 newly issued Kite Realty common shares. On a pro forma basis, following the closing of the transaction, Retail Properties shareholders are expected to own approximately 60% of the combined company's equity. If you are a Retail Properties shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. FVCBankcorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FVCB) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its sale to Blue Ridge Bankshares, Inc. Under the terms of the merger agreement, FVCBankcorp shareholders will receive 1.1492 shares of Blue Ridge common stock for each share of FVCBankcorp common stock they own. Upon closing of the transaction, FVCBankcorp shareholders will own approximately 47.5% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis. If you are a FVCBankcorp shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) concerning potential violations of the federal securities laws and/or breaches of fiduciary duties relating to its merger with Lonestar Resources US Inc. Lonestar shareholders are expected to receive Penn Virginia common stock in connection with the merger. If you are a Penn Virginia shareholder, click here to learn more about your rights and options. Halper Sadeh LLP may seek increased consideration, additional disclosures and information concerning the proposed transaction, or other relief and benefits on behalf of shareholders. Shareholders are encouraged to contact the firm free of charge to discuss their legal rights and options. Please call Daniel Sadeh or Zachary Halper at (212) 763-0060 or email [email protected] or [email protected] Halper Sadeh LLP represents investors all over the world who have fallen victim to securities fraud and corporate misconduct. Our attorneys have been instrumental in implementing corporate reforms and recovering millions of dollars on behalf of defrauded investors. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact Information:Halper Sadeh LLPDaniel Sadeh, Esq.Zachary Halper, Esq.(212) 763-0060 [email protected] [email protected] https://www.halpersadeh.com View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/investigation-halper-sadeh-llp-investigates-cva-rpai-fvcb-pvac-shareholders-are-encouraged-to-contact-the-firm-301339182.html SOURCE Halper Sadeh LLP

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CNX Releases 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report and Announces Industry-Leading Net Carbon Negative Position

CNX Releases 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report and Announces Industry-Leading Net Carbon Negative PositionReport Further Outlines Non-Replicable ESG Accomplishments and Strategy PITTSBURGH, July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CNX Resources Corp. (NYSE: CNX) today announced the release of its annual Corporate Responsibility Report. The report details company execution in line with the traditional Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) core option, along with additional disclosure standards established by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Included in the report is more information about CNX objectives and initiatives undertaken to meet the company's broader environmental, social, and governance (ESG) philosophy: tangible, impactful, and local. CNX President and Chief Executive Officer Nick DeIuliis commented, "Many in the energy industry and capital markets continue to speak in the abstract and distant future about ESG, sustainability, resiliency, carbon intensity, and the industrial logic of consolidation. CNX pursues a different path: one that prioritizes the development of our extensive existing asset base over further scale, and that focuses on transparency, measurable outcomes, current and nearer term deliverables, and long-termism defined by growing per-share intrinsic value. Our tangible, impactful, and local ESG approach coupled with our non-replicable asset base results in a net carbon negative footprint today, a truly sustainable business model of a low-cost producer that regularly returns capital to shareholders, and the opportunity to pursue exciting new opportunities for further methane capture and abatement. We believe we are the rare combination of tangible, impactful, and local ESG results coupled with low-risk free cash flow per-share generation that presents the best-in-class option for ESG-focused investors." The following are key highlights of the report: Environmental and Safety: CNX is net carbon negative for Scope 1 and 2 emissions - unique in the natural gas upstream and midstream sectors; Annual abatement of venting of over 300,000 metric tons of third-party methane (which equates to approximately 7.5 million metric tons of CO2e emissions); Adoption of the TCFD framework and SASB standards; Employee safety Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 0.0 in 2020; Contractor safety TRIR of 0.92 in 2020; Recycled 99.6% of produced water in the company's core operating area in 2020; and Management compensation now tied to company's methane intensity footprint. Social Responsibility: Median compensation package over $150,000 - top among regional public companies; $30 million invested in local communities over last 10 years; New $30 million philanthropic commitment and establishment of CNX Foundation to drive regional progress; Establishment of mentor academy for young adults in local, underserved communities; No layoffs, paid front line worker bonuses, and no acceptance of government assistance during COVID; Half of CEO direct reports are diverse; In 2021, introduction of a cross-training rotation program for diverse employees, comprehensive review of compensation programs with emphasis on pay equity, and diversity and inclusion training of all employees; and CNX targets 33% diverse employee workforce by 2024 and 40% by 2026. Governance: First to provide multi-year, transparent financial guidance via our 7-year free cash flow generation plan; CEO pay for performance philosophy with 90% of compensation at-risk; Insider ownership at 2.5% of outstanding shares; Stock retention requirements for executive management; Small, focused board of directors with diversity of skills, professions, and gender; and Full board participation in Environment, Safety, and Corporate Responsibility Committee.To read the full 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report, please visit: https://responsibility.cnx.com/ About CNX Resources Corporation:CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE: CNX) is the premier independent natural gas development, production, and midstream company, with operations centered in the major shale formations of the Appalachian basin. Our vertically integrated model includes transmission, storage, gathering systems, and water infrastructure that support energy development from wellhead to end user. With the benefit of a more than 155-year legacy and a substantial asset base amassed over many generations, the company deploys a strategy focused on responsibly developing its resources to create long term per-share value for its shareholders, employees, and the communities where it operates. As of December 31, 2020, CNX had 9.55 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's Midcap 400 Index. Additional information may be found at www.cnx.com. View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cnx-releases-2020-corporate-responsibility-report-and-announces-industry-leading-net-carbon-negative-position-301338950.html SOURCE CNX Resources Corporation

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PBF Energy Comments on Bay Area Air Quality Management District Decision

PBF Energy Comments on Bay Area Air Quality Management District Decision PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) today commented on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Board members' decision to adopt Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 6-5 related to particulate emissions from refinery Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) units in the Bay Area. Paul Davis, President of PBF Energy's Western Region, stated, "We have been working closely throughout the rule-making process with BAAQMD staff and anticipated today's outcome. Importantly, the rule-making requires refineries to meet a specific emissions standard by 2026, without requiring the installation of a wet gas scrubber or any other specific technology." Mr. Davis concluded, "PBF has previously planned projects that will be implemented over the coming months that will allow our Martinez refinery to achieve emissions reductions significantly closer to the desired level in the first quarter of 2022. We will continue to work with the BAAQMD to arrive at our mutually desired goal of improving air quality and continuing to provide our vital products to one of the largest fuel markets in the world." Forward-Looking StatementsStatements in this press release relating to future plans, results, performance, expectations, achievements and the like are considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which may be beyond the company's control, that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ include but are not limited to the risks disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC, as well as the risks disclosed in PBF Logistics LP's SEC filings and any impact PBF Logistics LP may have on the company's credit rating, cost of funds, employees, customer and vendors; risk relating to the securities markets generally; risks associated with the East Coast refining reconfiguration and the acquisition of the Martinez refinery, and related logistics assets; our ability to make, and realize the benefits from, acquisitions or investments, including in renewable diesel productions; the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and related governmental and consumer responses; our expectations regarding capital spending and the impact of market conditions on demand for the balance of 2021; and the impact of adverse market conditions affecting the company, unanticipated developments, regulatory approvals, changes in laws and other events that negatively impact the company. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements except as may be required by applicable law. About PBF Energy Inc.PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) is one of the largest independent refiners in North America, operating, through its subsidiaries, oil refineries and related facilities in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey and Ohio. Our mission is to operate our facilities in a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner, provide employees with a safe and rewarding workplace, become a positive influence in the communities where we do business, and provide superior returns to our investors. PBF Energy Inc. also currently indirectly owns the general partner and approximately 48% of the limited partnership interest of PBF Logistics LP (NYSE: PBFX). View original content to download multimedia:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pbf-energy-comments-on-bay-area-air-quality-management-district-decision-301339040.html SOURCE PBF Energy Inc.

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Transocean Ltd. Provides Quarterly Fleet Status Report

Transocean Ltd. Provides Quarterly Fleet Status Report STEINHAUSEN, Switzerland, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) today issued a quarterly Fleet Status Report that provides the current status of, and contract information for, the company's fleet of offshore drilling rigs. This quarter's report includes the following updates: Deepwater Invictus – Customer exercised a one-well option in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico;Deepwater Skyros – Customer exercised a 370-day option in Angola;Discoverer Inspiration – Awarded a nine-well contract in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico;Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 – Awarded a one-well contract, plus two one-well options in Brunei;Petrobras 10000 – Awarded a two-year contract in Brazil;Deepwater Nautilus – Customer exercised two one-well options;Deepwater Nautilus – Awarded a one-well contract;Transocean Norge – Awarded a four-well contract, plus five one-well options in Norway;Transocean Spitsbergen – Customer exercised two one-well options in Norway;Transocean Barents – Customer terminated its contract for convenience in Norway; andTransocean Barents – Awarded a two-well contract in Norway As of July 21, the company's total backlog is approximately $7.3 billion. The report can be accessed on the company's website: www.deepwater.com. About Transocean Transocean is a leading international provider of offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. The company specializes in technically demanding sectors of the global offshore drilling business with a particular focus on ultra-deepwater and harsh environment drilling services, and operates one of the most versatile offshore drilling fleets in the world. Transocean owns or has partial ownership interests in, and operates a fleet of, 37 mobile offshore drilling units consisting of 27 ultra-deepwater floaters and 10 harsh environment floaters. In addition, Transocean is constructing two ultra-deepwater drillships. Forward-Looking Statements The statements described in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements contain words such as "possible," "intend," "will," "if," "expect," or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions, and are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. As a result, actual results could differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, estimated duration of customer contracts, contract dayrate amounts, future contract commencement dates and locations, planned shipyard projects and other out-of-service time, sales of drilling units, timing of the company's newbuild deliveries, operating hazards and delays, risks associated with international operations, actions by customers and other third parties, the future prices of oil and gas, the intention to scrap certain drilling rigs, the success of our business following the acquisitions of Songa Offshore SE and Ocean Rig UDW Inc., and other factors, including those and other risks discussed in the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, and in the company's other filings with the SEC, which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at: www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize (or the other consequences of such a development worsen), or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those indicated or expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the company or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by reference to these risks and uncertainties. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which we become aware of, after the date hereof, except as otherwise may be required by law. All non-GAAP financial measure reconciliations to the most comparative GAAP measure are displayed in quantitative schedules on the company's website at: www.deepwater.com. This press release, or referenced documents, do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and do not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of the Swiss Financial Services Act ("FinSA") or advertising within the meaning of the FinSA. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of Transocean and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of Transocean. Analyst Contacts:Lexington May+1 832-587-6515 Media Contact:Pam Easton+1 713-232-7647

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Dril-Quip, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Upcoming Webcast

Dril-Quip, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release and Upcoming Webcast HOUSTON, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE: DRQ), (the "Company" or "Dril-Quip") announced today that it will release its second quarter 2021 earnings press release following the market close on Thursday, July 29, 2021. The Company will also participate in a fireside chat webcast conversation with Daniel Burke of Johnson Rice & Company on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time). Blake DeBerry, Dril-Quip's Chief Executive Officer, and Raj Kumar, Dril-Quip's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be discussing multiple topics regarding the Company's recent financial performance, current operations and business outlook with Mr. Burke. There will be no questions and answers from other participants during the event, but all stakeholders are invited listen to the conversation via webcast or conference call. Participants who wish to join the webcast may do so by registering through this link: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/f4wznoar. Participants may also access the conversation by dialing (833) 562-0157 for domestic or (661) 567-1240 for international and conference call identification code 3766097. The second quarter 2021 earnings press release and link to access the webcast will be available on Dril-Quip's website, www.dril-quip.com, under the "Investors" section. A replay of the webcast will be available for one year following the event. About Dril-Quip Dril-Quip is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered drilling and production equipment for use onshore and offshore, which is particularly well suited for use in deep-water, harsh environments and severe service applications. Investor Relations Contact Blake Holcomb, Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Planning(713) [email protected]

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TechnipFMC Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results

TechnipFMC Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results Solid financial performance in both Subsea and Surface TechnologiesTotal Company inbound orders of $1.6 billion; Subsea inbound orders of $1.3 billion Full-year guidance updated, supported by strength of first half results and market outlook LONDON & HOUSTON, Jul. 21 /BusinessWire/ -- TechnipFMC plc (NYSE:FTI) (Paris: FTI) today reported second quarter 2021 results. Summary Financial Results from Continuing Operations Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are provided in financial schedules. Total Company revenue in the second quarter was $1,668.8 million. Loss from continuing operations attributable to TechnipFMC was $174.7 million, or $0.39 per diluted share. After-tax charges and credits totaled $148.7 million of charges, or $0.33 per diluted share. Reported results included a loss from the Company's equity investment in Technip Energies of $146.8 million primarily related to the change in market value in the quarter. Adjusted loss from continuing operations was $26 million, or $0.06 per diluted share (Exhibit 6). Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes pre-tax charges and credits, was $144.3 million; adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.6 percent (Exhibit 8). Included in adjusted EBITDA was a foreign exchange loss of $10.7 million. Doug Pferdehirt, Chairman and CEO of TechnipFMC, stated, "Second quarter results reflect another strong quarter for our Company. Total Company revenue improved sequentially to $1.7 billion, with both Subsea and Surface Technologies segments reporting an adjusted EBITDA margin of 11 percent." Pferdehirt added, "In Subsea, we demonstrated our ability to continue winning, with inbound totaling $1.3 billion for the quarter. The order strength in the first half of the year has been indicative of the continued market progression we outlined last year. Year-to-date, we have announced ten awards, of which 50 percent will be executed as integrated projects. This included the addition of two new iEPCI™ clients in the quarter." "In Surface Technologies, inbound orders increased 32 percent from the first quarter driven by our international business where well completion activity continued to recover from the prior year decline. International growth was driven by the Middle East, the North Sea and China. Orders in the Americas also increased, reflecting continued momentum in completion and drilling activity and the success of our iComplete™ offering." Pferdehirt continued, "We have increased our full-year expectations for both operating segments given our strong year-to-date results and continued improvement in the broader market outlook. Subsea inbound orders of $2.8 billion in the first half of the year were strong. We continue to see a healthy list of prospects and remain very confident in our full-year guidance for Subsea orders of more than $4 billion. Furthermore, growth in 2022 is supported by an increasing set of opportunities. When using the midpoint value of our Subsea Opportunity List, the project award potential has increased by nearly 20 percent to $17 billion over the next 24 months." "Looking beyond the traditional market, we believe that offshore will continue to play a meaningful role in the total energy mix. We are building partnerships in support of new energy, leveraging our differentiated technologies, and capitalizing on our integrated project execution and expertise as the subsea architect." "We are making steady progress in our partnerships focused on wind and wave opportunities. The market momentum for wind development continues to support increased investment in this abundant source of renewable energy. And when combined with wave technology, we can generate even greater energy output and reduced intermittency utilizing integrated offshore solutions." Pferdehirt added, "Our Deep Purple™ solution is centered around technology development and integration capabilities that convert this renewable energy into hydrogen, enabling economies of scale that were previously unattainable by offshore renewables projects. An example of this is our recently announced partnership with Portuguese energy utility EDP, as well as several notable research partners, in a concept study for the development of green hydrogen production from offshore wind power through a project called BEHYOND." Pferdehirt concluded, "Our success is driven by our core competencies, having pioneered and delivered next generation subsea technologies and the industry's only fully integrated commercial model. We are demonstrating that these unique capabilities are completely transferable to the renewable energy space, giving us confidence in our ability to extend our leadership in subsea to the development of new and novel energy resources offshore." Operational and Financial Highlights Subsea Financial Highlights Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are provided in financial schedules. Subsea reported second quarter revenue of $1,394.3 million, a modest improvement from the first quarter. Revenue increased sequentially due to seasonal improvement in installation and services, largely offset by lower project activity in the quarter. Subsea reported an operating profit of $72.4 million. Sequentially, operating results benefited from lower charges, improved margins in backlog and increased installation and services activity. Subsea reported adjusted EBITDA of $154.1 million. Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.1 percent when compared to the first quarter, benefiting from higher margins in backlog and increased installation and services activity. Adjusted EBITDA margin improved 140 basis points to 11.1 percent. Subsea inbound orders were $1,291.3 million for the quarter, reflective of the continued market improvement. Book-to-bill in the period was 0.9. The following awards were included in the period: Ithaca Energy Captain EOR Project (North Sea) Significant* Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract from Ithaca Energy (UK) Limited for the Captain Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Project in the UK North Sea. TechnipFMC will design, manufacture, deliver and install subsea equipment including a rigid riser caisson, water injection flexible flowline, umbilicals and associated equipment. *A "significant" award ranges between $75 million and $250 million. Karoon Patola iEPCITM Project (Brazil) TechnipFMC's first integrated Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (iEPCITM) contract in Brazil by Karoon Energy for the Patola field development. The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction and installation of subsea trees, flexible pipes and umbilicals. TechnipFMC was chosen based on its recognized technical excellence and capability to deliver complete and integrated solutions. The Company will leverage its assets and significant local content in Brazil, including its subsea equipment and flexible pipe plants and its logistics base. Petrobras Buzios 6-9 Fields Project (Brazil) Substantial* contract from Petrobras for the Buzios 6-9 fields. Located in the Santos basin offshore Brazil, these fields are part of the pre-salt area, with a water depth of 2,000 meters. TechnipFMC will supply subsea trees with controls, electrical and hydraulic distribution units, topside systems, and installation and intervention support services with rental tooling. All of the subsea trees will be manufactured at our facilities in Brazil, which are powered entirely from renewable energy sources. *A "substantial" award ranges between $250 million and $500 million. Equinor Kristin Sør Project (North Sea) Significant* EPCI contract by Equinor for the Kristin Sør Field in the North Sea. TechnipFMC will supply rigid pipelines, static and dynamic umbilicals, as well as pipeline and marine installation of the subsea production facilities. The project will be executed by TechnipFMC's operating center in Oslo, Norway, with fabrication occurring in the Company's facilities in Norway and the United Kingdom. *A "significant" award ranges between $75 million and $250 million. Tullow Jubilee South East Development iEPCITM Project (Ghana) Significant* iEPCI™ contract for the Jubilee South East development, located offshore Ghana. It will be the Company's first iEPCI™ project with Tullow Ghana Ltd. The contract builds upon TechnipFMC's established relationship with Tullow and covers supply and offshore installation of all major subsea equipment, including manifolds and associated controls, flexible risers and flowlines, umbilicals, and subsea structures. At the pre-tendering stage, TechnipFMC utilized its Subsea Studio™ digital solutions to help optimize field layout. *A "significant" award ranges between $75 million and $250 million. Partnership and Alliance Highlights BEHYOND: Concept study for green hydrogen production from offshore wind power EDP, TechnipFMC and other research partners are joining forces to develop a conceptual engineering and economic feasibility study for a new offshore system for green hydrogen production from offshore wind power, called the BEHYOND project. The study will include innovative integration of equipment for the production and conditioning of green hydrogen and infrastructure that allows for its transportation to the coast. The goal is to create a unique concept that can be standardized and implemented worldwide, allowing for large-scale green hydrogen production offshore. Each member of the consortium brings specific competencies that are complementary. TechnipFMC brings its extended history in subsea engineering, expertise developed on its Deep Purple™ green hydrogen project, and essential system integration abilities. TechnipFMC and Halliburton's Subsea Fiber Optic Solution selected by OTC and ExxonMobil TechnipFMC and Halliburton received an OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award® for their Odassea™ Subsea Fiber Optic Solution, an advanced downhole fiber optic sensing system. ExxonMobil selected the solution for its Payara development project in Guyana, the industry's largest subsea fiber optic sensing project. The award followed completion of front-end engineering and design studies and qualifications. The Odassea™ system integrates hardware and digital solutions to strengthen capabilities in subsea reservoir monitoring and production optimization. Halliburton provides the fiber optic sensing technology and analysis for reservoir diagnostics. TechnipFMC provides the optical connectivity from the topside to the completions. Through this collaboration, operators can accelerate full field subsea fiber optic sensing, design, and execution. TechnipFMC and Halliburton are delivering Odassea™ solutions to multiple other subsea projects at all stages, from conceptual design to execution. Surface Technologies Financial Highlights Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are provided in financial schedules. Surface Technologies reported second quarter revenue of $274.5 million, an increase of 11.8 percent from the first quarter. The sequential increase was primarily driven by higher activity in North America, increased international services and strong project execution. The Company also benefited from further adoption of its iComplete™ ecosystem. Surface Technologies reported operating profit of $12.9 million. Operating profit increased sequentially primarily due to lower charges and higher sales volume. Surface Technologies reported adjusted EBITDA of $30.2 million. Adjusted EBITDA increased 12.3 percent when compared to the first quarter, driven by higher sales volume. Adjusted EBITDA margin was unchanged at 11 percent. Inbound orders for the quarter were $268.2 million, an increase of 31.9 percent sequentially driven by the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar, as well as the North Sea and North America. Book-to-bill improved to 1.0 in the period. Backlog ended the period at $360.4 million. Given the short-cycle nature of the business, orders are generally converted into revenue within twelve months. Corporate and Other Items (three months ended, June 30, 2021): Corporate expense was $30.3 million. Foreign exchange loss was $10.7 million. Net interest expense was $35.2 million. The Company recorded a tax provision of $34.9 million. Total depreciation and amortization was $98 million. Cash required by operating activities from continuing operations was $85.9 million. Capital expenditures were $39.7 million. Free cash flow from continuing operations was $(125.6) million (Exhibit 11). The Company ended the period with cash and cash equivalents of $854.9 million; net debt was $1,623 million. The Company completed the partial spin-off of Technip Energies on February 16, 2021. Financial results for Technip Energies are reported as discontinued operations. The Company's investment in Technip Energies is reflected in current assets at market value. The Company recognized a loss in the second quarter of $146.8 million from its equity ownership in Technip Energies. The loss was primarily related to the change in market value in the period. On April 27, 2021, the Company sold 26.8 million shares from its retained stake in Technip Energies for proceeds of $358.1 million. As of June 30, 2021, the Company's ownership stake was 55.5 million shares, or approximately 31 percent of Technip Energies' outstanding shares. 2021 Full-Year Financial Guidance1 The Company's full-year guidance for 2021 can be found in the table below. Updates to the Company's full-year guidance for 2021 are as follows: Subsea revenue in a range of $5.2 - 5.5 billion, which increased from the previous guidance range of $5.0 - 5.4 billion. Surface Technologies EBITDA margin in a range of 10 - 12% (excluding charges and credits), which increased from the previous guidance range of 8 - 11%. Net interest expense in a range of $135 - 140 million, which increased from the previous guidance range of $130 - 135 million. Tax provision, as reported, in a range of $85 - 95 million, which increased from the previous guidance range of $70 - 80 million. All segment guidance assumes no further material degradation from COVID-19-related impacts. Guidance is based on continuing operations and thus excludes the impact of Technip Energies, which is reported as discontinued operations. 1Our guidance measures adjusted EBITDA margin, corporate expense, net, net interest expense and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures. We are unable to provide a reconciliation to comparable GAAP financial measures on a forward-looking basis without unreasonable effort because of the unpredictability of the individual components of the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure and the variability of items excluded from each such measure. Such information may have a significant, and potentially unpredictable, impact on our future financial results. Teleconference The Company will host a teleconference on Thursday, July 22, 2021 to discuss the second quarter 2021 financial results. The call will begin at 1 p.m. London time (8 a.m. New York time). Webcast access and an accompanying presentation can be found at www.TechnipFMC.com. An archived audio replay will be available after the event at the same website address. In the event of a disruption of service or technical difficulty during the call, information will be posted on our website. About TechnipFMC TechnipFMC is a leading technology provider to the traditional and new energy industries; delivering fully integrated projects, products, and services. With our proprietary technologies and comprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients' project economics, helping them unlock new possibilities to develop energy resources while reducing carbon intensity and supporting their energy transition ambitions. Organized in two business segments - Subsea and Surface Technologies - we will continue to advance the industry with our pioneering integrated ecosystems (such as iEPCI™, iFEED™ and iComplete™), technology leadership and digital innovation. Each of our approximately 20,000 employees is driven by a commitment to our clients' success, and a culture of strong execution, purposeful innovation, and challenging industry conventions. TechnipFMC uses its website as a channel of distribution of material company information. To learn more about how we are driving change in the industry, go to www.TechnipFMC.com and follow us on Twitter @TechnipFMC. This communication contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statement usually relate to future events and anticipated revenues, earnings, cash flows, or other aspects of our operations or operating results. Forward-looking statements are often identified by words such as "guidance," "confident," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "foresee," "should," "would," "could," "may," "will," "likely," "predicated," "estimate," "outlook" and similar expressions, including the negative thereof. The absence of these words, however, does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, beliefs, and assumptions concerning future developments and business conditions and their potential effect on us. While management believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting us will be those that we anticipate. All of our forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties (some of which are significant or beyond our control) and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from our historical experience and our present expectations or projections, including unpredictable trends in the demand for and price of crude oil and natural gas; competition and unanticipated changes relating to competitive factors in our industry, including ongoing industry consolidation; the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the demand for our products and services; our inability to develop, implement and protect new technologies and services; the cumulative loss of major contracts, customers or alliances; disruptions in the political, regulatory, economic and social conditions of the countries in which we conduct business; the refusal of DTC and Euroclear to act as depository and clearing agencies for our shares; the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union; the impact of our existing and future indebtedness and the restrictions on our operations by terms of the agreements governing our existing indebtedness; the risks caused by our acquisition and divestiture activities; the risks caused by fixed-price contracts; any delays and cost overruns of new capital asset construction projects for vessels and manufacturing facilities; our failure to deliver our backlog; our reliance on subcontractors, suppliers and our joint venture partners; a failure or breach of our IT infrastructure or that of our subcontractors, suppliers or joint venture partners, including as a result of cyber-attacks; the risks of pirates endangering our maritime employees and assets; potential liabilities inherent in the industries in which we operate or have operated; our failure to comply with numerous laws and regulations, including those related to environmental protection, health and safety, labor and employment, import/export controls, currency exchange, bribery and corruption, taxation, privacy, data protection and data security; the additional restrictions on dividend payouts or share repurchases as an English public limited company; uninsured claims and litigation against us, including intellectual property litigation; tax laws, treaties and regulations and any unfavorable findings by relevant tax authorities; the uncertainties related to the anticipated benefits or our future liabilities in connection with the spin-off of Technip Energies (the "Spin-off"); any negative changes in Technip Energies' results of operations, cash flows and financial position, which impact the value of our remaining investment therein; potential departure of our key managers and employees; adverse seasonable and weather conditions and unfavorable currency exchange rate and risk in connection with our defined benefit pension plan commitments and other risks as discussed in Part I, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and Part II, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of our forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law. Category: UK regulatory Exhibit 6 TECHNIPFMC PLC AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (In millions, unaudited) Charges and Credits In addition to financial results determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the second quarter 2021 Earnings Release also includes non-GAAP financial measures (as defined in Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) and describes performance on a year-over-year basis against 2020 results and measures. Net income, excluding charges and credits, as well as measures derived from it (including Diluted EPS, excluding charges and credits; Income before net interest expense and taxes, excluding charges and credits ("Adjusted Operating profit"); Depreciation and amortization, excluding charges and credits; Earnings before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, excluding charges and credits ("Adjusted EBITDA"); and net cash) are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that the exclusion of charges and credits from these financial measures enables investors and management to more effectively evaluate TechnipFMC's operations and consolidated results of operations period-over-period, and to identify operating trends that could otherwise be masked or misleading to both investors and management by the excluded items. These measures are also used by management as performance measures in determining certain incentive compensation. The foregoing non-GAAP financial measures should be considered by investors in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following is a reconciliation of the most comparable financial measures under GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measures. Exhibit 7 TECHNIPFMC PLC AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (In millions, unaudited) Charges and Credits In addition to financial results determined in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the second quarter 2021 Earnings Release also includes non-GAAP financial measures (as defined in Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) and describes performance on a year-over-year basis against 2020 results and measures. Net income, excluding charges and credits, as well as measures derived from it (including Diluted EPS, excluding charges and credits; Income before net interest expense and taxes, excluding charges and credits ("Adjusted Operating profit"); Depreciation and amortization, excluding charges and credits; Earnings before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, excluding charges and credits ("Adjusted EBITDA"); and net cash) are non-GAAP financial measures. Management believes that the exclusion of charges and credits from these financial measures enables investors and management to more effectively evaluate TechnipFMC's operations and consolidated results of operations period-over-period, and to identify operating trends that could otherwise be masked or misleading to both investors and management by the excluded items. These measures are also used by management as performance measures in determining certain incentive compensation. The foregoing non-GAAP financial measures should be considered by investors in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following is a reconciliation of the most comparable financial measures under GAAP to the non-GAAP financial measures. Net (debt) cash, is a non-GAAP financial measure reflecting cash and cash equivalents, net of debt. Management uses this non-GAAP financial measure to evaluate our capital structure and financial leverage. We believe net debt, or net cash, is a meaningful financial measure that may assist investors in understanding our financial condition and recognizing underlying trends in our capital structure. Net (debt) cash should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, cash and cash equivalents as determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP or as an indicator of our operating performance or liquidity. 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Kinder Morgan Announces $0.27 Per Share Dividend and Results for Second Quarter Of 2021

Kinder Morgan Announces $0.27 Per Share Dividend and Results for Second Quarter Of 2021 HOUSTON, Jul. 21 /BusinessWire/ -- Kinder Morgan, Inc.'s (NYSE:KMI) board of directors today approved a cash dividend of $0.27 per share for the second quarter ($1.08 annualized), payable on August 16, 2021, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 2, 2021. This dividend represents a 3% increase over the second quarter of 2020. KMI is reporting a second quarter net loss attributable to KMI of $757 million, compared to a net loss attributable to KMI of $637 million in the second quarter of 2020; and distributable cash flow (DCF) of $1,025 million, compared to $1,001 million in the second quarter of 2020. This quarter's net loss was primarily due to a $1,600 million ($1,228 million after-tax), non-cash impairment related to anticipated lower volumes and rates on contract renewals on our South Texas natural gas processing and gathering assets. Adjusted Earnings, which do not include that impairment, were $516 million for the quarter. "As the global economy continues to recover from the pandemic, our company generated substantial Adjusted Earnings and robust coverage of this quarter's dividend. Our shareholders continue to benefit from the philosophy that guides our decision-making: fund our expansion capital needs internally, maintain a healthy balance sheet, and return excess cash to our shareholders through dividend increases and/or share repurchases," said KMI Executive Chairman Richard D. Kinder. "The fruits of that philosophy are clear, as we have internally funded expansion projects and steadily increased our dividend while at the same time reducing our Net Debt by more than $12 billion in the last six years." "Our diversified portfolio again proved its worth as we saw greater contributions relative to the second quarter of 2020 from three business segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Products Pipelines and Terminals. The company's performance continues to demonstrate that the need for our assets remains very strong," said KMI Chief Executive Officer Steve Kean. "Our business segments are extremely well-positioned in markets throughout the United States, and our acquisition this quarter of the business of Stagecoach Gas Services LLC (Stagecoach) will enable us to provide even greater levels of service to our natural gas customers. With our strong participation in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chain, we will also increasingly benefit from growing global natural gas demand, as analysts project U.S. LNG exports will double within the coming decade. "Closer to home, we are seeing greater interest in firm natural gas transportation and storage contracts here in Texas and in other states that suffered during the February winter storm. And we continue to highlight our services in the growing market for responsibly sourced natural gas by virtue of the low methane emission intensity of our assets. All of this makes us confident in the future of our business," Kean said. "While our financial performance during the quarter was quite strong, due to the non-cash impairment noted above, we generated a second quarter loss per share of $0.34, compared to a loss per share of $0.28 in the second quarter of 2020, a quarter in which we also took substantial non-cash impairments," said KMI President Kim Dang. "At $0.45 per share, DCF per share was up $0.01 from the second quarter of 2020. We achieved $411 million of excess DCF above our declared dividend. "In addition to the continued strength of our interconnected network of assets noted above, we made progress this quarter in positioning the company for participation in the energy transition. At only a little more than four months into its existence, our Energy Transition Ventures Group has already signed its first significant acquisition in Kinetrex Energy, a rapidly growing leader in producing and supplying renewable natural gas (RNG), which we expect to close in the third quarter. By capturing methane produced by decomposing organic waste that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, the RNG production process reduces or even eliminates greenhouse gas emissions. We are confident that this is only the first of many opportunities that the team will find in the ongoing energy transition," said Dang. For the first six months of 2021, KMI reported net income attributable to KMI of $652 million, compared to a net loss attributable to KMI of $943 million for the first six months of 2020; and DCF of $3,354 million, up 48% from $2,262 million for the comparable period in 2020. The increases compared to the prior period are primarily related to the February winter storm and are therefore largely nonrecurring. 2021 Outlook For 2021, KMI now expects to generate net income attributable to KMI of $1.7 billion and declare dividends of $1.08 per share, a 3% increase from the 2020 declared dividends. KMI expects to meet or exceed the top end of the range provided last quarter for DCF and Adjusted EBITDA. We currently anticipate generating 2021 DCF of $5.4 billion and Adjusted EBITDA of $7.9 billion. KMI also now expects to end 2021 with a Net Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of 4.0. As of June 30, 2021, we had over $3.9 billion of borrowing capacity under our $4 billion credit facility and over $1.3 billion in cash and cash equivalents. Our acquisition of Stagecoach, which closed July 9, was funded out of this cash. We believe this borrowing capacity, current cash on hand, and our cash from operations are more than adequate to allow us to manage our cash requirements, including maturing debt, through 2021. Overview of Business Segments "The Natural Gas Pipelines segment's financial performance was up in the second quarter of 2021 relative to the second quarter of 2020," said Dang. "The segment provided higher contributions from the Texas intrastate systems and from the full in-service of the Permian Highway Pipeline, as well as from increased volumes on our Hiland Midstream systems. These were partially offset by lower contributions from our KinderHawk and Eagle Ford gathering and processing assets and from Fayetteville Express Pipeline (FEP)." Natural gas transport volumes were up 4% compared to the second quarter of 2020, with the Permian Highway Pipeline going into service; increased volumes on Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) due primarily to increased deliveries to LNG, power plant and Mexico customers; on the Texas intrastate systems due to increased Gulf Coast demand from industrial and LNG customers; and, on Elba Express due to increased deliveries to Elba Island. These increases were partially offset by declines on Colorado Interstate Gas Pipeline due to continued declining production in the Rockies basin and on FEP due to contract expirations. Natural gas gathering volumes were down 12% from the second quarter of 2020 across many of our systems, most notably on our KinderHawk and Eagle Ford assets. "Contributions from the Products Pipelines segment were well up compared to the second quarter of 2020 as demand recovery intensified with the opening up of the country," Dang said. "Crude and condensate pipeline volumes were up 6% and total refined products volumes were up 37% compared to the second quarter of 2020. Gasoline volumes were themselves above the comparable period last year by 37% and diesel volumes were up by 13%. Jet volumes are rebounding nicely, up 129% versus the second quarter of 2020. Compared to pre-pandemic levels, using the second quarter of 2019 as a reference point, road fuels (gasoline and diesel) were essentially flat, while jet fuel was about 26% lower. All refined products volumes saw significant recovery versus the first quarter of 2021, with jet fuel up 28%, gasoline up 17%, and diesel up 10% versus the prior quarter. "Terminals segment earnings were up compared to the second quarter of 2020. Volume across our liquids network continues to improve and is approaching pre-pandemic levels. Corresponding increases in variable throughput and ancillary service fees more than offset a normalization in tank utilization to historical levels and an elevated number of tanks temporarily off-lease for routine inspection and maintenance. Our Jones Act tankers experienced a decline in fleet utilization and average charter rates during the quarter compared to the prior year period, despite the ongoing economic recovery, as charter activity tends to lag underlying supply and demand fundamentals," said Dang. "Our bulk business continued to improve in the quarter with strong commodity pricing driving increased steel and export coal volumes compared to the second quarter of 2020. "CO2 segment earnings were down compared to the second quarter of 2020 due to lower CO2 sales and crude volumes along with increased well work costs, partially offset by higher realized crude and NGL prices. Our realized weighted average crude oil price for the quarter was up 4% at $52.50 per barrel compared to $50.31 per barrel for the second quarter of 2020. While NGL volumes were up only 1% versus the second quarter of 2020, our weighted average NGL price for the quarter was $22.58 per barrel, up 43% from the second quarter of 2020," said Dang. "Second quarter 2021 combined oil production across all of our fields was down 9% compared to the same period in 2020 on a net to KMI basis. CO2 sales volumes were also down 10% on a net to KMI basis. However, crude and CO2 sales volumes, as well as realized crude prices, are nicely above plan. SACROC oil production is expected to exceed plan for the year because of reduced base decline rates and improved performance on recent projects. Additionally, Wink Pipeline achieved record throughput during the quarter due to continued strong refinery demand." Other News Natural Gas Pipelines On July 9, 2021, KMI closed on its previously announced $1.2 billion acquisition of the business of Stagecoach Gas Services LLC, a natural gas pipeline and storage joint venture between Consolidated Edison, Inc., and Crestwood Equity Partners LP, that serves Northeast market demand areas and Marcellus supply sources. The Stagecoach assets consist of 4 natural gas storage facilities with a total FERC-certificated working gas capacity of 41 billion cubic feet and a network of FERC-regulated natural gas transportation pipelines with multiple interconnects to major interstate natural gas pipelines, including our Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP). Construction continues on the compression component of TGP's $72 million Line 261 Upgrade project, located in Agawam, Massachusetts. The project is expected to be placed in service in November 2021. Construction continues on Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline's approximately $145 million Acadiana expansion project. The project is designed to provide 945,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of capacity to serve Train 6 at Cheniere's Sabine Pass Liquefaction facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The project is anticipated to be placed into commercial service as early as the first quarter of 2022. Products Pipelines KMI continues to advance the creation of premier biodiesel and renewable diesel hubs in Northern and Southern California. These hubs will allow customers to deliver renewable diesel and/or biodiesel for blending with regular diesel for multiple concentrations of renewable fuels. CO2 The CO2 segment received approval during the quarter from the City of Snyder, Texas, to increase the size of the SACROC unit with acreage immediately adjacent to it, further extending the useful life of the asset. SACROC remains a significant contributor to segment earnings. Energy Transition Ventures In July, KMI announced that it had agreed to acquire Indianapolis-based Kinetrex Energy from an affiliate of Parallel49 Equity for $310 million. Kinetrex is the leading supplier of liquefied natural gas in the Midwest and a rapidly growing player in producing and supplying renewable natural gas (RNG) under long-term contracts to transportation service providers. Kinetrex has a 50% interest in the largest RNG facility in Indiana as well as signed commercial agreements to begin construction on three additional landfill based RNG facilities. Once they all become operational next year, total annual RNG production from the four sites is estimated to be over 4 billion cubic feet. KMI expects the investment to be accretive to its shareholders as the three RNG facilities become operational over the next 18 months, with the purchase price and additional development capital expenditures representing less than six times expected 2023 EBITDA. The transaction requires regulatory approval under Hart-Scott-Rodino and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. Access to reliable, affordable energy is a critical component for improving lives around the world. We are committed to providing energy transportation and storage services in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner for the benefit of the people, communities and businesses we serve. We own an interest in or operate approximately 83,000 miles of pipelines, 144 terminals, and 700 billion cubic feet of working natural gas storage capacity. Our pipelines transport natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, condensate, CO2 and other products, and our terminals store and handle various commodities including gasoline, diesel fuel, chemicals, ethanol, metals and petroleum coke. For more information, please visit www.kindermorgan.com. Please join Kinder Morgan, Inc. at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 21, at www.kindermorgan.com for a LIVE webcast conference call on the company's second quarter earnings. Non-GAAP Financial Measures The non-generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP) financial measures of Adjusted Earnings and distributable cash flow (DCF), both in the aggregate and per share for each; segment earnings before depreciation, depletion, amortization (DD&A), amortization of excess cost of equity investments and Certain Items (Adjusted Segment EBDA); net income before interest expense, income taxes, DD&A, amortization of excess cost of equity investments and Certain Items (Adjusted EBITDA); Net Debt; Net Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA; and Free Cash Flow (FCF) in relation to our CO2 segment are presented herein. Our non-GAAP financial measures described below should not be considered alternatives to GAAP net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc. or other GAAP measures and have important limitations as analytical tools. Our computations of these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from similarly titled measures used by others. You should not consider these non-GAAP financial measures in isolation or as substitutes for an analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Management compensates for the limitations of these non-GAAP financial measures by reviewing our comparable GAAP measures, understanding the differences between the measures and taking this information into account in its analysis and its decision-making processes. Certain Items, as adjustments used to calculate our non-GAAP financial measures, are items that are required by GAAP to be reflected in net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc., but typically either (1) do not have a cash impact (for example, asset impairments), or (2) by their nature are separately identifiable from our normal business operations and in our view are likely to occur only sporadically (for example, certain legal settlements, enactment of new tax legislation and casualty losses). We also include adjustments related to joint ventures (see "Amounts from Joint Ventures" below and the accompanying Tables 4 and 7). Adjusted Earnings is calculated by adjusting net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc. for Certain Items. Adjusted Earnings is used by us and certain external users of our financial statements to assess the earnings of our business excluding Certain Items as another reflection of our ability to generate earnings. We believe the GAAP measure most directly comparable to Adjusted Earnings is net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc. Adjusted Earnings per share uses Adjusted Earnings and applies the same two-class method used in arriving at basic (loss) earnings per share. (See the accompanying Tables 1 and 2.) DCF is calculated by adjusting net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc. for Certain Items (Adjusted Earnings), and further by DD&A and amortization of excess cost of equity investments, income tax expense, cash taxes, sustaining capital expenditures and other items. We also include amounts from joint ventures for income taxes, DD&A and sustaining capital expenditures (see "Amounts from Joint Ventures" below). DCF is a significant performance measure useful to management and external users of our financial statements in evaluating our performance and in measuring and estimating the ability of our assets to generate cash earnings after servicing our debt, paying cash taxes and expending sustaining capital, that could be used for discretionary purposes such as dividends, stock repurchases, retirement of debt, or expansion capital expenditures. DCF should not be used as an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities computed under GAAP. We believe the GAAP measure most directly comparable to DCF is net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc. DCF per share is DCF divided by average outstanding shares, including restricted stock awards that participate in dividends. (See the accompanying Tables 2 and 3.) Adjusted Segment EBDA is calculated by adjusting segment earnings before DD&A and amortization of excess cost of equity investments (Segment EBDA) for Certain Items attributable to the segment. Adjusted Segment EBDA is used by management in its analysis of segment performance and management of our business. General and administrative expenses and certain corporate charges are generally not under the control of our segment operating managers, and therefore, are not included when we measure business segment operating performance. We believe Adjusted Segment EBDA is a useful performance metric because it provides management and external users of our financial statements additional insight into the ability of our segments to generate cash earnings on an ongoing basis. We believe it is useful to investors because it is a measure that management uses to allocate resources to our segments and assess each segment's performance. We believe the GAAP measure most directly comparable to Adjusted Segment EBDA is Segment EBDA. (See the accompanying Tables 3 and 7.) Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by adjusting net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc. before interest expense, income taxes, DD&A, and amortization of excess cost of equity investments (EBITDA) for Certain Items. We also include amounts from joint ventures for income taxes and DD&A (see "Amounts from Joint Ventures" below). Adjusted EBITDA is used by management and external users, in conjunction with our Net Debt (as described further below), to evaluate certain leverage metrics. Therefore, we believe Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors. We believe the GAAP measure most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA is net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc.. In prior periods, Net (loss) income was considered the comparable GAAP measure and has been updated to Net (loss) income attributable to Kinder Morgan, Inc. for consistency with our other non-GAAP performance measures. (See the accompanying Tables 3 and 4.) Amounts from Joint Ventures - Certain Items, DCF and Adjusted EBITDA reflect amounts from unconsolidated joint ventures (JVs) and consolidated JVs utilizing the same recognition and measurement methods used to record "Earnings from equity investments" and "Noncontrolling interests (NCI)," respectively. The calculations of DCF and Adjusted EBITDA related to our unconsolidated and consolidated JVs include the same items (DD&A and income tax expense, and for DCF only, also cash taxes and sustaining capital expenditures) with respect to the JVs as those included in the calculations of DCF and Adjusted EBITDA for our wholly-owned consolidated subsidiaries. (See Table 7, Additional JV Information.) Although these amounts related to our unconsolidated JVs are included in the calculations of DCF and Adjusted EBITDA, such inclusion should not be understood to imply that we have control over the operations and resulting revenues, expenses or cash flows of such unconsolidated JVs. Net Debt is calculated by subtracting from debt (1) cash and cash equivalents, (2) debt fair value adjustments, and (3) the foreign exchange impact on Euro-denominated bonds for which we have entered into currency swaps. Net Debt is a non-GAAP financial measure that management believes is useful to investors and other users of our financial information in evaluating our leverage. We believe the most comparable measure to Net Debt is debt net of cash and cash equivalents as reconciled in the notes to the accompanying Preliminary Consolidated Balance Sheets in Table 6. CO2 Segment FCF, as used in relation to our CO2 business segment, is calculated by reducing Segment EBDA (GAAP) for our CO2 business segment by Certain Items and capital expenditures (sustaining and expansion). Management uses FCF as an additional performance measure for our CO2 segment. We believe the GAAP measure most directly comparable to FCF is Segment EBDA (GAAP). (See the accompanying Table 7.) Our guidance for 2021 includes a forecast of net income attributable to KMI, which we previously have not provided due to the impracticability of predicting certain components of net income required by GAAP. As a result of changes to GAAP rules and guidance and our 2019 sale of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, the impact of components related to commodity and interest rate hedge ineffectiveness and foreign currency fluctuations will be inconsequential. In addition, based on our current circumstances, we do not expect that changes in unrealized gains and losses on derivatives marked to market and potential changes in estimates for certain contingent liabilities will materially impact our ability to forecast net income for 2021. If the circumstances relating to these items or other GAAP requirements change and we determine that the difficulty of predicting components required by GAAP makes it impracticable for us to forecast net income attributable to KMI, we will cease to provide a forecast of net income attributable to KMI and will disclose the factors affecting our ability to do so. (See the accompanying Tables 8 and 9). Important Information Relating to Forward-Looking Statements This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Generally the words "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "will," "shall," "estimates," "projects," and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, among others, express or implied statements pertaining to: the long-term demand for KMI's assets and services; energy transition-related opportunities; KMI's expected Net income attributable to KMI, DCF and Adjusted EBITDA for 2021 and expected Net Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio at the end of 2021; anticipated dividends; and KMI's capital projects, including expected completion timing and benefits of those projects. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management, based on information currently available to them. Although KMI believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance as to when or if any such forward-looking statements will materialize nor their ultimate impact on our operations or financial condition. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by these forward-looking statements include: the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the pace and extent of economic recovery; the timing and extent of changes in the supply of and demand for the products we transport and handle; commodity prices; counterparty financial risk, potential disputed purchases and sales and potential legislative or regulatory action in response to or litigation arising out of the unprecedented circumstances of the winter storm; and the other risks and uncertainties described in KMI's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2020 (under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and elsewhere), and its subsequent reports, which are available through the SEC's EDGAR system at www.sec.gov and on our website at ir.kindermorgan.com. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and except to the extent required by law, KMI undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement because of new information, future events or other factors. Because of these risks and uncertainties, readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210721005717/en/   back

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