Suncor Energy sells share of Pioneer Energy assets
(All financial figures are approximate and in Canadian dollars.)
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2014) - Suncor Energy today announced that, along with The Pioneer Group Inc., it has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Pioneer Energy to Parkland Fuel Corporation for $378 million. Suncor, as one of the current joint owners of Pioneer Energy, will receive $182.5 million in cash for its share.
The agreement includes the sale of 393 Pioneer-branded retail gas stations in Ontario and Manitoba.
"Through our Petro-Canada business, we are the largest retailer of petroleum products in the country, with our vast network of over 1,400 retail outlets and 200 Petro-Pass truck stops," said Kris Smith, executive vice president, Refining and Marketing. "The sale of these assets is consistent with our business strategy allowing us to focus on the assets in our own Petro-Canada branded retail and wholesale networks."
The purchase will be subject to closing conditions including regulatory approval under the Competition Act. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.
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