SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY (NYSE:SWN) Files An 8-K Regulation FD DisclosureItem 7.01.
On June 16, 2017 the jury returned a verdict in favor of Southwestern Energy Company (the Company) and certain of its subsidiaries in the federal class action lawsuit regarding royalty deductions in Arkansas, which most recently was described in the Companys Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 6, 2017. The verdict remains subject to post-trial motions before judgment is entered.
The plaintiff class in this lawsuit comprises a substantial majority of similarly situated lessors of lands in Arkansas, most of whom are named plaintiffs or members of classes in other lawsuits described in the Companys Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The Company currently does not anticipate that those other cases are likely to have a material adverse effect on the results of operations, financial position or cash flows of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole.
About SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY COMPANY (NYSE:SWN)
Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. Its operations are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas. Its operations in northeast Pennsylvania are focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale. Its operations in West Virginia are also focused on the Utica and the Upper Devonian unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs (Southwest Appalachia). Its operations in Arkansas are primarily focused on an unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Fayetteville Shale. It has exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana along with other areas. Through its affiliated midstream subsidiaries, it is engaged in natural gas gathering activities in Arkansas and Louisiana.