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Venoco, Inc. Announces Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders
By: Marketwire .
May. 2, 2012 11:19 PM
DENVER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- Venoco, Inc. (NYSE: VQ) announced today that its board of directors has established June 5, 2012 as the date for its special meeting of stockholders to consider and vote upon the previously announced merger agreement, dated as of January 16, 2012, between the company, Timothy M. Marquez, Venoco's chairman and CEO, and certain entities affiliated with Mr. Marquez. Stockholders of record at the close of business on April 11, 2012 are entitled to notice of the special meeting and to vote at the special meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th Street, Denver, Colorado.
About the Company
Venoco is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploitation and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily in California. Venoco operates three offshore platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, has non-operated interests in three other platforms, operates three onshore properties in Southern California, and has extensive operations in Northern California's Sacramento Basin.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed acquisition of Venoco, Inc. by Denver Parent Corporation, an affiliate of Mr. Marquez. In connection with the transaction, Venoco, Inc. filed a definitive proxy statement on May 2, 2012, and may file or furnish other relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or "SEC." STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY ALL RELEVANT MATERIALS FILED OR FURNISHED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT BECAUSE THESE MATERIALS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Stockholders are able to obtain a free copy of the proxy statement and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, or by directing a request by mail to Venoco, Inc., 370 17th Street, Suite 3900, Denver, CO 80202-1370, or from the Company's website at www.venocoinc.com. The contents of the websites referenced above are not deemed to be incorporated by reference into the proxy statement.
Participants in Solicitation
Venoco, Inc. and certain of its directors, officers and other members of management may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be "participants" in the solicitation of proxies from its stockholders that will occur in connection with the transaction. Information concerning the interests of the persons who may be considered "participants" in the solicitation is set forth in the Company's proxy statements and Annual Reports on Form 10-K previously filed with the SEC, and is also set forth in the proxy statement relating to the transaction. Copies of these documents can be obtained, without charge, at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, by directing a request to the Company at the address above, or at www.venocoinc.com.
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