HOUSTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSE MKT: EPM) today declared a monthly cash dividend on its perpetual non-convertible 8.5% Series A Cumulative Preferred Stock. The dividend is for the month of May 2014 and is payable on June 2, 2014 to holders of record at the close of business on May 15, 2014. The payment will be 1/12th of the 8.5% annualized amount, or approximately $0.177083 per share, based on the $25.00 per share liquidation preference.
Expected Tax Treatment
As a result of the previously announced exercise in November 2013 of the substantial majority of the outstanding stock options and warrants held by officers, directors and staff, the Company realized $31.2 million in current and future income tax deductions related to these exercises. Due to the magnitude of these tax deductions, we expect that all monthly preferred stock dividends paid through at least June 30, 2014 will be treated for tax purposes as return of capital to shareholders. Such dividends will not be reported as taxable income to the recipients, but will instead generally be treated as a reduction in the shareholder's basis in the stock.
The Series A Preferred Stock is listed on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol "EPM.PRA."
About Evolution Petroleum
Evolution Petroleum Corporation develops incremental petroleum reserves and shareholder value by applying conventional and specialized technology to known oil and gas resources, onshore in the United States. Principal assets as of June 30, 2013 include 13.8 MMBOE of proved, 11.2 MMBOE of probable reserves, 3.7 MMBOE of possible reserves, and no debt. Core assets include a CO2-EOR project in Louisiana's Delhi Field and a patented artificial lift technology designed to extend the life and ultimate recoveries of wells with oil or associated water production. Additional information, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, is available on its website at www.evolutionpetroleum.com. Additional information regarding GARP® is available on the www.garplift.com website.
All statements contained in this press release regarding potential results and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, but are not limited to, those factors that are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in our documents filed from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory authorities. Statements regarding our ability to complete transactions, successfully apply technology applications in the re-development of oil and gas fields, realize future production volumes, realize success in our drilling and development activity and forecasts of legal claims, prices, future revenues, income, cash flows and other comments that are not historical facts contain predictions, estimates and other forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its goals will be achieved and these statements will prove to be accurate. Important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements.
Randy Keys, SVP & CFO
SOURCE Evolution Petroleum Corporation