HOUSTON, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Talos Energy Inc. ("Talos" or the "Company") (NYSE: TALO) today announced the completion of amendments to its reserves-based lending facility (the "credit facility"), including a significant maturity extension to November 2024. Following the amendments, Talos has minimal near-term debt maturities, strong liquidity and expects to be significantly free cash flow positive for the balance of 2021.
The borrowing base under the credit facility was approved at $950 million by 100% of the lending syndicate consisting of twelve energy lending commercial banks, reflecting the high quality of the Company's diverse, liquids-weighted asset base. Maturity of the credit facility was extended from May 2022 to November 2024, or approximately three and a half years from the date of the amendments. Current commitments under the credit facility are $655 million. At June 30, 2021, Talos expects liquidity of approximately $300 million with $400 million drawn under its credit facility, reduced from $465 million drawn as of March 31, 2021. The next scheduled borrowing base redetermination will be around November 2021. The supportive commodity price environment is expected to lead to a further reduction in borrowings under the credit facility, increasing liquidity and allowing the Company to return to historical pre-pandemic leverage levels ahead of prior expectations. Additional details are available in today's associated Current Report on Form 8-K filing.
Talos President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy S. Duncan commented: "Solid operational performance and a constructive commodity price environment provided the backdrop to significantly improve our maturity profile and strengthen our committed group of lenders. Including these commitments and the maturity extension of our credit facility, Talos has successfully attracted over $1.3 billion of capital through four separate transactions since December 2020 covering the entire capital structure. These transactions have significantly bolstered our financial position. We expect our balance sheet to continue to improve this year with strong free cash flow generation and natural de-levering through the balance of 2021. We are well-positioned for a busy second half of the year as we continue to focus on what has been a highly successful capital program year to date and evaluate a number of attractive business development and M&A opportunities."
ABOUT TALOS ENERGY
Talos Energy (NYSE: TALO) is a technically driven diversified energy company focused on safely and responsibly maximizing long-term value through our operations in the United States and offshore Mexico, both upstream through oil and gas exploration and production and downstream through the development of future carbon capture and storage opportunities. As one of the Gulf of Mexico's largest public independent producers, we leverage decades of technical and offshore operational expertise towards the acquisition, exploration and development of upstream energy assets in key geological trends. With a focus on environmental stewardship, we are also utilizing our expertise to reduce industrial emissions through our carbon capture and storage joint venture along the U.S. Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico. For more information, visit www.talosenergy.com.
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