Wesfarmers invests $100 mln in Brookfield-backed Quadrant

Wesfarmers Ltd has agreed to acquire an interest in Quadrant Energy Pty Ltd, a company formed following the sale of Apache Energy Ltd to Brookfield Asset Management and Macquarie Capital for US$2.1 billion in early June. Wesfarmers, an Australian farmers co-operative, will invest US$100 million to obtain a 13.7 percent interest in the company. Based in Perth, Australia, Quadrant is a producer of gas for the domestic market.

PRESS RELEASE

Agreement to acquire 13.7 per cent of Quadrant Energy

24 June 2015

Wesfarmers Limited (Wesfarmers) has entered into an agreement to acquire a 13.7 per cent interest in Quadrant Energy Holdings Pty Ltd (Quadrant Energy).

Brookfield Asset Management Inc and Macquarie Capital (a division of Macquarie Group Limited) announced on 9 April 2015 an agreement to acquire Apache Corporation’s (Apache) domestic oil and gas assets in Western Australia for US$2.1 billion, with each holding an initial 50 per cent interest in Quadrant Energy. This transaction completed on 5 June 2015.

Wesfarmers will invest US$100 million to acquire a 27.4 per cent interest in the special purpose vehicle in which Macquarie Capital holds its interest, representing a 13.7 per cent interest in Quadrant Energy. As part of this investment, Wesfarmers will have a right to appoint a director to the Board of Quadrant Energy.

Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder said the investment in Quadrant Energy is complementary to Wesfarmers’ Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers division’s existing businesses and is expected to generate a satisfactory return to shareholders.

Completion of the transaction is expected today.

For more information:

Investors Media
Mark Scatena
General Manager, Investor Relations & Planning
mscatena@wesfarmers.com.au
Cathy Bolt
Media and External Affairs Manager
cbolt@wesfarmers.com.au

About Quadrant Energy
Quadrant Energy’s portfolio of assets includes interests formerly held by Apache in the following projects:
• three operating gas fields – Reindeer, John Brookes, and Halyard-Spar, and in the BHP Billiton-operated
Macedon;
• three operating oil fields – Coniston-Novara, Van Gogh and Stag, and in BHP Billiton-operated Pyrenees Area;
• gas processing facilities and associated infrastructure at Devil Creek, Varanus Island and Macedon; and
• upstream acreage in the Carnarvon, Exmouth and Canning Basins.

All of Quadrant Energy’s gas production is supplied to the Western Australian domestic gas market, and currently represents approximately 40 per cent of Western Australia’s domestic gas supply.

Photo courtesy of Quadrant Energy