NXY.PR.U, NXY.PR.A To Be Redeemed

Nexen Inc. has announced:

that CNOOC Limited has completed its acquisition of the Company. Pursuant to the plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”) holders of Nexen common shares will receive cash proceeds of US $27.50, without interest, and holders of Nexen preferred shares will receive cash proceeds of CAD $26.00, plus accrued and unpaid dividends up to, but excluding, the closing date of the Arrangement, without interest.

Kevin Reinhart will continue as CEO of Nexen and will maintain responsibility for all of Nexen’s operations. The Company’s Calgary headquarters will continue to be responsible for managing all of Nexen’s existing assets as well as CNOOC Limited’s North and Central American assets.

Nexen’s common and preferred shares are expected to be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) in a few trading days. Nexen’s common shares are expected to cease being traded on the NYSE prior to the market opening on February 26, 2013, and will subsequently be delisted.

With respect to NXY.PR.U, they have also announced:

that, in accordance with the terms of the indenture (the “Trust Indenture”) governing Nexen’s outstanding US$460 million aggregate principal amount of 7.35% Subordinated Notes due 2043 (the “Subordinated Notes”), Nexen has exercised its right to redeem all of the outstanding Subordinated Notes for a cash amount equal to $1,000 per $1,000 principal amount of Subordinated Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the redemption date. Nexen will complete the redemption of such Subordinated Notes on March 28, 2013 (the “Redemption Date”). Following the Redemption Date, holders of Subordinated Notes will have no further rights or entitlements under the Subordinated Notes or the Trust Indenture other than to receive the redemption price described above. Prior to the Redemption Date, Nexen will deposit with Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (the “Trustee”), the trustee under the Trust Indenture, funds sufficient to pay the total redemption amount payable to holders of redeemed Subordinated Notes.

A redemption notice will be sent to the registered holder of the Subordinated Notes today by the Trustee.

The Subordinated Notes are listed and traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbols NXY.PR.U and NXY.PRB, respectively. Nexen intends to delist the Subordinated Notes from the TSX and NYSE as soon as possible following the Redemption Date.

The Plan of Arrangement with respect to NXY.PR.A has been reported on PrefBlog.

The particulars of NXY.PR.U were also discussed on PrefBlog.

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