Nexen Inc.

Nexen Inc.

April 26, 2007 17:51 ET

Nexen Shareholders Approve Two-for-One Share Split

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 26, 2007) - At Nexen Inc.'s annual general and special meeting held today, shareholders overwhelmingly approved a two-for-one share split and confirmation of our revised by-laws. The full voting results from the meeting will be available tomorrow on and

We expect to mail the additional share certificates resulting from the share split on May 15, 2007 (mailing date) to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 10, 2007 (record date). Following the share split, we will have approximately 526 million common shares outstanding.

Under Toronto Stock Exchange rules, our common shares will commence trading on a divided basis at the opening of business on May 8, 2007, the second trading day preceding the record date. Under New York Stock Exchange rules, our common shares will begin trading on a divided basis on May 16, 2007, one business day following the mailing date.

Following the split, the $0.05 per common share (pre-split) dividend, payable July 1, 2007 to shareholders of record on June 10, 2007, declared earlier today will be adjusted to a $0.025 per common share (post-split) dividend.

Nexen Inc. is an independent, Canadian-based global energy company, listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol NXY. We are uniquely positioned for growth in the North Sea, deep-water Gulf of Mexico, the Athabasca oil sands of Alberta, the Middle East and offshore West Africa. We add value for shareholders through successful full-cycle oil and gas exploration and development and leadership in ethics, integrity and environmental protection.

Contact Information

  • Michael J. Harris, CA
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (403) 699-5166
    Lavonne Zdunich, CA
    Analyst, Investor Relations
    (403) 699-5821
    Nexen Inc.
    801 - 7th Ave SW
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 3P7