Filed by Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
and deemed filed pursuant to Rule 14a–12
under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Subject Company: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Commission File No.: 001-08968
The following letter was sent by email to all employees of Occidental Petroleum Corporation on April 24, 2019.
Today we announced that we are making an offer for Anadarko that would create a more than $100 billion global energy leader, and
I want to take a moment to share what that means.
Thanks to the continued execution of our strategic vision and your hard work, we are in the strongest position of our 99-year
history. As we approach our 100-year anniversary at Occidental in 2020, we are presented with a unique opportunity to enhance our shareholder value proposition by improving returns through a portfolio with greater scale and synergies.
We believe that a transaction with Anadarko would drive meaningful value for Occidental and our shareholders, and we are
confident that we could take Anadarko’s assets and apply our technology and demonstrated operating strength to create something greater.
Of course, there is no guarantee that we will complete this transaction. Regardless of the outcome, I remain confident that we
are well positioned for the future and will continue to empower all of you to execute our strategic vision.
At this time, we will continue to operate business-as-usual with a continued focus on safe operations. It is important to note
that the increased attention on our company will likely continue over the coming days, and as a reminder, if you are contacted by the media, please direct them to Melissa Schoeb.
Thank you for your continued focus and dedication.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Forward Looking Statements
Any statements in this communication about Occidental’s expectations, beliefs, plans or forecasts, including statements regarding
the proposed transaction between Occidental and Anadarko, benefits and synergies of the proposed transaction and future opportunities for the combined company and products and securities, that are not historical facts are forward-looking
statements. These statements are typically identified by words such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “may,” “might,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “intend,” “believe,” “expect,” “aim,” “goal,” “target,” “objective,”
“likely” or similar expressions that convey the prospective nature of events or outcomes. Forward-looking statements involve estimates, expectations, projections, goals, forecasts, assumptions, risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ
from anticipated results, sometimes materially, and reported or expected results should not be considered an indication of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to: the ultimate outcome
of any possible transaction between Occidental and Anadarko, including the possibility that Anadarko will reject the proposed transaction with Occidental or that the terms of any definitive agreement will be materially different from those
described above; uncertainties as to whether Anadarko will cooperate with Occidental regarding the proposed transaction; the parties’ ability to consummate the proposed transaction; the conditions to the completion of the proposed transaction,
including the receipt of Anadarko stockholder approval and receipt of Occidental stockholder approval; that the regulatory approvals required for the proposed transaction may not be obtained on the terms expected or on the anticipated schedule or
at all; Occidental’s ability to finance the proposed transaction; Occidental’s indebtedness, including the substantial indebtedness Occidental expects to incur in connection with the proposed transaction and the need to generate sufficient cash
flows to service and repay such debt; Occidental’s ability to meet expectations regarding the timing, completion and accounting and tax treatments of the proposed transaction; the possibility that Occidental may be unable to achieve expected
synergies and operating efficiencies within the expected time-frames or at all and to successfully integrate Anadarko’s operations with those of Occidental; that such integration may be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; that
operating costs, customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers or suppliers) may be greater than expected following the proposed transaction or the public
announcement of the proposed transaction; the retention of certain key employees of Anadarko may be difficult; that Anadarko and Occidental are subject to intense competition and increased competition is expected in the future; general economic
conditions that are less favorable than expected. Additional risks that may affect Occidental’s results of operations and financial position appear in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” of Occidental’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2018, and in Occidental’s other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).
Because the factors referred to above could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied
in any forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. Further, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this communication and, unless legally required, Occidental does not
undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation
of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer
of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication relates to a proposal which Occidental has made for an acquisition of Anadarko. In furtherance of this
proposal and subject to future developments, Occidental (and, if a negotiated transaction is agreed, Anadarko) may file one or more registration statements, proxy statements, tender offer statements or other documents with the SEC. This
communication is not a substitute for any proxy statement, registration statement, tender offer statement, prospectus or other document Occidental and/or Anadarko may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transactions.
INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT(S), REGISTRATION STATEMENT(S), TENDER OFFER STATEMENT,
PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OCCIDENTAL, ANADARKO AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS. Any definitive
proxy statement(s) or prospectus(es) (if and when available) will be mailed to stockholders of Occidental and/or Anadarko, as applicable. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain copies of these documents (if and when available) and
other documents filed with the SEC by Occidental free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed by Occidental (if and when available) will also be made available free of charge by accessing
Occidental’s website at www.oxy.com.
This communication is neither a solicitation of a proxy nor a substitute for any proxy statement or other filings that may be
made with the SEC. Nonetheless, Occidental and its directors and executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transactions. Information
about Occidental’s executive officers and directors is available in Occidental’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on February 21, 2019, and in its proxy statement for the 2019 Annual
Meeting which was filed with the SEC on March 28, 2019. To the extent holdings of Occidental securities have changed since the amounts printed in the proxy statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting, such changes have been or will be reflected on
Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in one or more registration statements, proxy statements, tender offer statements or
other documents filed with the SEC if and when they become available. These documents (if and when available) may be obtained free of charge from the SEC’s website http://www.sec.gov.