Devon Energy Files Shelf Registration Statement


OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec 09, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) today announced that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The new statement is effective for three years and provides for the issuance of debt and equity securities. Devon's previous shelf registration statement expired on December 1, 2008.

"Although we have no plans to issue any securities, it is our longstanding policy to maintain an effective shelf registration statement to ensure financing flexibility should the need arise," commented Lyndon Taylor, executive vice president and general counsel.

Devon Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent energy company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. Devon is the largest U.S.-based independent oil and gas producer and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For additional information, visit

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SOURCE Devon Energy Corporation