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Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - March 9, 2021) - Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX: CNQ) (NYSE: CNQ) ("Canadian Natural") announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange has accepted notice filed by Canadian Natural of its intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB") through the facilities of the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") or other alternative Canadian trading systems. Purchases may also be made through the facilities of the New York Stock Exchange.
The notice provides that Canadian Natural may, during the 12 month period commencing on March 11, 2021 and ending on March 10, 2022, purchase for cancellation up to 59,278,474 common shares, being 5.0% of the 1,185,569,495 issued and outstanding common shares as at February 28, 2021, in part for the purpose of purchasing common shares to approximately offset the number of common shares it issues throughout the year pursuant to the exercise of options granted under its Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan in order to minimize or eliminate dilution to shareholders. Canadian Natural will not acquire through the facilities of the TSX more than 1,663,760 common shares during a trading day, being 25% of the average daily trading volume of its common shares on the TSX for the six calendar months prior to the date of approval of the NCIB, subject to certain prescribed exceptions. The price which Canadian Natural will pay for any such shares will be the market price at the time of acquisition. The actual number of common shares that may be purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by Canadian Natural. In connection with the NCIB, Canadian Natural expects to enter into an automatic share purchase plan in relation to purchases made by it under the NCIB.
Canadian Natural purchased 20,270,000 of its common shares at a weighted average price of $36.53 under its previous normal course issuer bid, which commenced on May 23, 2019 and expired on May 22, 2020.
Canadian Natural is a senior oil and natural gas production company, with continuing operations in its core areas located in Western Canada, the U.K. portion of the North Sea and Offshore Africa.
TIM S. MCKAY
MARK A. STAINTHORPE
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President, Finance
JASON M. POPKO
Manager, Investor Relations
Trading Symbol - CNQ
Toronto Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
Certain information regarding the Company contained herein may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Such statements are subject to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. Refer to our website for complete forward-looking statements www.cnrl.com.
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