Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE: D) and Questar Corporation (NYSE: STR) announced today that the Wyoming Public Service Commission has approved their merger, subject to terms and conditions of an agreed settlement stipulation. Having received the Wyoming PSC’s approval of the merger, the companies plan to complete their combination by close of business on Sept. 16, 2016.
The proposed merger would create one of the nation’s largest integrated energy companies, serving about 2.5 million electric utility customers and 2.3 million gas utility customers in seven states. The combined company – headquartered in Richmond, Va., with its Western operations based in Salt Lake City – also would operate 14,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipelines, one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems, and approximately 25,700 megawatts of electric generation.
On Aug. 1, 2016, Questar’s board of directors approved a contingent cash dividend equal to $0.00242 per share of common stock for each day elapsed from Aug. 19, 2016, to the closing date of the proposed merger with Dominion. The contingent dividend – $0.07018 per share of common stock, if the combination closes as expected on Friday – is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on the closing date of the merger, and will be paid as soon as practicable after that closing date.