Akin Gump Advises Anadarko Petroleum Corporation on $23.5 Billion Acquisitions

(Houston, Texas) – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced it has agreed to acquire Kerr-McGee Corporation (NYSE: KMG) and Western Gas Resources, Inc. (NYSE: WGR) in separate all-cash transactions totaling $21.3 billion, plus the assumption of debt estimated at $2.2 billion.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Law Robert K. Reeves and Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer Charlene A. Ripley were assisted on these transactions and the related financing by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.   

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