Update on second quarter 2020 financial results and audiocast details for presentation on 29 July 2020

Update on second quarter 2020 financial results and audiocast details for presentation on 29 July 2020

Update on second quarter 2020 financial results and audiocast details for presentation on 29 July 2020

15 July 2020

Lundin Energy AB (Lundin Energy) will publish its financial report for the second quarter 2020 on Wednesday, 29 July 2020. For the second quarter 2020, Lundin Energy will expense pre-tax exploration costs of approximately MUSD 19 and recognise a net foreign exchange gain of approximately MUSD 131.

Exploration costs
It is the Company’s policy to capitalize costs associated with its exploration activities and when it is determined that a commercial discovery has not been achieved, the associated exploration costs are charged to the income statement. For the second quarter of 2020, Lundin Energy will incur a pre-tax charge to the income statement of MUSD 19 relating to exploration costs. These exploration costs will be offset by a tax credit of approximately MUSD 15. The costs are mainly related to relinquished licenses, including the part relinquishment of Area 5 of PL338 containing the Apollo discovery.

Foreign exchange
Lundin Energy will recognise a net foreign exchange gain of approximately MUSD 131 for the second quarter of 2020. The Norwegian Krone strengthened against the US Dollar by approximately 7 percent and the Euro strengthened against the US Dollar by approximately 2 percent during the second quarter of 2020. The foreign exchange gain is largely non-cash and mainly relates to the revaluation of loan balances at the prevailing exchange rates at the balance sheet date.

Change in under/overlift balances
Lundin Energy recognises income based on its sold volume (sales method). Consequently, changes in inventory and under/overlift balances are reported as an adjustment to cost, valued at production cost, including depletion. During the second quarter of 2020, Lundin Energy was overlifted by 9.4 Mboepd.

Revenue from the crude oil sales from third parties
Lundin Energy markets its own crude oil production and at times markets crude oil from third parties. For the second quarter 2020, revenue from the sale of crude oil from third parties amounted to MUSD 8 offset by the purchase of crude oil from third parties of MUSD 8.

Release of report and audiocast on 29 July 2020
Lundin Energy’s financial report for the second quarter 2020 will be published on Wednesday 29 July 2020 at 07:30 CEST, followed by a live audiocast at 09:00 CEST where Alex Schneiter, President and CEO, and Teitur Poulsen, CFO, will be commenting on the report and the latest developments in Lundin Energy.

Follow the presentation live on www.lundin-energy.com or dial in using the following telephone numbers:

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