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Market Cap £6.81bn
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Lundin Energy AB Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021

Wed 28th July, 2021 6:30am
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* Record quarterly revenue of USD 1.3 billion with a realised oil price of USD
68 per barrel for the second quarter

* Record free cash flow generation of MUSD 949 for the six month period,
operating costs below guidance at USD 2.8 per boe and net debt reduced to
below USD 3.2 billion
* Completed USD 2 billion inaugural investment grade bond issuance
* Record quarterly production above guidance at 190 Mboepd and full year
production guidance increased to between 180 to 195 Mboepd
* Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 planned offshore installations completed on schedule
and full field production capacity increased to 755 Mbopd gross when Phase 2
comes on line in the fourth quarter of 2022
* Key projects on track to deliver growth to over 200 Mboepd by 2023 and Kobra
East/Gekko project sanctioned
* Decarbonisation plans on track to achieve carbon neutrality from 2025, with
around 60% of production already independently certified as carbon neutrally
produced
                                   1 Jan 2021- 30 Jun 2021 6 months  1 Apr 2021- 30 Jun 2021 3 mont hs  1 Jan 2020- 30 Jun 2020 6 months  1 Apr 2020- 30 Jun 2020 3 months  1 Jan 2020- 31 Dec 2020 12 months  
 Production in Mboepd              186.4                             189.8                              157.7                             162.9                             164.5                              
 Revenue and other income in MUSD  2,384.7                           1,272.8                            1,097.7                           402.5                             2,564.4                            
 CFFO in MUSD                      1,487.9                           737.7                              898.1                             259.8                             1,528.0                            
 Per share in USD                  5.23                              2.59                               3.16                              0.91                              5.38                               
 EBITDAX in MUSD                   2,078.0                           1,059.6                            916.2                             335.1                             2,140.2                            
 Per share in USD                  7,31                              3.73                               3.23                              1.18                              7.53                               
 Free cash flow in MUSD            949.1                             422.9                              381.5                             -25.2                             448.2                              
 Per share in USD                  3.34                              1.49                               1.34                              -0.09                             1.58                               
 Net result in MUSD                234.6                             165.7                              -131.8                            178.8                             384.2                              
 Per share in USD                  0.82                              0.58                               -0.46                             0.63                              1.35                               
 Adjusted net result in MUSD       308.4                             158.6                              117.3                             51.3                              280.0                              
 Per share in USD                  1.08                              0.56                               0.41                              0.18                              0.99                               
 Net debt in MUSD                  3,189.4                           3,189.4                            3,796.1                           3,796.1                           3,911.5                            



Comment from Nick Walker, President and CEO of Lundin Energy:
 “I’m pleased to report record production and financial results in the
second quarter, backed by strong operating performance and the further
strengthening of oil prices. Whilst certain challenges of the COVID-19 crisis
will remain for the foreseeable future, we’ve normalised the management of
these and continue to deliver on our main business priorities.

“Our world class producing assets continue to outperform with excellent
production efficiency, along with industry leading low operating costs,
delivering production in the quarter above the mid-point of the guidance
range, leading us to increase our full year production guidance.

“Johan Sverdrup keeps on delivering above expectations. Phase 1 production
ramped up to 535 Mbopd gross ahead of schedule and the full field production
guidance has been lifted to 755 Mbopd. Phase 2 of the project is making good
progress, with key offshore installations completed on schedule, and the
project remains firmly on track for first oil in the fourth quarter of 2022.

“At the Greater Edvard Grieg Area we continue to deliver on the projects
that support the long-term plateau extension, with excellent results so far
from the Edvard Grieg infill well programme and the Solveig and Rolvsnes
projects on track for first oil in the coming weeks. There’s lots more to
come and we’ll see the results from two exciting exploration wells in the
area in the second half of the year.

“Our key projects remain on track to deliver growth to over 200 Mboepd by
2023. We’ve a strong track record of growing resources and I’m confident
that we can continue to sustain the business at these production levels. We
have a pipeline of potential new projects, the first of which has just been
sanctioned, and an exciting exploration programme, targeting material
resources.

“The business delivered record financial results, with free cash flow of
MUSD 949 for the first six months and net debt reduced to below USD 3.2
billion. This demonstrates the quality of our strong cash generative business,
allowing us to fund growth, cover dividends and deleverage. On the back of
attaining three investment grade credit ratings, the Company successfully
completed a USD 2 billion inaugural bond issuance, the proceeds of which were
used to pay down existing corporate credit facilities.

“We continue to make good progress on our decarbonisation plans, with around
60% of our production today carbon neutrally produced, and we’re on target
for the business as a whole to be carbon neutral from 2025. We’ve already
made several certified carbon neutrally produced crude sales, which I believe
will become a key value differentiator for Lundin Energy.

“We’ve delivered record results in the first half of the year, our key
business priorities are on track and looking forward I’m confident the
business will continue to deliver resilient sustainable growth.”

Audiocast presentation
Listen to Nick Walker, President and CEO, and Teitur Poulsen, CFO, commenting
on the report and the latest developments in Lundin Energy at a live audiocast
held today, at 14:00 CEST. Follow the presentation live on
www.lundin-energy.com or dial in using the following telephone numbers:

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For further information, please contact:

Edward Westropp
VP Investor Relations
Tel: +41 22 595 10 14
edward.westropp@lundin-energy.com

Robert Eriksson
Head of Media Communications
Tel: +46 701 11 26 15
robert.eriksson@lundin-energy.com



This information is information that Lundin Energy AB is required to make
public pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted
for publication, through the contact persons set out above, at 07.30 CEST on
28 July 2021.

Lundin Energy is an experienced Nordic oil and gas company that explores for,
develops and produces resources economically, efficiently and responsibly. We
focus on value creation for our shareholders and wider stakeholders through
three strategic pillars: Resilience, Sustainability and Growth. Our high
quality, low cost assets mean we are resilient to oil price volatility, and
our organic growth strategy, combined with our sustainable approach and
commitment to decarbonisation, firmly establishes our leadership role in a
lower carbon energy future. (Nasdaq Stockholm: LUNE). For more information,
please visit us at www.lundin-energy.com or download our App
www.myirapp.com/lundin



Forward-looking statements 
Certain statements made and information contained herein constitute
“forward-looking information” (within the meaning of applicable securities
legislation). Such statements and information (together, “forward-looking
statements”) relate to future events, including Lundin Energy’s future
performance, business prospects or opportunities. Forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to estimates of
reserves and/or resources, future production levels, future capital
expenditures and their allocation to exploration and development activities,
future drilling and other exploration and development activities. Ultimate
recovery of reserves or resources are based on forecasts of future results,
estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.

All statements other than statements of historical fact may be forward-looking
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or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking
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will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be
relied upon. These statements speak only as on the date of the information and
Lundin Energy does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update
these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties relating to, among
other things, operational risks (including exploration and development risks),
productions costs, availability of drilling equipment, reliance on key
personnel, reserve estimates, health, safety and environmental issues, legal
risks and regulatory changes, competition, geopolitical risk, and financial
risks. These risks and uncertainties are described in more detail under the
heading “Risk management” and elsewhere in Lundin Energy’s Annual
Report. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risk factors should
not be construed as exhaustive. Actual results may differ materially from
those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.



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