DENVER, April 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, in response to unprecedented market conditions and an uncertain economic outlook caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, DCP Midstream, LP (NYSE: DCP) announced a 15% workforce reduction across its nine-state footprint. The company is providing severance packages, subsidized health coverage, and outplacement counseling for impacted employees.
The senior executive team also unanimously elected to reduce their base salary and variable compensation by between 15% and 10%. The reduction in force, voluntary reductions in senior executive compensation, and other internal cost savings will result in $40 million of incremental retained cash flow. Additionally, DCP has identified $10 million of incremental sustaining capital reductions. These actions come three weeks after the company announced a 75% growth capital reduction, a 50% distribution reduction, and over $80 million in previously identified cost and sustaining capital savings. Since early February, DCP has created a total of over $900 million in expected retained cash flow to reduce leverage and strengthen its balance sheet.
“Despite the significant cash preservation measures we have recently taken, the external environment continues to rapidly change, resulting in the extremely difficult decision to implement workforce reductions,” said Wouter van Kempen, chairman, president, and CEO of DCP. “We continue to prioritize safe and reliable operations, and a strong company culture, while positioning the company for long-term sustainability.”
ABOUT DCP MIDSTREAM, LP
DCP Midstream, LP (NYSE: DCP) is a Fortune 500 midstream master limited partnership headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with a diversified portfolio of gathering, processing, logistics and marketing assets. DCP is one of the largest natural gas liquids producers and marketers and one of the largest natural gas processors in the U.S. The owner of DCP’s general partner is a joint venture between Enbridge and Phillips 66. For more information, visit the DCP Midstream, LP website at www.dcpmidstream.com.
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