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Cenovus announces results of cash tender offers

Debt repurchase demonstrates continued deleveraging progress

Calgary, Alberta (June 18, 2019) – Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX: CVE) (NYSE: CVE) intends to repurchase US$748,009,000 aggregate principal amount (the “Revised Maximum Amount”) of its debt as the result of successful cash tender offers (the “Tender Offers”) for certain of its outstanding Notes (as defined below) announced on June 4, 2019. The repurchase demonstrates continued progress in deleveraging Cenovus’s balance sheet.

The Tender Offers, originally for up to US$500,000,000 aggregate principal amount (the “Maximum Amount”) of Cenovus’s 4.450% Notes due 2042, 5.200% Notes due 2043, 3.000% Notes due 2022, 4.250% Notes due 2027, 5.250% Notes due 2037, 5.400% Notes due 2047 and 3.800% Notes due 2023 (collectively, the “Notes”) were fully subscribed, and the company has exercised its right to increase the overall principal amount of the repurchase to US$748,009,000.

Deleveraging remains a top priority for Cenovus after funding its sustaining capital requirements and maintaining its current dividend level. As a result of the company’s recent strong operating and financial performance, Cenovus plans to use internally generated cash to fund these Tender Offers.