LinnCo, LLC Announces the Final Tax Characteristics of 2014 Cash Distributions

HOUSTON, March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LinnCo, LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) and LINN Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) announced today the final determination of the federal income tax characteristics of its 2014 cash distributions to holders of its common shares. The table below describes the distributions made by the company in 2014 and the reporting of such payments on United States Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") Form 1099-DIV. The company is releasing information at this time to aid banks, brokerage firms, and institutional investors that are required to issue Form 1099s to their account holders.

LinnCo, LLC – Common Shares (CUSIP: 535782-10-6)

(Per Share)
Reported as
Total Ordinary
Dividends in
Box 1a of
Form 1099-DIV
Reported as
Qualified Dividends
in Box 1b of Form
Reported as
in Box 3 of
Form 1099-DIV
1/13/2014 1/17/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
2/10/2014 2/14/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
3/10/2014 3/14/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
4/11/2014 4/17/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
5/12/2014 5/16/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
6/9/2014 6/13/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
7/11/2014 7/17/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
8/11/2014 8/15/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
9/8/2014 9/12/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
10/13/2014 10/17/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
11/10/2014 11/14/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
12/11/2014 12/17/2014 $0.2416 100% 100% 0%
Total 2014 $2.8992 100% 100% 0%

In accordance with IRS Code Section 6045B, a company is required to file Form 8937, Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities, following any action that affects basis. At this time, there is no estimated impact to basis, thus the Company is not required to file Form 8937.

Shareholders are encouraged to consult with their personal tax advisors as to their specific tax treatment of LinnCo, LLC cash distributions. For additional information, contact LinnCo's Investor Relations Department.

About LinnCo

LinnCo was created to enhance LINN Energy's ability to raise additional equity capital to execute on its acquisition and growth strategy. LinnCo is a Delaware limited liability company that has elected to be taxed as a corporation for United States federal income tax purposes, and accordingly its shareholders will receive a Form 1099 in respect of any dividends paid by LinnCo. More information about LinnCo is available at

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements." All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to forward-looking statements about acquisitions, divestitures and trades, potential strategic alliances, timing and payment distributions, and the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and anticipated financial and operating results of the company, including the company's drilling program, production, hedging activities, capital expenditure levels and other guidance included in this press release. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the company based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to the company's financial performance and results, availability of sufficient cash flow to pay distributions and execute its business plan, prices and demand for oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, the ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop current reserves and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. See "Risk Factors" in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other public filings and press releases.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: LINN ENERGY, LLC Investors & Media: Clay Jeansonne, Vice President - Investor Relations (281) 840-4193 Sarah Nordin, Public Relations & Media (713) 904-6605

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