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CVR Energy Provides Update to Potential Spin-Off of its Fertilizer Business, Remains Focused on Renewables Opportunities

SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) (“CVR Energy”) announced today that it has concluded its previously announced exploration of a potential spin-off of its interests in its nitrogen fertilizer business, which is indirectly owned by CVR Energy through the general and limited partner interests it holds in CVR Partners, LP, a publicly traded limited partnership (“CVR Partners”), and its board of directors (the “Board”) has determined not to pursue the potential spin-off at this time.

The decision to retain CVR Energy’s interests in its nitrogen fertilizer business at this time was made following a thorough review by the Board of the potential transaction and current market conditions and in consideration of the best interests of CVR Energy and its stockholders.

“Included within our exploration of a potential spin-off was how to create pure-play refining and fertilizer entities while still retaining the operational efficiencies both CVR Energy and CVR Partners enjoy from our current model,” said Dave Lamp, President and Chief Executive Officer of CVR Energy.
“Following thoughtful and careful analysis, the Board concluded that the complexity of a transaction that could accomplish both goals may not deliver the appropriate value under current conditions. We will continue to explore ways to capitalize on the unique assets of each of CVR Energy and CVR Partners, particularly within the Coffeyville complex, including their proximity to the farm belt, excess hydrogen capacity and existing CO2 sequestration capabilities. In addition, the pre-treatment unit at Wynnewood remains on-track for mechanical completion in late 3Q23 which we expect to enhance the renewables capture rate and profitability.”
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About CVR Energy, Inc.
Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Energy, Inc. is a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the renewable fuels, petroleum refining and marketing business as well as in the nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing business through its interest in CVR Partners, LP. CVR Energy subsidiaries serve as the general partner and own 37 percent of the common units of CVR Partners.

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For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations
Richard Roberts
CVR Energy, Inc.
(281) 207-3205

Media Relations
Brandee Stephens
CVR Energy, Inc.
(281) 207-3516

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