BP, AAR settle all outstanding disputes, may explore new opportunities in Russia, Ukraine

BP and AAR, joint shareholders in TNK-BP (RTS: TNBP), have reached a comprehensive agreement to settle all outstanding disputes between them, including the current arbitrations brought by each against the other, BP and AAR said in press releases.

"The agreement includes an immediate waiver of the new opportunities provision in the TNK-BP shareholder agreement, allowing each party to explore new opportunities and partnerships in Russia and the Ukraine, effective immediately," the companies said.

"The parties have agreed to work constructively together with each other and with Rosneft to progress their respective disposals of their shareholdings in TNK-BP," they said.

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