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Callon Petroleum Company (“Callon”) (NYSE: CPE) today announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 9,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $7.75 per share. Callon also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,350,000 common shares on the same terms and conditions to cover over-allotments, if any.
Callon received net proceeds of approximately $65.7 million. Callon intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund a portion of its 2011 capital budget and for general corporate purposes, including possible future acquisitions. Callon also intends to use $35.0 million of the net proceeds to redeem $31.0 million of its outstanding 13% Senior Notes due 2016 and pay the associated redemption premium. These net proceeds do not include any proceeds associated with the underwriters’ over-allotment option.
The offering was made under Callon’s effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). A final prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website at
www.sec.gov or may be obtained by contacting Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. at 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2775, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113, or by phone at (504) 525-3767.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any security, nor will there be any sale of such security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related base prospectus.
Callon is engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and operation of oil and gas properties in Louisiana, Texas, and the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico.