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Southwestern Energy Announces Private Placement Of $1 Billion Of 4.10% Senior Notes

HOUSTON, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) announced today the pricing of $1 billion principal amount of 4.10% Senior Notes due 2022. The notes were issued at 99.877% of par to yield 4.115%.  Southwestern Energy intends to use a portion of the net proceeds of the offering to repay the amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility and the remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.  The offering is scheduled to close on Monday, March 5, 2012 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or the securities laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The notes may be resold by the initial purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

Southwestern Energy Company is an integrated company whose wholly-owned subsidiaries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, natural gas gathering and marketing.

All statements, other than historical facts and financial information, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements that address activities, outcomes and other matters that should or may occur in the future, including, without limitation, statements regarding the financial position, business strategy, production and reserve growth and other plans and objectives for the company's future operations, are forward-looking statements.

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