MIDLAND, Texas, June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamondback Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FANG) ("Diamondback Energy") today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock by certain selling stockholders at a price of $34.75 per share. The 6,000,000 share offering represents a 1,000,000 share upsize to the originally proposed 5,000,000 share offering. The underwriters have an option to purchase up to an additional 869,222 shares from the selling stockholders at the public offering price (less the underwriting discount). The shares to be sold in the offering will be sold by certain entities controlled by Wexford Capital LP and by Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) ("Gulfport Energy"). All of the net proceeds will go to the selling stockholders.
The offering is expected to close on June 24, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. When available, copies of the written prospectus for the offering may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Prospectus Department (1-800-221-1037), at One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010.A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. A copy of the registration statement can be accessed through the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov . About Diamondback Energy, Inc. Diamondback Energy is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. Diamondback Energy's activities are primarily focused on the Wolfcamp, Clearfork, Spraberry, Cline, Strawn and Atoka formations.