HOUSTON, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: GDP) (the "Company") today announced that it has commenced, subject to market and other conditions, an underwritten public offering of 6,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund the acceleration of its drilling program in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale ("TMS"), including an increase in its number of horizontal rigs running in the TMS from two currently to five by the end of 2014. In connection with the offering, the Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.
Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C., RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank / Howard Weil are acting as joint book-running managers for this offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, forming a part of the Company's effective shelf registration statement, related prospectus supplement and other related documents. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies may be obtained from Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C., Attn: Corporate Finance Department, 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2775, New Orleans, LA 70113, phone (800) 443-5924; RBC Capital Markets, Attn: Equity Syndicate, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8 th Floor, New York, NY 10281, phone (877) 822-4089; or Scotiabank / Howard Weil, Attn: Equity Capital Markets, 165 Broadway, One Liberty Plaza, 25 th Floor, New York, NY 10006, phone (212) 225-6853. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, along with other documents that the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, for more complete information about the Company and this offering.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.