Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador”) announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock. Total estimated proceeds of the offering to Matador, before estimated offering expenses, are approximately $182 million.
Matador intends to use the net proceeds from this offering primarily to fund a portion of its capital expenditures, including to continue to operate a fourth rig in the Permian Basin throughout the remainder of 2014, allowing Matador to operate two drilling rigs for the development of its acreage in the Eagle Ford shale play and two drilling rigs for the exploration and development of its acreage in the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Permian Basin. Matador also intends to use net proceeds from this offering to fund targeted acquisitions of additional acreage in the Permian Basin, as well as in the Eagle Ford shale and the Haynesville shale, for its participation in additional non-operated Haynesville wells and for other general working capital needs. Pending such uses, Matador intends to repay outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility, which amounts may be reborrowed in accordance with the terms of that facility.
RBC Capital Markets is acting as the sole underwriter of the offering. The underwriter may offer the shares of Matador’s common stock from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices.
When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained free of charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov or from the underwriter of the offering by sending a request to:RBC Capital Markets, Attn: Equity Syndicate, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10281. By telephone (877) 822-4089.