DENVER, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today announced that it intends, subject to market conditions, to publicly offer $650 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2022 in a registered underwritten offering. Net proceeds from the offering will be used to purchase its $350 million aggregate principal amount of 7 1/8% Senior Notes due 2017 and for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility. Announced separately today, concurrently with this offering, Cimarex commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of the outstanding $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 7 1/8% Senior Notes due 2017. Cimarex currently intends to call for redemption any 7 1/8% Senior Notes due 2017 not tendered in the tender offer. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering will be made pursuant to an effective registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Form S-3 and available for review on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the senior notes referred to above. An offering of any such securities will be made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement thereto and other related documents. Any such documents shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any such 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 any such state or jurisdiction. Copies of these documents can be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179, attention: High Yield Syndicate, or via phone at 1-800-245-8812, or by e-mailing HY_syndicate@jpmorgan.com; or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. at 100 Plaza One, Floor 2, Jersey City, NJ 07311, attention: Prospectus Department; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 550 South Tryon Street, 7th Floor, MAC D1086-070, Charlotte, NC, 28202, by calling (800) 326-5897 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, this announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Senior Notes due 2017.