HOUSTON, TEXAS, Sept. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Halcón Resources Corporation (NYSE: HK) ("Halcón" or the "Company") today announced the commencement of an underwritten secondary offering of 35,000,000 shares of its common stock offered by EnCap Energy Capital Fund VIII L.P. (the "Selling Shareholder"). The underwriters will also have a 30-day option to purchase up to 5,250,000 additional shares (100% secondary) of common stock from the Selling Shareholder. Halcón will not sell any shares or receive any proceeds from the offering. On a fully diluted basis, the Selling Shareholder owns, as of the date hereof through its interest in HALRES LLC, 102,666,667 common shares representing in the aggregate approximately 32% of Halcón's diluted common shares. After giving effect to the offering on a fully diluted basis and assuming no exercise of the underwriter's option to purchase additional shares, the Selling Shareholder will own, through its interest in HALRES LLC, 67,666,667 shares of the Company's common stock, representing approximately 21% of Halcón's diluted share count. The Selling Shareholder will retain approximately 66% of its original interest in the Company on a fully diluted basis. Barclays, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan are acting as the joint book-running managers of the offering. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 134 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Any offer, if at all, will be made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from: Barclays c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions 1155 Long Island Avenue Edgewood, NY 11717; firstname.lastname@example.org; (888) 603-5847 Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prospectus Department 200 West Street New York, NY 10282; email@example.com; (866) 471-2526 J.P. Morgan c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions 1155 Long Island Avenue Edgewood, NY 11717; (866) 803-9204 The registration statement relating to the foregoing has previously been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective upon filing. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the shares of common stock or any other securities, nor will there be any sale of the shares of common stock or any other 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.