Miller Energy Resources, Inc. (NYSE: MILL) (the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of a newly-designated series of preferred stock, designated as its 10.75% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “Series C Preferred Stock”). The Company will file an application to list the Series C Preferred Stock on the New York Stock Exchange. MLV & Co., Maxim Group LLC, Williams Financial Group, and National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:NHLD), are acting as underwriters to offer and sell the Series C Preferred Stock, on a “best efforts” basis. MLV and Maxim Group will be acting as Joint Book-Running Managers and Williams Financial Group and National Securities Corporation as Co-managers for the offering. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes. The offering will be made pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other 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 other jurisdiction. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, when available. Copies of the prospectus and accompanying preliminary prospectus supplement relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting: MLV & Co. LLC, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Attention: Randy Billhardt, Email: email@example.com; Telephone: (212) 542-5882. Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, 2 nd FL, New York, NY 10174, Attention Paul LaRosa, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: (212) 895-3695. About Miller Energy Resources, Inc. Miller Energy Resources, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company that utilizes seismic data and other technologies for geophysical exploration and development of oil and gas wells in the Appalachian region of East Tennessee and in south central Alaska. During fiscal 2012, we continued to develop our oil and gas operations which we acquired from Pacific Energy Resources in December 2009 through a bankruptcy proceeding, including onshore and offshore production and processing facilities, the offshore Osprey platform, and approximately 700,000 lease or exploration license acres of land, along with hundreds of miles of 2-D and 3-D geologic seismic data, miscellaneous roads, pads, pipelines and facilities. Our mission is to grow a profitable exploration and production company for the long-term benefit of our shareholders by focusing on the development of our reserves, continued expansion of our oil and natural gas properties and increase in our production and related cash flow.
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Miller Energy Resources, Inc.'s 10.5% Series D Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock were yielding above the 17% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $2.625), with shares changing hands as low as $15.25 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 15.24% in the "Oil & Gas Exploration & Production" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.
The most recent short interest data was recently released by the NASDAQ for the 11/28/2014 settlement date, and Miller Energy Resources, Inc. is one of the most shorted stocks of the Russell 3000, based on 16.60 "days to cover" versus the median component at 6.85.