SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, CVR Refining, LLC and Coffeyville Finance Inc. (the "issuers"), have commenced an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of second lien senior secured notes due 2022. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20071203/CVRLOGO) The notes will be secured by substantially the same assets that secure the outstanding 10.875% second lien senior secured notes due 2017 (the "2017 notes") issued by Coffeyville Resources, LLC and Coffeyville Finance Inc., subject to exceptions, until such time that the 2017 notes have been discharged in full. The issuers intend to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the purchase of the outstanding 9.0% first lien senior secured notes due 2015 (the "2015 notes") issued by Coffeyville Resources, LLC and Coffeyville Finance Inc. pursuant to a tender offer and consent solicitation which commenced today. If any or all of the 2015 notes are not purchased in the tender offer, the issuers may use a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to finance the redemption, defeasance or discharge of the 2015 notes. This news release does not constitute a notice of redemption or an obligation to issue a notice of redemption. The issuers intend to use any remaining proceeds for general corporate purposes. The notes will be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and the rules promulgated thereunder. The offering of the notes is subject to market and other conditions and there can be no assurance that the offering will be consummated on the terms described above or at all.