HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oil States International, Inc. ("Oil States" or the "Company") (NYSE:OIS) announced today the pricing of its private placement to eligible purchasers of $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.125% senior unsecured notes due 2023. The offering size was increased to $400 million from the previously announced $300 million. The notes will be issued at 100% of par to yield 5.125% to maturity. The offering is expected to close on December 21, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. Oil States intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay all outstanding borrowings under its U.S. revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes. The securities offered have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws; and unless so registered, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The senior unsecured notes were and will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act, and is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.