Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) (“Pioneer” or “the Company”) today announced that it is commencing a public offering of 8 million shares of its common stock. Citigroup, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets are acting as the joint book-running managers on the offering. The Company also expects to grant the underwriters an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 1.2 million shares of the Company’s common stock . Pioneer expects to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including the acceleration of horizontal appraisal drilling in the northern portion of the Company’s highly prospective Wolfcamp/Spraberry acreage position in West Texas. Pending such use, a portion of the net proceeds will be used to repay the outstanding borrowings under the Company’s credit facility, with the remaining proceeds to be invested in money-market funds or U.S. treasuries. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained by sending a request to:
|(i)||Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Ave., Edgewood, NY 11717; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Toll-Free: (800) 831-9146, or|
|(ii)||Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282; by email at email@example.com; or (866) 471-2526, or|
|(iii)||J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Ave., Edgewood, NY 11717; or Toll-Free: (866) 803-9204, or|
|(iv)||RBC Capital Markets, Attention: Equity Syndicate, Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281-8098; or (877) 822-4089.|
Pioneer is a large independent oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with operations in the United States.Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this news release related to Pioneer's public offering of common stock are forward-looking statements that are made in reliance on the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements of Pioneer are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause Pioneer's actual results in future periods to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. These and other risks are described in Pioneer's annual, quarterly and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, Pioneer may be subject to currently unforeseen risks that may have a materially adverse effect on it. Pioneer undertakes no duty to publicly update these statements except as required by law.