Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) (“Pioneer” or “the Company”) today announced the closing of the previously announced public offering of 10,350,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (which includes 1.35 million shares resulting from the underwriters’ exercise of their option to purchase additional shares) at a price to the public of $128.00 per share. Pioneer received total gross proceeds (before underwriters’ discounts and commissions and estimated expenses) of $1.32 billion from the entire transaction. 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. Citigroup, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. A copy of the final prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from the following addresses:
|(i)||Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Ave., Edgewood, NY 11717; by email at email@example.com; or Toll-Free: (800) 831-9146, or|
|(ii)||Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 expected use of proceeds from the public stock offering 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.