Rosetta Resources Inc. Announces Pricing Of $700 Million Senior Notes Offering

HOUSTON, April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosetta Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:ROSE) (the "Company") announced today the pricing of its public offering of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2021. The notes were priced at par. The sale of the notes is expected to settle on May 2, 2013, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The Company intends to use all of the net proceeds from the proposed notes offering to fund a portion of the consideration for its previously announced acquisition of oil and natural gas assets in the Permian Basin from Comstock Resources, Inc. (the "Acquisition"). If the Acquisition is not consummated by July 15, 2013, or if the purchase and sale agreement is terminated at any time prior to the consummation of the Acquisition, the Company will be required to redeem all of the notes in cash at a redemption price equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption.

J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting J.P. Morgan at 383 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10179, Attention: Syndicate Desk, or by calling (800) 245-8812; Morgan Stanley at 180 Varick Street, Second Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling (866) 718-1649 or by emailing prospectus@morganstanley.com; or Wells Fargo Securities at the following number: (800) 326-5897 or by e-mailing cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com.

When available, an electronic copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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