Rosetta Resources Inc. Announces $450 Million Senior Notes Offering

HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosetta Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:ROSE) (the "Company") announced today it intends to offer $450 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2022, subject to market and other conditions.

The Company intends to use all of the net proceeds from the proposed notes offering to repay all of the borrowings outstanding under the Company's revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

Wells Fargo Securities, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Wells Fargo Securities at 550 South Tryon Street, 7 th Floor MAC D1086-070, Charlotte, North Carolina, Attention: Client Support, or by calling (800) 326-5897 or by emailing a request to: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com; Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 by calling (800) 831-9146 or by emailing a request to: BATProspectusdept@citi.com; J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 by calling (866) 803-9204; or 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.

When available, an electronic copy of the preliminary 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.

Rosetta Resources Inc. is an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition and development of onshore unconventional resource plays in the United States of America. The Company owns well-delineated positions in the Eagle Ford area in South Texas and in the Permian Basin. Rosetta is based in Houston, Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which give the Company's current expectations or forecasts of future events based on currently available information. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, such as expectations regarding the closing of the notes offering. The assumptions of management and the future performance of the Company are subject to a wide range of business risks and uncertainties, and there is no assurance that these statements and projections will be met. Factors that could affect the Company's business include those detailed in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize (or the consequences of such a development changes), or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those forecasted or expected. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by law.
CONTACT: Investor Contact:         Antoinette D. (Toni) Green         Manager, Investor Relations & Competitor Analysis         Rosetta Resources Inc.         info@rosettaresources.com

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