MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamondback Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:FANG) ("Diamondback " or the "Company") announced today the launch of an underwritten public offering of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, subject to market and other conditions. The underwriters will have an option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 shares of common stock from Diamondback. All of the shares to be sold in the offering will be sold by Diamondback. Diamondback intends to use the net proceeds from this offering and borrowings under its revolving credit facility to fund its recently announced pending acquisitions of additional acreage in Martin County, Texas in the Permian Basin (the "Pending Acquisitions"). To the extent the Pending Acquisitions are not consummated, Diamondback intends to use any remaining net proceeds from this offering to fund a portion of its exploration and development activities and for general corporate purposes, which may include leasehold interest and property acquisitions and working capital. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. When available, copies of the written prospectus for the offering may be obtained from Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Prospectus Department (1-800-221-1037), at One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010. The common stock will be issued and sold pursuant to an effective automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. This offering may only be made by means of a prospectus supplement and related base prospectus.