OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) ("Gulfport") today announced that it proposes to offer, subject to market conditions and other factors, $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.750% senior notes due 2020 (the "Notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. On October 17, 2012 and December 21, 2012, Gulfport completed two private placements of an aggregate of $300 million principal amount of its 7.750% senior notes due 2020. The Notes and the notes originally issued in October and December 2012 will be treated as a single class of debt securities under the same indenture. Gulfport expects to use the net proceeds of the current Notes offering to repay the current outstanding borrowings under its secured revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including the funding of a portion of its 2014 and 2015 capital development plans. The Notes will be general unsecured senior obligations of Gulfport, will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of Gulfport's subsidiaries and will pay interest semi-annually. The Notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. About Gulfport Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast. In addition, Gulfport holds a significant acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada through its 25% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC and has an equity interest in Diamondback Energy, Inc., a Nasdaq Global Select Market listed company.