Noble Energy Announces Pricing Of Common Stock Offering
HOUSTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) announced today that it has priced a public offering of 21,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $47.50 per share. Net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to repay all outstanding borrowings under the Company's credit facility and for general corporate purposes. The Company has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 3,150,000 shares of its common stock. The offering is expected to close on March 3, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus if you request them by contacting: Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (866) 471-2526, or by emailing [email protected]; or J.P. Morgan, via Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York, 11717, by calling: (866) 803-9204, or by emailing [email protected].
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any such 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 any such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to the securities has been filed and became effective February 7, 2013.
Noble Energy is a leading independent energy company engaged in worldwide oil and gas exploration and production. The Company has core operations onshore in the U.S., primarily in the DJ Basin and Marcellus Shale, in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Eastern Mediterranean, and offshore West Africa.
This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities law. Words such as "anticipates", "believes," "expects", "intends", "will", "should", "may", and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect Noble Energy's current views about future events. They include estimates of oil and natural gas reserves, estimates of future production, assumptions regarding future oil and natural gas pricing, planned drilling activity, future results of operations, projected cash flow and liquidity, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this news release will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include, without limitation, the volatility in commodity prices for crude oil and natural gas, the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves, the ability to replace reserves, environmental risks, drilling and operating risks, exploration and development risks, competition, government regulation or other actions, the ability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals and other risks inherent in Noble Energy's business that are discussed in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and in other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. Noble Energy does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances, management's estimates, or opinions change.
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