FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Athlon Energy Inc. (NYSE: ATHL) (“Athlon”) announced today the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 12,875,000 shares of common stock at $40.00 per share. Athlon has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,931,250 shares of Athlon’s common stock at the public offering price. The offering was upsized to 12,875,000 shares from the original offering size of 11,000,000 shares. The offering is expected to close on April 23, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Athlon plans to use all of the net proceeds from this offering, together with net proceeds from a senior notes offering and/or borrowings under its credit agreement to fund the purchase price of pending acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., Barclays Capital Incorporated and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc. are also acting as book-running managers for the offering. Apollo Global Securities, LLC, Simmons & Company International, Stephens Inc., UBS Securities LLC, CIBC World Markets Corp. and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.
The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Goldman, Sachs, & Co.
Attn: Prospectus Department
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
Athlon is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, development and exploitation of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The registration statement may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov under the registrant’s name, “Athlon Energy Inc.” This press release shall 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 prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements represent Athlon’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the results described in this press release will not be achieved. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Athlon’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as required by law, Athlon does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Athlon to predict all such factors. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in the prospectus filed with the SEC in connection with this offering. The risk factors and other factors noted in Athlon’s prospectus could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.