WPX Energy Announces Pricing of Senior Unsecured Notes

TULSA, Okla.--()--WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) announced today that it has priced an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2024, which will carry an interest rate of 5.25 percent. The notes were sold to the public at par.

WPX plans to use proceeds from the offering to repay borrowings under its revolving credit facility and to pay related transaction fees and expenses. The offering is expected to close on Sept. 8, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., RBS Securities Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Form S-3 and available for review on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the senior notes referred to above. An offering of any such securities will be made only by means of a prospectus forming a part of the effective registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement thereto and other related documents.

Any such documents shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.

Copies of these documents can be obtained from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 550 South Tryon Street, 7th Floor, MAC D1086-070, Charlotte, NC, 28202, or via phone at 1-800-326-5897, or by email at cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by calling (800) 831-9146 or by email at prospectus@citi.com; RBS Securities Inc. toll-free at 866-884-2071; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (888) 603-5847, or by email at Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, toll-free at 1-800-294-1322 or by email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Ave. New York, NY 10179 or calling collect at 212-834-4533.

About WPX Energy, Inc.

WPX Energy is an independent exploration and production company formed during a spinoff two years ago. Overall, WPX has more than 30 years of experience in its sector along with more than 40 local, state and federal awards for efficiency, innovation and corporate social responsibility.

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the company. Statements regarding future drilling and production are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the exploration for and development and production of oil and gas. These risks include, but are not limited to, the volatility of oil, natural gas and NGL prices; uncertainties inherent in estimating oil, natural gas and NGL reserves; drilling risks; environmental risks; and political or regulatory changes. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by WPX Energy on its website or otherwise. WPX Energy does not undertake and expressly disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are urged to consider carefully the disclosure in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available from us at WPX Energy, Attn: Investor Relations, P.O. Box 21810, Tulsa, Okla., 74102, or from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Contacts

WPX Energy
Media Contact:
Kelly Swan, 539-573-4944
or
Investor Contact:
David Sullivan, 539-573-9360

Release Summary

WPX Energy has priced an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2024, which will carry an interest rate of 5.25 percent.

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Contacts

WPX Energy
Media Contact:
Kelly Swan, 539-573-4944
or
Investor Contact:
David Sullivan, 539-573-9360