FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Athlon Energy Inc. (NYSE: ATHL) (“Athlon”) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 15,789,474 shares of common stock at $20.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on August 2, 2013 under the ticker symbol “ATHL.” In addition, the selling stockholders named in the registration statement have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,368,421 shares of the company’s common stock at the initial public offering price. The offering is expected to close on August 7, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Athlon intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay indebtedness, provide liquidity for use in its drilling program and for general corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions. Athlon will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares by the selling stockholders pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares of common stock.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are also acting as book-running 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:
Attn: Prospectus Department
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Goldman, Sachs, & Co.
Attn: Prospectus Department
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
About Athlon Energy
Athlon Energy 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 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, that 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 Energy 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 our initial public offering. The risk factors and other factors noted in our prospectus could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.