HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SilverBow Resources, Inc. (NYSE: SBOW) (“SilverBow” or the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock (the “Offering”), which includes 2,250,000 shares being offered by the Company and 750,000 shares being offered by an affiliate of Strategic Value Partners, LLC (the “Selling Stockholder”). The Company and the Selling Stockholder intend to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450,000 shares. The Offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the Offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the Offering.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to repay a portion of the amounts outstanding under its senior secured revolving credit facility (“Credit Facility”) and for general corporate purposes, and will subsequently use borrowings under its Credit Facility and proceeds from its amended second lien notes to fund the purchase price for the Company’s pending acquisition of Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s oil and gas assets in South Texas (the “Chesapeake Acquisition”). The Company will not receive any proceeds from any sale of shares by the Selling Stockholder. The consummation of the Offering is not conditioned upon the completion of the Chesapeake Acquisition and the consummation of the Offering is not a condition to the completion of the Chesapeake Acquisition.
Citigroup, Mizuho and Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. are acting as joint book-running managers for the Offering.
The Offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, which were filed as part of an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on Form S-3. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering, as well as copies of the final prospectus supplement, once available, may be obtained on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by contacting Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (Tel: 800-831-9146); Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Attention: U.S. ECM Desk, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, by telephone at (212) 205-7602 or by email at US-ECM@mizuhogroup.com; or Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C., Attention: Equity Capital Markets, 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2775, New Orleans, LA 70113, or by phone at (504) 584-1231.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities, 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 registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
ABOUT SILVERBOW RESOURCES, INC.
SilverBow Resources, Inc. (NYSE: SBOW) is a Houston-based energy company actively engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk in South Texas. With over 30 years of history operating in South Texas, the Company possesses a significant understanding of regional reservoirs that it leverages to assemble high quality drilling inventory while continuously enhancing its operations to maximize returns on capital invested.
This release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements represent management’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the Offering may not be completed on the terms or timing described in this release or at all. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including those regarding the timing and sizing of the Offering, are forward-looking statements. When used in this report, the words “will,” “expect,” “intend” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, but are not limited to, changes in market conditions, the risk that the Offering will not be consummated on the terms or in the amounts contemplated or otherwise, and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the Offering, as well as the risks and uncertainties discussed in the preliminary prospectus supplement for the Offering and the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing. We undertake no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to any such forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.