Continental Resources, Inc. Announces 5% Senior Notes Exchange Offer

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CLR) announced today that it has commenced a registered exchange offer to exchange up to $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of its 5% Senior Notes due 2022 which have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Exchange Notes"), for up to $1.2 billion of its outstanding 5% Senior Notes due 2022, which were issued on August 16, 2012 in a private placement (the "Private Notes").

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The sole purpose of the exchange offer is to fulfill the Company's obligations with respect to the registration of the Private Notes.  Pursuant to a registration rights agreement entered into by the Company in connection with the sale of the Private Notes, the Company agreed to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a registration statement relating to an exchange offer pursuant to which Exchange Notes, containing substantially identical terms to the Private Notes, would be offered in exchange for Private Notes that are tendered by the holders of those notes (the "Exchange Offer").

The Exchange Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 13, 2012, unless extended.  Private Notes tendered pursuant to the Exchange Offer may be withdrawn at any time prior to the expiration date by following the procedures set forth in the prospectus pertaining to the Exchange Offer (the "Exchange Offer Prospectus").

The terms of the Exchange Offer are contained in the Exchange Offer Prospectus and related letter of transmittal.  Requests for assistance or for copies of the Exchange Offer Prospectus and related letter of transmittal should be directed to the exchange agent, Wilmington Trust, National Association, c/o Wilmington Trust Company, Corporate Capital Markets, Rodney Square North, 1100 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19890-1626, Attention: Sam Hamed, Telephone: (302) 636-6181.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell any securities or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.  The Exchange Offer will be made only by means of a written prospectus.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking information that is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control.  Other than historical facts included in this press release, all information regarding strategy, future operations, drilling plans, estimated reserves, future production, estimated capital expenditures, projected costs, the potential of drilling prospects and other plans and objectives of management are forward-looking information.  All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.  Although the Company believes that the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved.  Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated due to many factors, including oil and natural gas prices, industry conditions, drilling results, uncertainties in estimating reserves, uncertainties in estimating future production from enhanced recovery operations, availability of drilling rigs and other services, availability of crude oil and natural gas transportation capacity, availability of capital resources and other factors listed in reports we have filed or may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.

CONTACTS: Continental Resources, Inc.            

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Warren Henry, VP Investor Relations

Kristin Miskovsky, VP Public Relations

405-234-9127

405-234-9480

Warren.Henry@CLR.com

Kristin.Miskovsky@CLR.com

 

SOURCE Continental Resources



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