Sanchez Energy Completes Acquisition of New Core Area in the Eagle Ford Shale
HOUSTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) announced today the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Eagle Ford Shale assets from wholly-owned subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell plc with an effective date of January 1, 2014. Including the approximate $51.1 million deposit previously paid, total consideration for the acquisition was approximately $553.5 million, comprised of the $639 million purchase price less approximately $85.5 million in normal and customary closing adjustments. The final purchase price is subject to further customary post-closing adjustments. The transaction was funded from cash on hand from a portion of the net proceeds from our previously issued $850 million senior unsecured 6.125% notes due 2023.
Sanchez Energy separately announced today the closing of its Second Amended and Restated $1.5 billion Credit Agreement, dated as of June 30, 2014, with an elected, available, commitment amount of $425 million. There are no outstanding loans under the amended credit facility.
Tony Sanchez, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sanchez Energy, said: "This strategic acquisition adds significant reserves, production and future resource potential in an area of the Eagle Ford Shale where we have demonstrated an ability to rapidly assimilate and efficiently develop acquired properties. We believe that our recently completed equity and notes capital raises along with our new bank credit facility will leave us in a financial position of considerable strength to execute our plans."
About Sanchez Energy Corporation
Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional resources in the onshore U.S. Gulf Coast, with a current focus on the Eagle Ford Shale where we have assembled approximately 226,000 net acres. The Company also has approximately 57,000 net acres targeting the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. For more information about Sanchez Energy Corporation, please visit our website: www.sanchezenergycorp.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Sanchez Energy expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the company based on management's experience, perception of historical trends and technical analyses, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate and reasonable by management. When used in this press release, the words "will," "potential," "believe," "estimate," "intend," "expect," "may," "should," "anticipate," "could," "plan," "predict," "project," "profile," "model," or their negatives, other similar expressions or the statements that include those words, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Sanchez Energy, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the assumption of unknown liabilities in the acquisition, failure of the acquired assets to produce as anticipated, failure to successfully integrate the acquired assets, the continued production of oil and gas at historical rates, realization of anticipated benefits from the acquisition, costs of operations, delays, and any other difficulties related to producing oil or gas, the price of oil or gas, marketing and sales of produced oil and gas, estimates made in evaluating reserves and resource potential, competition, general economic conditions and the ability to manage and continue growth and other factors described in Sanchez Energy's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and any updates to those risk factors set forth in Sanchez Energy's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Further information on such assumptions, risks and uncertainties is available in Sanchez Energy's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Sanchez Energy's filings with the SEC are available on its website at www.sanchezenergycorp.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and Sanchez Energy undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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Michael G. Long
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sanchez Energy Corporation
Gleeson Van Riet
SVP, Capital Markets & IR
Sanchez Energy Corporation
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