DENVER, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) ("Antero" or the "Company") announced today the pricing of its private placement to eligible purchasers of $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of 5.375% senior unsecured notes due 2021 at par. The offering is expected to close on November 5, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
Antero estimates that it will receive net proceeds of approximately $987.1 million, of which it intends to use $549.6 million to finance the redemption of the Company's outstanding 9.375% senior notes due 2017 (the "2017 notes"). Antero intends to use the remaining net proceeds to (i) repay in full the Company's $25.0 million 9.0% senior note due 2013, (ii) repay the outstanding borrowings under the Company's credit facility and (iii) fund the Company's drilling and development program.
The securities to be offered have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the "Securities Act"), or any state securities laws; and unless so registered, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The notes are expected to be eligible for trading by qualified institutional buyers in the United States under Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.
This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act, and is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.
Antero Resources is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the exploitation, development and acquisition of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
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