PITTSBURGH, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Resource Finance Corporation and Atlas Energy Holdings Operating Company, LLC (together, the "Issuers") announced today the extension of the offer to exchange up to $250,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of the Issuers' 9.25% Senior Notes due 2021 that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, for a like principal amount of the Issuers' outstanding unregistered 9.25% Senior Notes due 2021. The exchange offer will now expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 29, 2014, unless further extended. The Issuers are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ARP) ("ARP").
The terms and conditions of the exchange offer are set forth in the Issuers' prospectus dated March 28, 2014.
The exchange offer had been scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Friday, April 25, 2014. As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 25, 2014, the Issuers had been advised that $249,821,000, or approximately 99.9%, of outstanding unregistered 9.25% Senior Notes due 2021 had been validly tendered to the exchange agent by the holders thereof.
The exchange agent for the offer is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Corporate Trust Operations, Northstar East Building - 12th Floor, 608 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55402. Eligible institutions may make requests by facsimile at (612) 667-6282.
This news 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 registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ARP) is an exploration & production master limited partnership which owns an interest in over 13,000 producing natural gas and oil wells, located primarily in Appalachia, the Barnett Shale (TX), the Raton Basin (NM) and Black Warrior Basin (AL). ARP is also the largest sponsor of natural gas and oil investment partnerships in the U.S. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasresourcepartners.com, or contact Investor Relations at [email protected].
Atlas Energy, L.P. (NYSE: ATLS) is a master limited partnership which owns all of the general partner Class A units and incentive distribution rights and an approximate 37% limited partner interest in its upstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Additionally, Atlas Energy owns and operates the general partner of its midstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., through all of the general partner interest, all the incentive distribution rights and an approximate 6% limited partner interest. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasenergy.com, or contact Investor Relations at [email protected].
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