DENVER, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bill Barrett Corporation (the "Company") (NYSE: BBG) today announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 15,525,000 shares of its common stock (the "common stock"), which includes the full exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase 2,025,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments. Net proceeds from the sale of common stock, including as a result of the option exercise, after deducting fees and estimated expenses, were approximately $109.7 million.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include development, deleveraging, or future acquisitions.
The offering was made by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by sending a request to: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, email: email@example.com.
J.P. Morgan acted as sole book running manager, and Deutsche Bank Securities and Scotia Howard Weil acted as co-managers, for the common stock offering.
This press 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 of these securities would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
ABOUT BILL BARRETT CORPORATION
Bill Barrett Corporation, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, develops oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statements in this news release related to the Company's public offering of common stock, including the use of proceeds from the offering, and all other statements other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The Company urges you to carefully review and consider the cautionary statements made in this press release, the registration statement, the "Risk Factors" section of the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 2, 2016, and other filings with the SEC for further information on risks and uncertainties that could affect the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations, which are incorporated by this reference as though fully set forth herein. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance occurring after the date of this release or currently unknown facts or conditions or the occurrence of unanticipated events. All forward looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
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