HOUSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) today announces the commencement, subject to market conditions, of an underwritten public offering of 8.0 million shares of its common stock. In addition, Endeavour intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option, solely to cover over-allotments, to purchase up to an additional 1.2 million shares of its common stock.
Endeavour intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to retire all $81.3 million of its 6% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012. Any remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from:
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Attention: Prospectus Department
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: (800) 831-9146
A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website, at www.sec.gov.
This press release is neither an offer to sell, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The proposed offerings will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus. A registration statement, as amended, relating to the securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on February 9, 2010.
Endeavour International Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the production, exploration, development and acquisition of crude oil and natural gas in the U.S. and the North Sea.
Certain statements in this news release should be regarded as "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the securities laws. These statements speak only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to assumptions, risk and uncertainty. Actual results or events may vary materially.
Investors are urged to also consider closely the disclosure in our filings with the SEC, available from our website at www.endeavourcorp.com. Endeavour is also subject to the requirements of the London Stock Exchange and considers the disclosures in this release to be appropriate and/or required under the guidelines of that exchange.
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