Hyperdynamics Prices Public Offering of Common Stock

Mar 25, 2011, 07:06 ET from Hyperdynamics Corporation

HOUSTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY) today announced that its public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock has priced at $5.00 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $125,000,000.  The Company has granted the underwriter a 45 day option to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.  Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, a subsidiary of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: RODM) has acted as sole book running manager for the offering.

The Company intends to use the proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes and working capital, including an exploratory well drilling program offshore Guinea beginning in 2011.

The Company expects to close the transaction, subject to customary conditions, on or about March 30, 2011.  This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any offer or 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 such jurisdiction.  The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Rodman & Renshaw, LLC, Prospectus Department, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, telephone: 212-430-1710 or email: prospectus@rodm.com.

About Hyperdynamics

Hyperdynamics is an emerging independent oil and gas exploration and production company that is exploring for oil and gas offshore the Republic of Guinea in West Africa.  To find out more, visit our website at www.hyperdynamics.com.  

Forward Looking Statements

This news release and the Company's website referenced in this news release contain forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding Hyperdynamics Corporation's future plans and expected performance that are based on assumptions the Company believes to be reasonable. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "estimates", "plans", "may increase", "may result", "will result", "may fluctuate" and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including without limitation, funding and exploration efforts, fluctuations in oil and gas prices and other risk factors described from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the issuance of this news release or to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect to these forward looking statements.

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Contacts:

Dennard Rupp Gray & Lascar, LLC

Ken Dennard, Managing Partner

Jack Lascar, Partner

(713) 529-6600

Anne Pearson, Sr. Vice President

(210) 408-6321

SOURCE Hyperdynamics Corporation



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