HOUSTON, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE: PXP) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $500 million of Senior Notes due 2019 in an underwritten public offering. The offering will be made under PXP's shelf registration statement, which became effective immediately upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 5, 2010.
Net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to repay amounts outstanding under PXP's senior revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including the redemption of all $76.9 million aggregate principal amount of PXP's Senior Notes due 2017 that remain outstanding.
This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption of the Senior Notes due 2017. Notice of redemption, if and when given, will be made separately in accordance with the terms of the Senior Notes due 2017.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as book-running managers of the offering. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: High Yield Syndicate, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10179 (phone: (800) 245-8812 and e-mail: HY_syndicate@jpmorgan.com); Barclays Capital Inc., Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (phone: (888) 603-5847 and e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org); BMO Capital Markets Corp., Attention: Maya Patel, High Yield Syndicate, 3 Times Square, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10036 (phone: (800) 414-3627 and e-mail: email@example.com); Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, (phone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org); Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., Attention: Fixed Income Syndicate, 165 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10006 (phone: (800) 372-3930); and Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Client Support, MAC D1086-070, South Tryon Street, 7th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202 (phone: (800) 326-5897 and e-mail: email@example.com).
An electronic copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov.
This press release does 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.
PXP is an independent oil and gas company primarily engaged in the activities of acquiring, developing, exploring and producing oil and gas in California, Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. PXP is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains forward-looking information regarding PXP that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor "forward-looking statements" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that PXP expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These include statements regarding:
* size, timing and completion of the proposed offering,
* capital and credit market conditions, and
* other matters that are discussed in PXP's filings with the SEC.
These statements are based on our current expectations and projections about future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Please refer to our filings with the SEC, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, for a discussion of these risks.
All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and you should not place undue reliance on these statements without also considering the risks and uncertainties associated with these statements and our business that are discussed in this press release and our other filings with the SEC. Moreover, although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that we will attain these expectations or that any deviations will not be material. Except as required by law, we do not intend to update these forward-looking statements and information.
SOURCE Plains Exploration & Production Company