Ultra Petroleum Corp. Announces Pricing of $850 Million Senior Note Offering

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ -- Ultra Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: UPL) today announced the pricing of its private placement of $850.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.125% senior unsecured notes due 2024 at par. The size of the offering was increased from the previously announced $700.0 million aggregate principal amount.


The securities were offered pursuant to exemptions from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The offering is expected to close into escrow on September 18, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, and is subject to release from escrow upon the closing of Ultra's previously-announced Pinedale field acquisition. Ultra intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund a portion of the purchase price of its recently announced Pinedale field acquisition. If the Pinedale field acquisition is not completed within sixty days of the issue date of the securities or the purchase and sale agreement for the Pinedale field acquisition is terminated earlier, the company will be required to redeem all of the securities at a redemption price of 100% of the issue price, plus accrued and unpaid interest to the redemption date. The securities have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws; and, unless so registered, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any other applicable state securities laws. The securities may be resold by the initial purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This notice is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the Securities Act, and is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities. There shall not be any sale of the notes or any other securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under applicable laws. 

About Ultra Petroleum

Ultra Petroleum Corp. is an independent energy company engaged in domestic natural gas and crude oil exploration, development and production. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the ticker symbol "UPL".        

This notice includes "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. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including opinions, forecasts, projections or other statements that address activities, events or developments which may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements in this notice are reasonable, we can give no assurance such expectations will prove to have been correct. Certain risks and uncertainties in our business are set forth in our filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission ("SEC"), particularly in the section entitled "Risk Factors" included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and from time to time in other filings made by us with the SEC. These risks and uncertainties include our ability to complete the Pinedale acquisition, our ability to integrate any properties we acquire into our existing business, the timing and extent of changes in prices for oil and gas, the condition of the capital markets generally, as well as our ability to access the capital markets, the timing and extent of our success in discovering, developing, producing and estimating reserves, the effects of weather and government regulation, availability of oil field personnel, services, drilling rigs and other equipment, and other important factors listed in the reports we file with the SEC which could cause our actual results to differ materially from any projections projected listed in the reports filed by the company with the SEC.

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SOURCE Ultra Petroleum Corp.

For further information: Kelly L. Whitley, Director, Investor Relations, Phone: 281-582-6602, Email: kwhitley@ultrapetroleum.com, http://www.ultrapetroleum.com