Bakersfield, Calif. — (PRNEWSWIRE) — January 26, 2018 — Berry Petroleum Company, LLC (“Berry”) announced today that, subject to market and other conditions, it intends to offer for sale in a private placement under Rule 144A and Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), to eligible purchasers $350 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Berry’s parent company, Berry Petroleum Corporation.
Berry intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to pay down borrowings under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
The Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in the United States in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons outside of the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes to be offered have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Berry Petroleum Company, LLC
Berry is a privately-held, value-driven independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of conventional oil and natural gas reserves located in the western United States, including California, Utah, Colorado and Texas.
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements represent Berry’s expectations or beliefs concerning future events, and it is possible that the results described in this press release will not be achieved. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the intended use of proceeds and other aspects of the offering. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Berry’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and, except as required by law, Berry does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Berry to predict all such factors.
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC
Todd Crabtree – Manager, Investor Relations