HOUSTON, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) (the “Company”) today announced the pricing of its public offering (the “Offering”) of $1.15 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes, consisting of a $650 million series of 7.500% senior, unsecured notes due 2026 (the “2026 Notes”) and a $500 million series of 7.750% senior, unsecured notes due 2027 (the “2027 Notes” and, together with the 2026 Notes, the “Notes”). The Notes will be sold to the public at a price of 100.000% of their face value for the 2026 Notes and 100.000% of their face value for the 2027 Notes. The expected settlement date for the Offering is September 25, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
The Company expects to receive net proceeds from the Offering of approximately $1,133,000,000 after deducting the underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use approximately $327 million of the net proceeds from the Offering to repay in full and terminate its 2015 Amended and Restated Term Loan with various lenders and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and lender, and the remaining net proceeds of this Offering, together with cash on hand, to fund the previously announced tender offers to purchase for cash, subject to certain conditions, (i) any and all of the Company’s 4.05% Senior Notes due 2020 (the “2020 Notes”) and (ii) subject to certain limits, up to $100 million of each of the Company’s 4.10% Senior Notes due 2022 and 4.95% Senior Notes due 2025 subject to the applicable priority levels and caps (collectively, the “Tender Offers”). If the Tender Offers are not consummated, or the aggregate amount of securities tendered in the Tender Offers and accepted for payment is less than the net proceeds of the Offering dedicated for that purpose, the Company will use the remainder of the net proceeds for other repayments of indebtedness, subject to the terms of the Company’s credit facilities.
J.P. Morgan Securites LLC; Citigroup Global Markets Inc.; MUFG Securities Americas Inc.; BofA Merrill Lynch; Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc.; Mizuho Securities USA LLC; RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the Offering. The Offering is being made under an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-208074) filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. A prospectus supplement will be filed with the SEC to which this communication relates. Prospective investors should read the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus included in the registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the Offering. These documents are available at no charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus related to the Offering may be obtained from the following firm at the address set forth below: