FORT WORTH, Texas, May 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quicksilver Resources Inc. (NYSE:KWK) today announced the commencement of an exchange offer for its outstanding 11.000% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "old notes"). Quicksilver originally issued an aggregate principal amount of $325 million of the old notes, which form a single series, in a private offering on June 21, 2013.
In connection with the sale of the old notes, Quicksilver entered into a registration rights agreement in which it undertook to offer to exchange the old notes for new notes (the "new notes") registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-4, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), holders of the old notes will be able to exchange the old notes for new notes in an equal principal amount. The new notes are substantially identical to the old notes, except that the new notes have been registered under the Securities Act and will not bear any legend restricting transfer. The registration rights and additional interest provisions pertaining to old note holders will also not apply to the new notes.
The exchange offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 30, 2014, unless extended or terminated. Tenders of old notes must be made before the exchange offer expires and may be withdrawn any time prior to expiration of the exchange offer.
The terms of the exchange offer are set forth in a prospectus dated May 2, 2014. Documents related to the offer, including the prospectus and the associated letter of transmittal, have been filed with the SEC, and may be obtained from the exchange agent, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., c/o The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, 111 Sanders Creek Parkway, East Syracuse, NY 13057, Attn: Adam DeCapio, telephone (315) 414-3360.
This announcement is neither an offer to buy nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the company's securities. The exchange offer is being made only pursuant to the exchange offer documents, which have been filed with the SEC, and include the prospectus and letter of transmittal that are being distributed to holders of the old notes.
About Quicksilver Resources
Fort Worth, Texas-based Quicksilver Resources is a publicly traded independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and gas, primarily from unconventional reservoirs including shales and coal beds in North America. Quicksilver's Canadian subsidiary, Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc., is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Quicksilver's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KWK." For more information about Quicksilver Resources, visit www.qrinc.com.
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This list of factors is not exhaustive, and new factors may emerge or changes to these factors may occur that would impact our business. Additional information regarding these and other factors may be contained in our filings with the SEC, especially on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, including any amendments thereto. All such risk factors are difficult to predict, and are subject to material uncertainties that may affect actual results and may be beyond our control. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances except to the extent required by applicable law.
All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements.
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