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Pioneer Energy Services (PES) today announced that it has amended its existing senior secured revolving credit facility and modified certain covenants to enhance the Company’s financial flexibility.  The new agreement sets the borrowing capacity of the facility at $300 million, a reduction of $50 million from the previous facility, and provides for more flexible financial covenants. Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015, the maximum total consolidated leverage ratio will increase to 4.50 to 1.00 and reach a maximum of 5.50 to 1.00 as of the end of the second quarter of 2016 through the first quarter of 2017.  The ratio will gradually decrease and return to 4.00 to 1.00 by the end of the first quarter of 2018 and thereafter.  The senior consolidated leverage ratio and interest coverage ratio remain unchanged at 2.50 to 1.00.

The amended facility maintains the previous facility’s maturity date of September 22, 2019.  Currently, Pioneer has $110.0 million outstanding and $17.3 million in committed letters of credit under the senior secured revolving credit facility.

Details of the amended agreement can be accessed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today.

About Pioneer

Pioneer Energy Services provides contract land drilling services to oil and gas operators in Texas, the Mid-Continent and Appalachian regions and internationally in Colombia through its Drilling Services Segment. Pioneer also provides well, wireline, and coiled tubing services to producers in the U.S. Gulf Coast, offshore Gulf of Mexico, Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions through its Production Services Segment.