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Rice Energy Inc. (RICE) (“Rice Energy”) today announced that, subject to market conditions, it intends to offer $400 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2023 in a private placement to eligible purchasers.

Rice Energy intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures. The securities to be offered have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended, (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 applicable state securities laws. The notes are expected to be eligible for trading by qualified institutional buyers in the United States under Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S.

This press release 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 and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a sale of, the notes or any other securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

About Rice Energy

Rice Energy Inc. is an independent natural gas and oil company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties in the Appalachian Basin. For more information, please visit