Matador Resources Company (NYSE: MTDR) (“Matador”) announced today that, subject to market conditions, it intends to offer $700 million of senior unsecured notes due 2026 in a private placement to eligible purchasers. Matador intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase for cash, subject to certain conditions, any and all of its outstanding 6.875% senior unsecured notes due 2023 (the “Tender Notes”). The Tender Offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated August 7, 2018. Matador intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds for the redemption of any outstanding Tender Notes, a notice of which has been released by Matador on the date hereof, and for other general working capital needs. The offering is not contingent on the consummation of the Tender Offer or the tender of any minimum amount of Tender Notes.

The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or applicable state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The notes may be resold by the initial purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act.

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 any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Matador Resources Company

Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. Its current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Matador also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. Additionally, Matador conducts midstream operations, primarily through its midstream joint venture, San Mateo Midstream, LLC, in support of its exploration, development and production operations and provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural gas, oil and salt water gathering services and salt water disposal services to third parties.

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