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Southwestern Energy Completes Offering Of 98,900,000 Shares Of Common Stock

SPRING, Texas, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today announced the completion of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 98,900,000 shares of its common stock, with net proceeds from the offering to the company totaling approximately $1,247 million after underwriting discounts and offering expenses.

The net proceeds from the offering will be used to repay $375.0 million of the $750.0 million term loan Southwestern Energy entered into in November 2015 under the Amended and Restated Term Loan Credit Agreement with various lenders and Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent and lender (the "2015 Term Loan"), and the remaining net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund Southwestern Energy's tender offers (the "Tender Offers") to purchase for cash, subject to certain conditions, up to $750.0 million aggregate purchase price, excluding accrued interest, of its 3.30% senior notes due 2018, 7.50% senior notes due 2018 and 4.05% senior notes due 2020, and for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of additional indebtedness outstanding under the 2015 Term Loan, the completion of wells already drilled or the funding of other capital projects. 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 common stock offering dedicated for that purpose, Southwestern Energy may use the remainder of those proceeds for general corporate purposes, including the repayment of additional indebtedness outstanding under the 2015 Term Loan, the completion of wells already drilled or the funding of other capital projects.  Payment of the $375.0 million of the 2015 Term Loan has the effect of extending its maturity to December 14, 2020.

Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup, and Mizuho Securities acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering was made under an effective automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-208074) filed by Southwestern Energy with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Prospective investors should read the prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus included in the registration statement and other documents Southwestern Energy has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Southwestern Energy and the offering. These documents are available at no charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov.

Alternatively, a copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from:

Credit Suisse Securities (USA), LLC
Attn: Prospectus Department
One Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (800) 221-1037
Email: [email protected]

BofA Merrill Lynch
200 North College Street, 3rd Floor
Charlotte, NC 28255-0001
Attn: Prospectus Department
Email: [email protected]

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Toll-Free: (800) 831-9146

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Toll-free 866-803-9204
Email: [email protected]

Mizuho Securities USA Inc.
320 Park Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022-6815
Attn: Equity Capital Markets
(212) 205-7600

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of, or any solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly owned subsidiaries are engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production, natural gas gathering and marketing.

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events, including, but not limited to, anticipated results of operations, business strategies, other aspects of Southwestern Energy's operations or operating results and the use of proceeds of the offering. In many cases you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "project," "estimate," "continue," "potential," "should," "could," "may," "will," "objective," "guidance," "outlook," "effort," "expect," "believe," "predict," "budget," "projection," "goal," "forecast," "target" or similar words. Statements may be forward looking even in the absence of these particular words. Where, in any forward-looking statement, the company expresses an expectation or belief as to future results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, there can be no assurance that such expectation or belief will result or be achieved. The actual results of operations can and will be affected by a variety of risks and other matters including, but not limited to, changes in commodity prices; changes in expected levels of natural gas and oil reserves or production; operating hazards, drilling risks, unsuccessful exploratory activities; limited access to capital or significantly higher cost of capital related to illiquidity or uncertainty in the domestic or international financial markets; international monetary conditions; unexpected cost increases; potential liability for remedial actions under existing or future environmental regulations; potential liability resulting from pending or future litigation; and general domestic and international economic and political conditions; as well as changes in tax, environmental and other laws applicable to the company's business. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting the company's business generally as set forth in the company's filings with the SEC. Unless legally required, Southwestern Energy Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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SOURCE Southwestern Energy Company

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