Newfield Closes $550 Million Notes Offering



Newfield Exploration has closed the sale of $550 million aggregate principal amount of its 6 5/8-percent Senior Subordinated Notes due 2016.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to redeem its 8 3/8-percent Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 ($250 million aggregate principal amount outstanding plus redemption premium of approximately $20 million). In addition, the proceeds would go toward general corporate purposes, including a portion of Newfield's 2006 capital program.

Newfield also announced that it had notified those holding its 8 3/8-percent Senior Subordinated Notes due 2012 that it would redeem the notes on May 3.

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