Pogo Announces $300 Million Offering of Senior Subordinated

Pogo Producing Company (NYSE: PPP) intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $300 million of Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 in a private offering. Pogo intends to use net proceeds from the sale of the notes to reduce outstanding senior indebtedness under its revolving credit facility.

The notes 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, 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.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.