El Paso Offers Common Stock

El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) has agreed to issue 35,700,000 shares of its Common Stock to Banc of America Securities LLC. The shares are being offered by Banc of America Securities LLC under El Paso's shelf registration statement.

El Paso intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay debt under its El Paso Exploration & Production Company bank credit facility and any net excess, if any, for general corporate purposes.

The Offering is being made only by means of a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, a copy of which may be obtained from Banc of America Securities LLC, Capital Markets (Prospectus Fulfillment) by e-mail to dg.prospectus_distribution@bofasecurities.com or by mail to Banc of America Securities LLC, Capital Markets Operations, 100 West 33rd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities nor shall there be any sale of these securities 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. This offering of shares of common stock may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus.

El Paso Corporation provides natural gas and related energy products in a safe, efficient, and dependable manner. The company owns North America's largest natural gas pipeline system and one of North America's largest independent natural gas producers.