Anadarko Announces Private Placement of Notes

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) will receive proceeds of $500 million from a private placement of senior unsecured notes yielding 5.24 percent. The senior notes will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. The senior notes are expected to be eligible for trading under Rule 144A.

Anadarko intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay borrowings under its 364-day term loan agreement, which were used to finance its acquisitions of Kerr-McGee Corporation and Western Gas Resources, Inc.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction.