Berry Petroleum to Offer $200 Million in Senior Notes

Berry Petroleum Company (NYSE:BRY) intends to publicly offer, subject to market and other customary conditions, $200 million aggregate principal amount of senior subordinated notes due 2016, under its effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Berry expects to complete the offering on or about October 24, 2006.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co., will act as joint book-running managers for the notes offering. A registration statement relating to the proposed offering will be filed with the SEC. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained on the SEC website at Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the prospectus supplement if you request it by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. at 270 Park Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10017, attention Syndicate Desk.

Berry Petroleum is an independent energy company headquartered in Bakersfield, California. The Company is engaged in the production, development, acquisition, exploitation of, and exploration for crude oil and natural gas primarily in California, Utah and Colorado.

This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the senior subordinated notes referred to above. An offering of any such securities will be made only by means of a prospectus. Any such prospectus shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.