Arena Resources Completes Stock Offering

Arena Resources, Inc. has completed its sale of 2,050,000 shares of its common stock through a registered direct offering for $49.00 per share with selected institutional investors, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $95.3 million.

Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC acted as lead, book running placement agent for the offering with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Capital One Southcoast, Inc., C.K. Cooper & Company and Pritchard Capital Partners, LLC acting as co-placement agents.

The common shares were issued pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the final prospectus supplement relating to this offering may be obtained from Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, 142 West 57th Street, 18th Floor, New York, New York 10019.

Arena intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for debt repayment, drilling and development of its current properties, capital expenditures and general working capital.