Gulfport Public Offering of 1 Million Shares of Common Stock
Gulfport Energy Corporation (NasdaqGS:GPOR) announced that it has priced a public offering of 1,000,000 shares of its common stock at $22.00 per share to the public. A stockholder has granted the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 150,000 shares of Gulfport's common stock at the public offering price less the underwriting discount. Gulfport will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholder. Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. acted as the sole underwriter for the offering.
Gulfport intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the outstanding indebtedness under its revolving credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. Gulfport intends to continue to borrow under this credit facility to fund its recently expanded 2007 drilling program and for general corporate purposes.
The offering is expected to close on July 25, 2007, subject to customary closing conditions. The common stock will be issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and be available on the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplement and the related base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C., 639 Loyola Avenue, Suite 2775, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy shares of Gulfport's common stock, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering of these securities may be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and the related base prospectus.
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