Energy XXI Commences Concurrent Stock Offerings

Energy XXI has commenced, subject to market conditions, concurrent underwritten public offerings of 90 million shares of its common stock and $75 million (750,000 shares) of convertible perpetual preferred stock. The Company also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 13.5 million additional shares of its common stock and 75,000 additional shares of its preferred stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from these offerings to fund its previously announced acquisition of certain Gulf of Mexico shelf oil and natural gas interests from MitEnergy Upstream LLC, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Neither of the offerings is contingent upon the consummation of the other offering.