SM Energy Company Announces Early Results And Extension Of Early Tender Time Of The Exchange Offers And Consent Solicitations

DENVER, May 13, 2020 – — SM Energy Company (“SM Energy” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SM) today announced that it has extended the date by which early tenders must be received for its previously announced offers to all Eligible Holders (as defined below) to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”) any and all of its outstanding notes listed in the table below (together, the “Old Notes”) for newly issued senior secured notes listed in the table below (together, the “New Notes”), in each case upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the confidential offering memorandum and consent solicitation statement, dated April 29, 2020, as supplemented by Supplement No. 1 to the Offering Memorandum, dated May 5, 2020 (as so supplemented, the “Offering Memorandum”).

As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 12, 2020 (the “Early Tender Time”), approximately $243.5 million of Old Notes had been tendered in the Exchange Offers. Accordingly, based on results to date, approximately $307.2 million principal amount of Senior Secured Second Lien Notes would be outstanding upon closing of the Exchange Offers, including $172.5 million principal amount of our outstanding 1.50% Senior Convertible Notes due 2021.

The Company also announced it has extended the Early Tender Time for each Exchange Offer to be the Expiration Time. Therefore, the deadline for tendering Old Notes in order to receive the consideration listed in the table below has been extended from 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 12, 2020 to 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of May 27, 2020. 

Title of Old Notes being

Tendered


CUSIP Number / ISIN


Principal Amount of

New Notes per $1,000

Principal Amount of Old

Notes Tendered


New Notes Offered

6.125% Senior Notes due 2022


78454LAK6 / US78454LAK61


$650


10.00% Senior Secured Notes

due October 15, 2023

5.000% Senior Notes due 2024


78454LAH3 / US78454LAH33


$500


10.00% Senior Secured Notes

due January 15, 2025

5.625% Senior Notes due 2025


78454LAL4 / US78454LAL45


$500


10.00% Senior Secured Notes

due June 1, 2026

6.750% Senior Notes due 2026


78454LAN0 / US78454LAN01


$500


10.00% Senior Secured Notes

due January 15,2027

6.625% Senior Notes due 2027


78454LAP5 / US78454LAP58


$500


10.00% Senior Secured Notes

due January 15,2027

Except as described herein, the complete terms and conditions of the Exchange Offers and the Consent Solicitations remain the same as set forth and detailed in the Offering Memorandum, copies of which were previously distributed to eligible holders of the Old Notes. Withdrawal rights expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 12, 2020 and tendered Old Notes may no longer be withdrawn.

The Exchange Offers are being made, and the New Notes are being offered and issued, only (a) in the United States to holders of Old Notes who are reasonably believed to be “qualified institutional buyers” (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”)) and (b) outside the United States to holders of Old Notes who are persons other than U.S. persons in reliance upon Regulation S under the Securities Act.  The holders of Old Notes who have certified to the Company that they are eligible to participate in the Exchange Offers pursuant to at least one of the foregoing conditions are referred to as “Eligible Holders.”  Only Eligible Holders who have completed and returned an eligibility letter, available from the information agent, may receive and review the Offering Memorandum or participate in the Exchange Offers.  Eligible Holders of the Old Notes who desire to obtain and complete an eligibility form should contact the information agent and exchange agent, D.F. King & Co., Inc., at (866) 620-2536 (toll-free) or (212) 269-5550 (for banks and brokers), email [email protected] or online at www.dfking.com/smenergy.

Eligible Holders of the Old Notes are urged to carefully read the Offering Memorandum before making any decision with respect to the Exchange Offers and the Consent Solicitations. None of the Company, the dealer managers, the trustee with respect to the Old Notes, the trustee with respect to the New Notes, the information and exchange agent or any affiliate of any of them makes any recommendation as to whether Eligible Holders of the Old Notes should exchange their Old Notes for New Notes in the Exchange Offers, and no one has been authorized by any of them to make such a recommendation. Eligible Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender Old Notes and, if so, the principal amount of Old Notes to tender.

The New Notes and the Exchange Offers have not been and will not be registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act, or any state or foreign securities laws. The New Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States or for the account or benefit of any U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The Exchange Offers and the Consent Solicitations are not being made to Eligible Holders of Old Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events, or developments that the Company expects, believes, or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,” “budget,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “plan,” “project,” “will,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, among other things, the completion of the Exchange Offers, the redemption of the Old Notes, the completion of the Consent Solicitations and the effectiveness of extending the Early Tender Time.  Such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by SM Energy in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments, and other factors that SM Energy believes are appropriate under the circumstances.  These statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause SM Energy’s actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Some of these risks are described in the “Risk Factors” section in Part I, Item 1A of SM Energy’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and Part II of SM Energy’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or performance may be materially different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak as of the date of this press release.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

SM Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the state of Texas. 

SM ENERGY INVESTOR CONTACT

Jennifer Martin Samuels, [email protected], 303-864-2507

SOURCE SM Energy Company

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