SOURCE: Magnum Hunter Resources

Magnum Hunter Resources

September 06, 2011 06:30 ET

Magnum Hunter Resources Announces Further Expansion of Senior Bank Credit Facilities

Liquidity Sufficient to Fund 100% of 2012 Capex

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 6, 2011) - Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrC) (NYSE Amex: MHR-PrD) (the "Company" or "Magnum Hunter") announced today that the Company has received and accepted an underwritten commitment from the Bank of Montreal ("BMO"), the Company's lead senior bank lender, to expand the availability of its Senior Credit Facilities (the "Senior Credit Facilities") to $250 million from its current level of $187.5 million.

The expansion of the Senior Credit Facilities includes a new Term Loan Facility (the "Term Loan Facility") of $75 million along with the revision of the Company's existing Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility (the "Senior Revolving Facility") to $175 million. The Term Loan Facility will have a maturity of five years. The Term Loan Facility can increase, subject to lender approval, by another $25 million, up to $100 million of availability. The terms of the Senior Revolving Facility will remain substantially the same and the amount under the facility can subsequently increase up to $250 million, subject to semi-annual borrowing base redeterminations and requisite lender approval. Therefore, total combined borrowing capacity under the Senior Credit Facilities can be expanded up to a maximum of $350 million.

As of August 31, 2011, the Company had approximately $151 million of outstanding indebtedness under its existing Senior Revolving Facility. The combination of existing cash and the borrowing capacity under these new Senior Credit Facilities provide Magnum Hunter pro forma liquidity exceeding $110 million. When also including the Company's new Eureka Hunter Credit Facility (see press release dated August 17, 2011), along with existing cash, the Company currently has over $135 million of existing liquidity on a pro forma basis.

Magnum Hunter anticipates closing these new financial commitments prior to the end of September 2011. Closing is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including execution of final documentation. Specific terms and amounts under the Term Loan Facility and Senior Revolving Facility will be reported on appropriate Form 8-Ks to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission subsequent to closing.

About Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and subsidiaries are a Houston, Texas based independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas, primarily in the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, and North Dakota and in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Company is presently active in three of the most prolific shale resource plays in North America, namely the Marcellus Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Williston Basin/Bakken Shale.

For more information, please view our website at http://www.magnumhunterresources.com/

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