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Concho Resources Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Concho Resources Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes08:13 EST Wednesday, March 07, 2012 MIDLAND, Texas (Business Wire) -- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (“Concho”) today announced that it intends, subject to market conditions, to publicly offer $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2022. The senior unsecured notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by all of Concho's current subsidiaries. Concho intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the outstanding balance under its credit facility. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the senior unsecured notes offering. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus if you request them by contacting J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY, 10179, Attention: Syndicate Desk, or by calling (800) 245-8812; or BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY, 10080, Attention: Preliminary Prospectus Department, by calling (800) 294-1322 or by sending an email to dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 550 South Tryon Street, 7th Floor, MAC D1086-070, Charlotte, NC, 28202, by calling (800) 326-5897 or by sending an email to cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com. This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement, as amended, relating to the securities has been filed and became effective September 9, 2009. Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements The foregoing contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 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. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company's future financial position, liquidity and capital resources, operations, performance, business strategy, returns, capital expenditure budgets, oil and natural gas reserves, number of identified drilling locations, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, potential financing, levels of production, drilling program, derivative activities, costs and other guidance included in this press release. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management's experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the factors discussed or referenced in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's most recent Form 10-K filing and risks relating to sustained or further declines in the prices we receive for our oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of our capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under our credit facility; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of our operations in the Permian Basin of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from our commodity price risk management program; shortages of oilfield equipment, services and qualified personnel and increases in costs for such equipment, services and personnel; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses; uncertainties about our ability to successfully execute our business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about our ability to replace reserves and economically develop our current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically or in the jurisdictions in which we operate; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning our assumed or possible future results of operations; our existing indebtedness; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. About Concho Resources Inc. Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties. The Company's operations are focused in the Permian Basin of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Concho Resources Inc.Price Moncrief, 432-683-7443Director of Corporate Development