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Pricing of Secondary Public Offering in Centennial Resource Development
London, UK (8 March 2018) - Centennial Resource Development Inc. ("Centennial") (NASDAQ: CDEV) has announced the pricing of the previously announced underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 25,000,000 shares of Class A common stock.
Riverstone Energy Limited ("REL") participated for its proportional share of the offering, resulting in the sale of 4,362,317 shares at a price of $19.50 per share. This will result in gross proceeds to REL of $85,065,182, prior to applicable taxes, expenses and performance fee. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 654,348 shares from REL at the public offering price.
REL originally invested $175 million in Centennial in October 2016 at $10 per share with an additional $93 million in December 2016 at $14.54 per share to fund the acquisition of Silverback Exploration. Following today's transaction, REL has sold 8,708,950 shares for gross proceeds of $172 million, which implies a gross multiple of invested capital of 1.8x and a gross IRR of 55% on REL's investment.
REL retains a substantial holding in Centennial of 15,179,971 shares (excluding the option for underwriters to purchase additional shares).
The offering closed today.
About Riverstone Energy Limited:
REL is a closed-ended investment company that invests exclusively in the global energy industry, with a particular focus on the exploration & production and midstream sectors. REL aims to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Riverstone's energy investment platform. REL is a member of the FTSE 250 and its ordinary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol RSE. REL has 14 active investments spanning conventional and unconventional oil and gas activities in the Continental U.S., Western Canada, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico and credit.
For further details, see www.RiverstoneREL.com
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About Centennial Resource Development, Inc.
Centennial Resource Development, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the development of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Company's assets and operations, which are held and conducted through Centennial Resource Production, LLC, are concentrated in the Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin.
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