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RNS Number : 1132A
Riverstone Energy Limited
18 December 2014

Riverstone Holdings LLC to Acquire Additional Interests in Castex Energy


December 18, 2014


HOUSTON, NEW YORK and LONDON - December 18, 2014 - Riverstone Holdings LLC ("Riverstone") today announced an incremental commitment and investment in Castex Energy of approximately $150 million, comprised of approximately $100 million from Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund V ("Fund V") and approximately $50 million from Riverstone Energy Limited ("REL").  The investment makes Riverstone the largest investor in Castex Energy 2005, L.P. ("Castex 2005").  Castex 2005 has operations in South Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico Shelf, with more than 130 mmcfe/d of production, and is an affiliate of Castex Energy 2014, LLC, which was formed by Riverstone and Castex management in September 2014.  Castex 2005 and Castex 2014 are both managed by Castex Energy, Inc., which has a 27 year operating history in exploration and development in South Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico Shelf.


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About Riverstone Holdings LLC


Riverstone is an energy and power-focused private investment firm founded in 2000 by David M. Leuschen and Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr. with approximately $27 billion of equity capital raised.  Riverstone conducts buyout and growth capital investments in the exploration & production, midstream, oilfield services, power and renewable sectors of the energy industry.  With offices in New York, London, Houston and Mexico City, the firm has committed approximately $28 billion to 113 investments in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.


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.  The company is uniquely positioned to benefit from the large number of investment opportunities being driven by the North American energy revolution and the continued growth in global energy demand.  REL aims to capitalize 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. To date, REL has invested in nine energy companies spanning conventional and unconventional oil and gas activities in the Gulf of Mexico, the Continental U.S. and Western Canada.


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For Riverstone Energy Limited

Alfredo Marti


John Cosgrove




Andrew Mitchell

Robin Wrench



Castex Energy, Inc.:

Matthew Brogdon, Executive Vice President




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