Viper Energy Partners LP, a Subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc., Prices Upsized $500 Million Offering of 5.375% Senior Notes
Viper Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: VNOM) (“Viper”), a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (“Diamondback”), announced today that it has priced at par an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2027 (the “Notes”), representing a $100 million upsize from the previously announced size of the offering.
The Notes are being sold to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to certain non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act (the “Notes Offering”). The Notes will be issued under a new indenture and will rank equally with Viper’s other senior indebtedness. The Notes Offering is expected to close on October 16, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. Net proceeds to Viper from the Notes Offering will be approximately $492 million. Viper intends to loan the proceeds from the Notes Offering to Viper Energy Partners LLC (the “Viper Operating Company”). The Viper Operating Company will use the proceeds from the Notes Offering to repay outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility.
The Notes will be senior unsecured obligations of Viper, initially will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Viper Operating Company, Viper’s sole subsidiary, and will pay interest semi-annually. Neither Viper’s parent Diamondback nor Viper’s general partner will guarantee the Notes. In the future, each of Viper’s restricted subsidiaries that either (1) guarantees any of its or a guarantor’s other indebtedness or (2) is a domestic restricted subsidiary and is an obligor with respect to any indebtedness under any credit facility will be required to guarantee the Notes.
The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. Viper is under no obligation, and has no intention, to register the Notes under the Securities Act or any state securities laws in the future.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities nor shall there be any sale of these 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.