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Baker Botts Represents Underwriters in $1.05 Billion IPO of Rice Energy



HOUSTON, January 31, 2014 -- On January 29, 2014, Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) closed its $1.05 billion initial public offering of 50 million common shares at a price to the public of $21 per share. RICE offered 30 million shares, while the selling stockholder — NGP Holdings — offered 20 million shares. The company won’t receive any proceeds from shares sold by NGP Holdings.

Barclays, Citigroup, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Wells Fargo Securities, BMO Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Comerica Securities, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., Capital One Securities, FBR, Scotiabank/Howard Weil, Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. and Sterne Agee served as the underwriters in the offering.

Baker Botts represented the underwriters in this transaction.

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