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Baker Botts Represents the Underwriters in Vital Energy, Inc.'s $148.5 Million Common Stock Offering


On Sept. 14, 2023, Vital Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (NYSE: VTLE) (“Vital Energy” or the “Company”), announced today the pricing of an upsized underwritten public offering of 2,750,000 shares of its common stock for total gross proceeds (before underwriters’ fees and estimated expenses) of approximately $148.5 million. The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 412,500 additional shares of the Company’s common stock.

The Company intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from this offering and a concurrent offering of senior notes to repay a portion of the borrowings outstanding under its senior secured credit facility and use any excess for general corporate purposes. Pending the use of the net proceeds from this offering as described above, the Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to make short-term liquid investments, at its discretion.

The offering is expected to close on or about September 19, 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.

BofA Securities (“BofA”), Citigroup (“Citi”) and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (“Wells Fargo”) are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Mizuho and Truist Securities are also acting as joint book-running managers.

Baker Botts is representing the underwriters in the offering.

Vital Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Vital Energy’s business strategy is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

The Baker Botts Team:

Corporate: Douglas Getten (Partner, Houston); Garrett Hughey (Senior Associate, Houston); Parker Hinman (Associate, Houston); Austin Lee (Associate, Houston)

Tax: Jon Lobb (Partner, Houston), Phillip Clifton (Associate, Houston)

Environmental: Elizabeth Singleton (Special Counsel, Houston)

Global Projects: Kyle Doherty (Senior Associate, Houston)

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