Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (“Cobalt”) announced the initial public offering of 63,000,000 shares of its common stock at $13.50 per share. The shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on December 16, 2009 under the ticker symbol “CIE.” The underwriters have the option to purchase from Cobalt up to an additional 9,450,000 shares of common stock, on the same terms and conditions, to cover over-allotments, if any.

Cobalt intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and other resources available to it to fund its capital expenditures, and in particular Cobalt’s drilling and exploration program through 2011, and its related operating expenses, and for general corporate purposes.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Credit Suisse, Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY, 10010 or by calling (800) 221-1037, from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004 or by calling (866) 471-2526, or from J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., via Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Ave, Edgewood, New York, 11717, or by calling (866) 803-9204.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described above, nor shall there be any sale of such shares of common stock 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.

About Cobalt 

Cobalt is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focusing on the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico and offshore Angola and Gabon. Cobalt was formed in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 — that is, statements related to future, not past, events. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “will” or other similar words. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that ultimately may not prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. For further discussion of risks and uncertainties, individuals should refer to Cobalt’s SEC filings. Cobalt undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.


Cobalt International Energy, Inc.
Jeff Starzec, +1 (713) 579-9129
Associate General Counsel

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