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Continental Resources Announces Redemption Of 7 3/8% Senior Notes Due 2020 And 7 1/8% Senior Notes Due 2021
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLR) (the "Company") announced today that it will redeem all of its outstanding 7 3/8% Senior Notes due 2020 (the "2020 Notes") and 7 1/8% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "2021 Notes") on November 10, 2016, the redemption date for both the 2020 Notes and 2021 Notes.

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The redemption price for the 2020 Notes will be equal to 102.458% of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date of November 10, 2016 in accordance with the terms of the 2020 Notes and the related indenture under which the 2020 Notes were issued. The aggregate principal amount of the 2020 Notes outstanding is $200 million.

The redemption price for the 2021 Notes will be equal to 103.563% of the principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date of November 10, 2016 in accordance with the terms of the 2021 Notes and the related indenture under which the 2021 Notes were issued. The aggregate principal amount of the 2021 Notes outstanding is $400 million.

John Hart, Chief Financial Officer, commented, "We are pleased to announce the Company is calling its 2020 Notes and 2021 Notes totaling $600 million.  We expect to fund the redemptions from proceeds of our 2016 completed and pending asset divestitures. Once these bonds are redeemed, we expect total outstanding debt to be approximately $6.6 billion, down from approximately $7.2 billion at June 30, 2016.  We will continue to consider options to further reduce debt while increasing cash flow from operations."

Additional information concerning the terms and conditions of the redemptions are fully described in the notices distributed to holders of the 2020 Notes and 2021 Notes. Beneficial holders with any questions about the redemptions should contact their respective brokerage firm or financial institution.

Cautionary Statement for the Purpose of the "Safe Harbor" Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements included in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including, but not limited to, forecasts or expectations regarding the Company's business and statements or information concerning the Company's future operations, performance, financial condition, production and reserves, schedules, plans, timing of development, rates of return, budgets, costs, business strategy, objectives, and cash flows are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, the words "could," "may," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project," "budget," "plan," "continue," "potential," "guidance," "strategy," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.

Forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions about future events and currently available information as to the outcome and timing of future events. Although the Company believes these assumptions and expectations are reasonable, they are inherently subject to numerous business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control. No assurance can be given that such expectations will be correct or achieved or that the assumptions are accurate. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, commodity price volatility; the geographic concentration of our operations; financial market and economic volatility; the inability to access needed capital; the risks and potential liabilities inherent in crude oil and natural gas drilling and production and the availability of insurance to cover any losses resulting therefrom; difficulties in estimating proved reserves and other reserves-based measures; declines in the values of our crude oil and natural gas properties resulting in impairment charges; our ability to replace proved reserves and sustain production; the availability or cost of equipment and oilfield services; leasehold terms expiring on undeveloped acreage before production can be established; our ability to project future production, achieve targeted results in drilling and well operations and predict the amount and timing of development expenditures; the availability and cost of transportation, processing and refining facilities; legislative and regulatory changes adversely affecting our industry and our business, including initiatives related to hydraulic fracturing; increased market and industry competition, including from alternative fuels and other energy sources; and the other risks described under Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors and elsewhere in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, registration statements and other reports filed from time to time with the SEC, and other announcements the Company makes from time to time.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which such statement is made. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this press release occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly correct or update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances after the date of this report, or otherwise.

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SOURCE Continental Resources