February 26, 2013 at 16:05 PM EST
SandRidge Energy, Inc. Closes Sale Of Permian Basin Assets And Announces Redemption Of Senior Notes

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) (the "Company") today announced that it has closed the sale of its Permian Basin properties, excluding assets associated with SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER), to Sheridan Holding Company II, LLC for total cash proceeds of $2.6 billion.  The effective date of the sale is January 1, 2013.  During the fourth quarter of 2012, the divested properties produced approximately 23 MBoe per day. The Company expects to use proceeds of the sale to reduce debt, as described below, fund capital expenditures and for general corporate purposes.

The Company also announced that it has initiated a process to redeem all of its outstanding 9.875% Senior Notes due 2016, which have an aggregate principal amount outstanding of $365,500,000, and all of its 8% Senior Notes due 2018, which have an aggregate principal amount outstanding of $750,000,000 (collectively, the "Notes").  Each series of Notes is being redeemed for a redemption price of 100.00% of the principal amount thereof, plus a premium as of the redemption date as well as accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes at that time.  The redemption date for the Notes is March 28, 2013. 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This communication may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described for a variety of reasons that are outside the control of the Company.  Actual results could differ materially from those discussed above.  Important factors that could affect performance and cause results to differ materially from management's expectations are described in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 27, 2012, as updated on its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2012, filed on November 9, 2012, and as may be further updated from time to time in the Company's SEC filings, which are available through the web site maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.  The Company's forward-looking statements in this communication are based on management's current views and assumptions regarding future events and speak only as of their dates.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by the federal securities laws.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT

On January 18, 2013 the Company filed with the SEC  a definitive consent revocation statement in connection with the consent solicitation by TPG-Axon Partners, LP, TPG-Axon Management LP, TPG-Axon Partners GP, L.P., TPG-Axon GP, LLC, TPG-Axon International, L.P., TPG-Axon International GP, LLC, Dinakar Singh LLC, Dinakar Singh, Stephen C. Beasley, Edward W. Moneypenny, Fredric G. Reynolds, Peter H. Rothschild, Alan J. Weber and Dan A. Westbrook (the "TPG-Axon Consent Solicitation"), and has mailed the definitive consent revocation statement and a form of WHITE consent revocation card to stockholders of the Company entitled to execute, withhold or revoke consents relating to the TPG-Axon Consent Solicitation.  STOCKHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THE CONSENT REVOCATION STATEMENT, which is available now, AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.  Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the consent revocation statement and other documents (when available) filed with the SEC by the Company through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov

CERTAIN INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICIPANTS

The Company and certain of its directors and executive officers are participants in the solicitation of consent revocations from the Company's stockholders in connection with the TPG-Axon Consent Solicitation.  Stockholders may obtain information regarding the names, affiliations and interests of the Company's directors and executive officers in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, which was filed with the SEC on February 27, 2012, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the first three fiscal quarters of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, filed on May 7, 2012, August 6, 2012 and November 9, 2012, respectively, and its definitive consent revocation statement, which was filed with the SEC on January 18, 2013.  These documents can be obtained free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

About SandRidge Energy, Inc.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with its principal focus on exploration and production. SandRidge and its subsidiaries also own and operate gas gathering and processing facilities and CO2 treating and transportation facilities and conduct marketing and tertiary oil recovery operations. In addition, Lariat Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SandRidge, owns and operates a drilling rig and related oil field services business. SandRidge focuses its exploration and production activities in the Mid-Continent, Gulf of Mexico, west Texas and Gulf Coast. SandRidge's internet address is www.sandridgeenergy.com.

SandRidge Energy Contact:

Kevin R. White
Senior Vice President
SandRidge Energy, Inc.
123 Robert S. Kerr Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
+1 (405) 429-5515

SOURCE SandRidge Energy, Inc.

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