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Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock


DENVER, January 28, 2013 - Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE: BCEI) (the "Company") today announced that it has commenced a public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock, which are being offered by Project Black Bear, LP, the selling stockholder (the "Selling Stockholder") pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 15, 2013. The Selling Stockholder will grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares.  The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the common stock sold by the Selling Stockholder.

Credit Suisse and Raymond James will act as joint book-running managers for the offering, KeyBanc Capital Markets, BMO Capital Markets and Scotiabank / Howard Weil will serve as senior co-managers for the offering, and Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, Wunderlich Securities, Societe Generale, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, C.K. Cooper & Company, Miller Tabak, KLR Group and IBERIA Capital Partners L.L.C. will serve as co-managers for the offering. 

An investor may obtain a free copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at When available, a copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering also may be obtained from:

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Attn: Prospectus Department
One Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 1-800-221-1037

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
880 Carillon Parkway
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716
Phone: 1-800-248-8863

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy common stock or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering of these securities may be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and the related base prospectus.

About Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in oil and natural gas exploration and production in the United States. The company's assets and operations are concentrated primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and in southern Arkansas. The company's common shares are listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BCEI.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release are intended as "forward-looking statements." These statements include assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events, particularly the consummation of the transactions described above. The Company cautions that actual future results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. Specifically, the Company cannot assure you that the proposed transactions described above will be consummated on the terms the Company currently contemplates, if at all. Information concerning these and other factors can be found in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, which can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's web site at

Any forward-looking statements made in this press release speak only as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this press release, even if the Company's expectations or any related events, conditions or circumstances change. The Company is not responsible for any changes made to this release by wire or Internet services.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Ryan Zorn
Vice President - Finance

Mr. James Masters
Investor Relations Manager

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Source: Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE


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