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Matador Resources Company Announces Closing of Offering of $750 Million of Senior Notes Due 2026

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Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) ("Matador") announced today that
it has closed its previously announced private offering of $750 million
of 5.875% senior unsecured notes due 2026. The notes were issued at par.
Matador received net proceeds from this offering of approximately $740
million, after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and estimated
offering expenses.

Matador used a portion of the net proceeds from the offering to fund its
previously announced tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase for
cash, subject to certain conditions, any and all of its outstanding
6.875% senior unsecured notes due 2023 (the "Tender Notes"). The Tender
Offer was made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase dated August 7, 2018.
Matador intends to use the remainder of the net proceeds for the
redemption of any outstanding Tender Notes, a notice of which was
released by Matador on August 7, 2018, and for other general working
capital needs.

The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the "Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws and
may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or
an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the
Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The notes may be
resold by the initial purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S
under the Securities Act.

This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 135c under the
Securities Act, and is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an
offer to buy any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of
these securities 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 Matador Resources Company

Matador is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration,
development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources
in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and
other unconventional plays. Its current operations are focused primarily
on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring
plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.
Matador also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and
the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and
East Texas. Additionally, Matador conducts midstream operations,
primarily through its midstream joint venture, San Mateo Midstream, LLC,
in support of its exploration, development and production operations and
provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural
gas, oil and salt water gathering services and salt water disposal
services to third parties.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. "Forward- looking
statements" are 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 expected
future business and financial performance, and often contain words such
as "could," "believe," "would," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate,"
"expect," "may," "should," "continue," "plan," "predict," "potential,"
"project," "hypothetical," "forecasted" and similar expressions that are
intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all
forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Such
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements
about the intended use of offering proceeds and other statements that
are not historical facts. Actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements, and such
forward-looking statements may not prove to be accurate. These
forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties,
including, but not limited to, the following risks related to financial
and operational performance: general economic conditions; Matador's
ability to execute its business plan, including whether its drilling
program is successful; changes in oil, natural gas and natural gas
liquids prices and the demand for oil, natural gas and natural gas
liquids; its ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop current
reserves; costs of operations; delays and other difficulties related to
producing oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids; its ability to make
acquisitions on economically acceptable terms; its ability to integrate
acquisitions; availability of sufficient capital to execute its business
plan, including from future cash flows, increases in its borrowing base
and otherwise; weather and environmental conditions; the operating
results of Matador's midstream joint venture's expansion of the Black
River cryogenic processing plant; the timing and operating results of
the buildout by Matador's midstream joint venture of oil, natural gas
and water gathering and transportation systems and the drilling of any
additional salt water disposal wells; and other important factors which
could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated
or implied in the forward-looking statements. For further discussions of
risks and uncertainties, you should refer to Matador's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the "Risk
Factors" section of Matador's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and
any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Matador undertakes no
obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events
or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release, except
as required by law, including the securities laws of the United States
and the rules and regulations of the SEC. 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.

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