TEXT-S&P says Gulfport Energy ratings unchanged by note add-on

Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:39pm EST

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Dec 18 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that its 'B-'
corporate credit rating and 'CCC+' issue-level rating on Gulfport Energy Corp.
 are unchanged by Gulfport's announcement yesterday that it will issue
9,000,000 shares of common stock and launch a $50 million add-on to its 7.75%
senior notes due 2020. Net proceeds from the equity offering and the add-on will
be used primarily to fund the acquisition of approximately 30,000 net acres in
the Utica Shale from Windsor Ohio LLC for about $300 million. 

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Gulfport Energy Corp.
  Corporate credit rating                  B-/Negative/--
  $300 mil. 7.75% sr unsec notes due 2020  CCC+
   Recovery rating                         5
 

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