Pioneer Energy Announces the Completion of a New $175 Million Term Loan and $75 million Asset-Based Lending Facility

Nov 8, 2017

SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Energy Services Corp. (NYSE: PES) today announced that it has closed on the previously announced new $175 million senior secured term loan (the "Term Loan") and a new $75 million senior secured revolving asset-based lending facility (the "ABL Facility"). The proceeds from the financings were used to fully repay and retire the company's prior $150 million revolving credit facility which had an outstanding balance of $101.7 million.

The Term Loan is set to mature in November 2022, or earlier, subject to certain circumstances, incurs interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 775 basis points and includes an asset coverage ratio covenant of 1.5 to 1.0. The ABL Facility is set to expire in November 2022, or earlier, subject to certain circumstances, and incurs interest on any outstanding amounts at a rate of LIBOR plus an applicable margin of 175 basis points to 225 basis points.  Based on the company's receivables and inventory at September 30, 2017, the ABL Facility provides immediate access to approximately $47 million of the $75 million available, which is net of $11.8 million of letters of credit required for insurance collateral.

"This Term Loan combined with the ABL Facility will provide greater financial flexibility and increased liquidity that will allow us to grow as further improvements in the energy markets drive demand for new drilling rigs and production services equipment," said Wm. Stacy Locke, Pioneer's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Looking forward, we plan to maintain capital discipline, and remain committed to a strong balance sheet," Mr. Locke said.

Additional details regarding the Term Loan and the ABL Facility can be found in the Current Report on Form 8-K that we filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 8, 2017.

About Pioneer
Pioneer Energy Services provides well, wireline, and coiled tubing services to producers in the U.S. Gulf Coast, offshore Gulf of Mexico, Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions through its Production Services Segment. Pioneer also provides contract land drilling services to oil and gas operators in Texas, the Mid-Continent and Appalachian regions and internationally in Colombia through its Drilling Services Segment.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

Statements we make in this news release that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not historical fact, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results could differ materially from those we express in the following discussion as a result of a variety of factors, including general economic and business conditions and industry trends, levels and volatility of oil and gas prices, the continued demand for drilling services or production services in the geographic areas where we operate, decisions about exploration and development projects to be made by oil and gas exploration and production companies, the highly competitive nature of our business, technological advancements and trends in our industry and improvements in our competitors' equipment, the loss of one or more of our major clients or a decrease in their demand for our services, future compliance with covenants under debt agreements, including our senior secured revolving asset-based credit facility, our term loan, and our senior notes, as well as any other debt agreements we may enter into in the future, operating hazards inherent in our operations, the supply of marketable drilling rigs, well servicing rigs, coiled tubing and wireline units within the industry, the continued availability of drilling rig, well servicing rig, coiled tubing and wireline unit components, the continued availability of qualified personnel, the success or failure of our acquisition strategy, including our ability to finance acquisitions, manage growth and effectively integrate acquisitions, the political, economic, regulatory and other uncertainties encountered by our operations, and changes in, or our failure or inability to comply with, governmental regulations, including those relating to the environment. We have discussed many of these factors in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, including under the headings "Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in the Introductory Note to Part I and "Risk Factors" in Item 1A. These factors are not necessarily all the important factors that could affect us. Other unpredictable or unknown factors could also have material adverse effects on actual results of matters that are the subject of our forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. We advise our shareholders that they should (1) recognize that important factors not referred to above could affect the accuracy of our forward-looking statements and (2) use caution and common sense when considering our forward-looking statements.


Daniel Petro, CFA

Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations

Pioneer Energy Services Corp.

(210) 828-7689

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SOURCE Pioneer Energy Services Corp.

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