Jones Energy, Inc. Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jones Energy, Inc. announced today the commencement of its initial public offering of 14,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock, at an anticipated initial public offering price between $17 and $19 per share, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In connection with the offering, the underwriters will be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,100,000 shares of Class A common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions. Jones Energy, Inc. has been approved to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "JONE," subject to official notice of issuance.

J.P. Morgan, Barclays and Wells Fargo Securities will act as joint book-running managers of the offering. Jefferies, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. and Citigroup will act as senior co-managers and Capital One Southcoast, Credit Agricole CIB, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Morgan Stanley, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Stifel will act as co-managers of the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described above, nor shall there be any sale of the 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.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus for the offering, when available, may be obtained from:

J.P. Morgan
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, New York 11717
Telephone: (866) 803-9204

c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, New York 11717
Telephone: (888) 603-5847

Wells Fargo Securities
Attn: Equity Syndicate Department
375 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10152
Telephone: (800) 326-5897

You may also obtain it free of charge by visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at under the registrant's name, "Jones Energy, Inc."

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including, among others, our business plans may change as circumstances warrant and securities of Jones Energy, Inc. may not ultimately be offered to the public because of general market conditions or other factors.


Jones Energy, Inc. is a privately-held independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma.

Jones Energy, Inc.
Robert J. Brooks, 512-328-2953
Executive Vice President & CFO

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Texas


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