Horizon Offshore Completes Private Placement of Stock

Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Horizon Offshore, Inc. recently completed a private placement of restricted shares of common stock with several accredited investors. The company issued 52,650,000 common shares at $0.38 per share raising $20,007,000 before deducting commissions and other expenses. The net proceeds from the private placement will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. Energy Capital Solutions acted as the company's placement agent in connection with this private placement. The company also announced that it had contemporaneously exchanged $8,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 8% subordinated notes for non-interest bearing convertible notes that are convertible into shares of the company's common stock at $0.38 per share until December 31, 2005. The company also has offered those holders of its 8% subordinated notes who did not participate in the exchange and hold approximately $5.2 million the opportunity to convert their notes into common stock on the same terms as the private placement.

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