Sundance Energy Australia Limited Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering of ADSs

  Sundance Energy Australia Limited Announces Launch of Initial Public   Offering of ADSs  Business Wire  DENVER -- February 5, 2014  Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX: SEA) (“Sundance” or the “Company”) announced today the commencement of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 7,750,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing 20 ordinary shares of the Company. Sundance expects the IPO price to be between $16.50 and $18.50 per ADS. Sundance has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,162,500 ADSs at the offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The Company has applied to list the ADSs on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “SNDE.”  Sundance intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to accelerate its development program, primarily in the Eagle Ford and the Mississippian/Woodford, and for general corporate purposes.  Wells Fargo Securities, Canaccord Genuity and UBS Investment Bank are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Scotiabank / Howard Weil and Simmons & Company International are acting as co-managers.  The offering will be made in the United States only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from:  Wells Fargo Securities Attention: Equity Syndicate Department 375 Park Avenue New York, NY 10152 Telephone: (800) 326-5897 Email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com  Canaccord Genuity Attention: Syndicate Department 99 High Street, 12th Floor Boston, MA 02110 Telephone: (800) 225-6201  UBS Investment Bank Attention: Prospectus Department 299 Park Avenue New York, NY 10171 Telephone: (888) 827-7275.  A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the 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 the registration statement becomes effective.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other 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 other jurisdiction.  About Sundance Energy Australia Limited  Sundance Energy Australia Limited is an independent onshore oil and natural gas company focused on the exploration, development and production of large, repeatable resource plays in North America. Its assets and operations are concentrated primarily in south Texas, north central Oklahoma and central Colorado.  This news release may contain forward-looking statements that reflect Sundance’s current expectations regarding future events, including statements regarding the timing of and listing of American Depositary Shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and the proposed closing date of such offering. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual events could differ materially from those projected herein and depend on a number of factors, including among others, risks impacting the ability of Sundance to complete any public offering of its securities because of general market conditions or other factors. Sundance undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.  Contact:  Sundance Energy Australia Limited United States Eric McCrady, (303) 543-5706 Chief Executive Officer or Media enquiries Rebecca Lawson, +61 2 8256 3332 / 0432 398 122 Mercury Consulting rebecca.lawson@mercuryconsulting.com.au or Australia Mike Hannell, +61 8 8363 0388 Chairman