Calfrac announces closing of US$150 million add-on offering of Senior Notes

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CALGARY , Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Calfrac Well Services Ltd. ("Calfrac") (TSX-CFW) announced today that Calfrac Holdings LP ("Calfrac Holdings"), a Delaware limited partnership which is indirectly wholly owned by Calfrac, has closed a private offering of US$150 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.50% senior notes due 2020 (the "notes").  Fixed interest on the notes is payable on June 1 and December 1 of each year.  The notes will mature on December 1, 2020.   Calfrac Holdings intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay indebtedness under Calfrac's credit facilties that was incurred in connection with Calfrac's previously announced acquisition of all of the operating assets of Mission Well Services, LLC.

The notes have been offered to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and outside the United States to persons other than U.S. persons, in reliance on Regulation S under that Act. The offer and sale of the notes will not be registered under the Securities Act, and the notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes, and there shall not be any sale of the notes 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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws.  The use of any of the words "expect", "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "may", "will", "project", "should", "believe", "plans", "intends" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. More particularly and without limitation, this press release contains forward-looking statements and information concerning the offering of the notes by Calfrac Holdings. Although Calfrac believes that the expectations on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements and information as Calfrac cannot give any assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements and information address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, prevailing economic conditions; commodity prices; sourcing, pricing and availability of raw materials, component parts, equipment, suppliers, facilities and skilled personnel; dependence on major customers; uncertainties in weather and temperature affecting the duration of the service periods and the activities that can be completed; health, safety and environmental risks; commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations; marketing and transportation; loss of markets; environmental risks; competition; incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; failure to obtain required regulatory and other approvals; and changes in legislation, including but not limited to tax laws, royalties and environmental regulations.

Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks and uncertainties is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other risk factors that could affect Calfrac's operations or financial results are included in Calfrac's annual information form and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com). The forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and Calfrac does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

SOURCE Calfrac Well Services Ltd.

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Douglas R. Ramsay
Chief Executive Officer
Telephone:  (403) 266-6000
Fax:  (403) 266-7381

Tom J. Medvedic
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: (403) 266-6000
Fax: (403) 266-7381

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