SM Energy and Mitsui Announce Eagle Ford Transaction Closing Status

Oct. 14, 2011

SM Energy Company
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

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SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd., the parent of Mitsui E&P Texas LP, today jointly announce that SM Energy and Mitsui E&P Texas LP have mutually agreed to extend the outside date for closing of their previously announced agreement concerning a 12.5% working interest in SM Energy's non-operated Eagle Ford position to December 23, 2011. This extension will allow the parties to continue efforts to satisfy outstanding closing conditions.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Mitsui's current assumptions, expectations and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause Mitsui's actual results, financial position or cash flows to be materially different from any future results, financial position or cash flows expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to above include, but are not limited to, those contained in Mitsui's latest Annual Securities Report and Quarterly Securities Report, and Mitsui undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
This announcement is published in order to publicly announce specific facts stated above, and does not constitute a solicitation of investments or any similar act inside or outside of Japan, regarding the shares, bonds or other securities issued by us.


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