ProFrac Holding Corp. Completes Acquisition of Performance Proppants and Upsize of ABL Credit Facility

WILLOW PARK, Texas, Feb. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ProFrac Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: ACDC) ("ProFrac" or the "Company") announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Performance Proppants, making it the largest in-basin proppant producer serving the Haynesville. ProFrac acquired Performance Proppants for approximately $475 million, consisting of $469 million in cash and the remainder in shares of ProFrac Class A common stock.

Ladd Wilks, ProFrac's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "This transaction greatly enhances ProFrac's vertical integration strategy and demonstrates our commitment to the Haynesville, which we believe is a significant source of long-term opportunity. Additionally, it makes the Company the largest provider of in-basin sand in North America. With four mines totaling 10.4 million tons per year of high-quality proppant production capacity serving the core of the Haynesville, ProFrac will be well positioned to secure supply for our fleets, enhance fleet utilization and add additional value to our customers."

Matt Wilks, ProFrac's Executive Chairman, added, "Currently we are supplying less than one third of the sand pumped by our fleets. Our leading in-basin mine footprint across the Permian, Eagle Ford and Haynesville creates a substantial opportunity for us to grow the share of internally sourced proppant that we pump for our customers. With 22.6 million tons of annual production capacity strategically located in key markets, we believe we can deliver reduced overall completion costs for our customers while expanding the profitability of our fleets."

Additionally, ProFrac entered into the Fourth Amendment to the ABL Credit Facility (the ABL Credit Facility as amended by the Fourth Amendment, the "Amended Credit Facility"). Under the Amended Credit Facility, the aggregate Maximum Revolver Amount was increased from $280 million to $400 million.

In connection with the Performance Proppants acquisition, ProFrac borrowed approximately $298 million under the Amended Credit Facility, leaving total availability of roughly $79 million, including letters of credit. Immediately prior to this draw, there were no amounts outstanding under the Amended Credit Facility with the exception of outstanding letters of credit.

Piper Sandler & Co. served as exclusive financial advisor to ProFrac and Winston & Strawn and Lowenstein Sandler LLP served as ProFrac's legal advisors, all in connection with the acquisition of Performance Proppants. Brown Rudnick LLP acted as legal counsel to ProFrac in connection with the Amended Credit Facility. Stephens & Company served as exclusive financial advisor to Performance Proppants, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP served as Performance Proppants' legal counsel.

About ProFrac Holding Corp.

ProFrac Holding Corp. is a growth-oriented, vertically integrated and innovation-driven energy services company providing hydraulic fracturing, completion services and other complementary products and services to leading upstream oil and gas companies engaged in the exploration and production ("E&P") of North American unconventional oil and natural gas resources. Founded in 2016, the Company was built to be the go-to service provider for E&P companies' most demanding hydraulic fracturing needs. ProFrac is focused on employing new technologies to significantly reduce "greenhouse gas" emissions and increase efficiency in what has historically been an emissions-intensive component of the unconventional E&P development process. For more information, please visit the Company's website,

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