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Apache Prices $2 Billion Notes Offering

HOUSTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) said today that it has priced $2 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes in a public offering comprising $1.2 billion principal amount of 2.625% notes due in 2023 and $800 million principal amount of 4.25% notes due in 2044.

Apache intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay outstanding commercial paper borrowings and for general corporate purposes.

Net proceeds to Apache, after deducting the underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by Apache, are expected to be approximately $1.97 billion. The offering is expected to close on December 3, 2012, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Joint book-running managers for the offering are BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, BMO Capital Markets, BNP PARIBAS, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Securities, HSBC, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, Mizuho Securities, RBC Capital Markets, RBS, UBS Investment Bank and Wells Fargo Securities.

This news 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 jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

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