Rosetta Resources, Inc.

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Rosetta Resources Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

HOUSTON, April 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rosetta Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:ROSE) (the "Company") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering of 7,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock at $42.50 per share. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,050,000 shares of common stock. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund a portion of the consideration for its previously announced acquisition of oil and natural gas assets in the Permian Basin from Comstock Resources, Inc. (the "Acquisition") and to repay amounts outstanding under the Company's revolving credit facility. Any remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The sale of our common stock is expected to settle on April 23, 2013, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling (800) 221-1037 or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com or BofA Merrill Lynch at 222 Broadway, New York, New York 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com.

When available, an electronic copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may also be obtained at no charge at the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release does 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 jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Rosetta Resources Inc. is an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition and development of onshore energy resources in the United States of America. The Company holds a leading position in the Eagle Ford area in South Texas, one of the nation's largest unconventional resource plays. The Company is based in Houston, Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which give the Company's current expectations or forecasts of future events based on currently available information. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts, such as expectations regarding the closing of the equity offering and the completion of the proposed Acquisition. The assumptions of management and the future performance of the Company are subject to a wide range of business risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the Acquisition may not close, and there is no assurance that these statements and projections will be met. Factors that could affect the Company's business include those detailed in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize (or the consequences of such a development changes), or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those forecasted or expected. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Don O. McCormack
         Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer
         Rosetta Resources Inc.
         info@rosettaresources.com

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