Crescent Energy Announces Rating Agency Upgrade

Achieves Two BB- Unsecured Notes Ratings and Expects Inclusion in the BB High Yield Index

Crescent Energy Company (NYSE: CRGY) today announced that its credit ratings were upgraded by S&P. Crescent’s credit ratings were also upgraded by Moody’s earlier this year.

  • Standard & Poor's Global Ratings upgraded Crescent’s issuer credit rating to B+ and its senior unsecured notes rating to BB- with a stable outlook earlier today;
  • Moody’s Investors Services upgraded Crescent’s corporate rating to Ba3 and its senior unsecured notes rating to B1 with a stable outlook in January of 2023; and
  • Fitch Ratings maintains Crescent’s issuer credit rating at B+ and its senior unsecured notes rating at BB- with a stable outlook.

Crescent CEO David Rockecharlie said, “We are pleased that the rating agencies have recognized the strength of our business and our consistent execution since entering the bond market just over two years ago. During that time, we’ve doubled the size of our business through opportunistic acquisitions and have maintained a strong focus on financial strength and low leverage. Through our performance, we expect to compare favorably with our BB industry peers and maintain the goal of achieving investment grade credit ratings in the future.”

About Crescent Energy

Crescent is a well-capitalized, U.S. independent energy company with a portfolio of proven, low-decline assets across the lower 48 states that generate substantial cash flow supported by a predictable base of production. Crescent’s leadership team is a proven team of investment, financial and industry professionals. Together, they have executed a consistent strategy for more than a decade. The Company’s mission is to invest in energy assets and deliver better returns through strong operations and stewardship. For additional information, please visit

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