updated 12/9/2010 2:15:21 AM ET 2010-12-09T07:15:21

HOUSTON, Dec. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LINN Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) announced today that it plans to make a public offering of 10,000,000 units of its limited liability company interests pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3ASR filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. LINN Energy will grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 units. Net proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to reduce debt under the Company's revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.

RBC Capital Markets, Barclays Capital, Citi, UBS Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, Credit Suisse, and Raymond James will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. When available, a copy of the prospectus supplement and the base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from:

RBC Capital Markets, LLC  UBS Investment Bank 
Attn: Equity Syndicate Attn: Prospectus Department 
Three World Financial Center 299 Park Avenue 
200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor New York, NY 10171 
New York, NY 10281-8098 Phone: (888) 827-7275
Phone: (212) 428-6670  
  Wells Fargo Securities
Barclays Capital Attn: Equity Syndicate Dept. 
c/o Broadridge, Integrated Distribution Services                                    375 Park Avenue 
1155 Long Island Avenue New York, NY 10152
Edgewood, NY 11717 Phone: (800) 326-5897
Phone: (888) 603-5847 Email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com
Email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com   
  Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Citi Attn: Prospectus Department
Brooklyn Army Terminal One Madison Avenue, 1B
140 58th Street New York, NY 10010
Brooklyn, NY 11220 Phone: (800) 221-1037
Phone: (877) 858-5407  
Email: batprospectusdept@citi.com Raymond James & Associates, Inc. 
  Attn: Equity Syndicate 
  880 Carillon Parkway 
  St. Petersburg, FL 33716 
  Phone: (800) 248-8863


Acquisition Update

During the fourth quarter, the Company closed a bolt-on acquisition of Antrim Shale properties in Michigan and expects to close a bolt-on acquisition of Permian Basin properties by the end of the year. The combined contract price of both acquisitions totals approximately $90 million.

The LINN Energy logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6573

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy units or any other securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering of these securities may be made only by means of the prospectus supplement and the related base prospectus.

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include the Company's plans to complete a public offering of 10,000,000 units of its limited liability company interests and the use of proceeds therefrom. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including market conditions, operational developments with respect to the Company and other factors described in the Company's reports filed with the SEC.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the issuer has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Website at www.sec.gov . Alternatively, the issuer, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling the underwriters at the phone numbers listed above.

CONTACT:  LINN Energy, LLC
          Investors:
          Clay Jeansonne, Vice President - Investor Relations 
            281-840-4193
          Media:
          Paula Beasley, Manager, Public Affairs & Communications
            281-840-4183

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