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Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Independence Contract Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: ICD), announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock at $11.00 per share. The shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ICD." The underwriters of the offering have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 shares from Independence Contract Drilling to cover over-allotments, if any.  The offering is expected to close on or about August 13, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. are acting as book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Genuity, Capital One Securities, Cowen and Company, FBR, IBERIA Capital Partners L.L.C. and Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. are acting as co-managers. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus.  Potential investors can obtain a prospectus that meets the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933 from:

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Attn: Prospectus Department
180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10014

RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Attn: Prospectus Department
Three World Financial Center
200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10281
Telephone: (877) 822-4089

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc.
Attn: Prospectus Department
Heritage Plaza
1111 Bagby, Suite 5100
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (713) 333-7100

To obtain a copy of the prospectus free of charge, visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's website, www.sec.gov, and search under the registrant's name, "Independence Contract Drilling, Inc."

About Independence Contract Drilling

Independence Contract Drilling was formed in November 2011 and provides land-based contract drilling services for oil and natural gas producers in the United States. Independence Contract Drilling constructs, owns and operates a fleet of ShaleDriller™ rigs that are specifically engineered and designed for development of its customers' unconventional oil and gas properties. All of Independence Contract Drilling's operating rigs are currently drilling in the Permian Basin, but its rigs have previously operated in the Mid-Continent region and Eagle Ford Shale.

Investor Contacts:

Byron Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

11601 N. Galayda Street

Houston, Texas 77086

(281) 598-1230

Philip Choyce

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

11601 N. Galayda Street

Houston, Texas 77086

(281) 598-1230

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the SEC.  This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as "anticipated," "estimated," "expected," "planned," "scheduled," "targeted," "believes," "intends," "objectives," "projects," "strategies" and similar expressions are used to identify such forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements relating to Independence Contract Drilling's operations are based on a number of expectations or assumptions which have been used to develop such information and statements but which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to the assumption that the market and services rates for land-based contract drilling services will be consistent with the current environment. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and there can be no assurance that actual outcomes and results will not differ materially from those expected by management of Independence Contract Drilling. For more information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those conveyed in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of the registration statement on Form S-1 initially filed by Independence Contract Drilling on June 19, 2014 with the SEC and the information included in subsequent amendments and other filings. These forward-looking statements are based on and include our expectations as of the date hereof. Independence Contract Drilling does not undertake any obligation to update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which Independence Contract Drilling becomes aware of, after the date hereof.

SOURCE Independence Contract Drilling, Inc.

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