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SONAT INC. ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF LIQUID YIELD OPTION NOTES (LYONs) DUE 2005

 BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonat Inc. (NYSE: SNT) announced today that all of its outstanding Liquid Yield Option Notes (LYONs) due Sept. 6, 2005, will be redeemed on March 15, 1993, at a price of $411.30 per $1,000 principal amount at maturity. The LYONs are subordinated, convertible, zero coupon notes which are priced to yield 7.25 percent. The redemption price will be paid to LYONs holders upon surrender of securities to the Trustee, Continental Bank, National Association, Chicago, Ill., in accordance with the notice of redemption.
 Sonat estimates that approximately $272 million will be paid to redeem the LYONs. The redemption will allow Sonat to take advantage of current low interest rates in the debt markets.
 LYONs and Liquid Yield Option Notes are trademarks of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
 Sonat, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., is a worldwide energy company involved in natural gas transmission and marketing, oil and gas exploration and production, and offshore drilling.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas W. Barker Jr., 205-325-3586, or F. Edie James, 205-325-3528, both of Sonat/
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