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Rooster Energy Satisfies Conditions of Third Amendment to Note Purchase Agreement With Holders of Senior Secured Notes and Enters Into Non-Binding Term Sheet

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2017) - ROOSTER ENERGY LTD. (or the "Company") (www.roosterenergyltd.com) (TSX VENTURE:COQ) is pleased to announce that it has complied with terms of the Third Amendment (entered into March 10, 2017) to the Amended and Restated Note Purchase Agreement dated as of November 17, 2014, as amended and restated as of June 25, 2015 (the "NPA") with the holders of the senior secured notes (the "Notes") issued pursuant to the NPA. Specifically, a non-binding term sheet has been entered into with the holders this date setting forth the general terms of a potentially acceptable restructuring of the NPA. Additionally, as required by the terms of the Third Amendment, the Company has on this date paid the applicable interest due on the Notes that was due and payable on January 31, 2017 and February 28, 2017. Pursuant to the Third Amendment, the holders agreed to extend until March 24, 2017 the payment dates pending satisfaction of all other terms of the Third Amendment.

The Company is and continues to conduct business as usual and will continue in negotiations with the holders to restructure the terms and conditions of the NPA and its obligations thereunder in accordance with the term sheet. However, the holders of the Notes may exercise their remedies against the Company at any time since there is no forbearance agreement in place. In that event, or if the Company is ultimately unable to finalize documentation to satisfactorily restructure the NPA, then the Company would in all likelihood seek relief under applicable bankruptcy or reorganization laws to preserve the going concern value of the Company.


Rooster Energy Ltd. is a Houston, Texas, based vertically integrated oil and gas production company combined with a well service intervention/plugging and abandonment subsidiary focused in the shallow waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Our primary business is a service company whose assets consist of rigless well plugging and abandonment/intervention units and our oil and gas assets consist of producing oil and gas wells located on US federal oil and gas leases. Investors are welcome to visit our website at www.roosterenergyltd.com or contact the following for all corporate updates and investor inquiries:

Gary L. Nuschler, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
16285 Park Ten Place, Suite 120
Houston, Texas, USA 77084
Telephone: (832) 772-6313 ext. 555

Forward Looking Information and Statements

Certain statements and information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" or statements as such terms are used in applicable Canadian securities laws. Any statement that expresses, involves or includes expectations of the anticipated benefits of the refinancing, restructuring or modification of existing debt or failure to obtain same or future operations (including drill rig commitments and use of proceeds), commerciality of any hydrocarbon discovered, production rates, operating costs, commodity prices, administrative costs, commodity price risk and other components of cash flow and earnings, management activity, acquisitions and dispositions, capital spending, access to credit facilities taxes, regulatory changes, projections, objective, assumptions or future events that are not statements of historical fact should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These risks include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry, commodity prices, and interest and exchange rate changes. Industry related risks could include, but are not limited to, operational risks in exploration, development and production, delays or changes in plans, risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve estimates, or reservoir performance, health and safety risks and the uncertainty of estimates and projections of production, costs and expenses. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement in this press release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Financial outlook information contained in this press release about the Company's prospective cash flows and/or financial position is based on assumptions about future events, including economic conditions and proposed courses of action, based on management's assessment of the relevant information currently available. Readers are cautioned that any such financial outlook information contained herein should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein.