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CAMAC Energy Chairman and CEO to Initiate Stock Purchase Plan

Commits to Purchase up to Two Million Shares in the Open Market

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - CAMAC Energy Inc. ("CAMAC Energy") (NYSE MKT: CAK) announced today that Kase L. Lawal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has adopted a trading plan in accordance with the guidelines specified by Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to purchase up to two million shares in the open market at prevailing market prices and subject to conditions and restrictions relating to volume, price and timing.

"It is my responsibility to demonstrate management's commitment, leadership, and continued belief in the long-term prospects of this company," said Kase Lawal, CAMAC Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are in a stronger position today than we've ever been in the history of CAMAC Energy. As we continue to develop the Oyo Field offshore Nigeria and generate strong cash flow, further our development and exploration prospects in Ghana, Kenya, and Gambia, and continue to pursue opportunities and partnerships, I am confident we will continue to create value for our shareholders."

About CAMAC Energy

CAMAC Energy Inc. is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in Africa. Its asset portfolio consists of 9 licenses across 4 countries covering an area of 43,000 square kilometers (approximately 10 million acres), including production and other projects offshore Nigeria, as well as exploration licenses offshore Ghana, Kenya and Gambia, and onshore Kenya. CAMAC Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CAK, and on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CME. For more information about CAMAC Energy, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, concerning activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including the Company's ability to successfully drill, complete, test and produce the wells and prospects identified in this release and risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their respective dates. The Company undertakes no duty to update these forward-looking statements.

CAMAC Energy
1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2250
Houston, TX 77056

Chris Heath
Director, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
+1 713-797-2945

Source: Marketwired (Canada) (April 1, 2014 - 8:00 AM EDT)

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