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Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX) (“Emerald” or the “Company”) announced today that it has completed the sale of 24,553,571 shares of its common stock. All shares of common stock were sold to the public at an offering price of $1.12 per share. The resulting net proceeds to the Company, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and other expenses, were approximately $26.0 million. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and for general corporate purposes.

Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. acted as the sole bookrunner for this offering.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed by the Company with the SEC.

ABOUT EMERALD OIL, INC.

Emerald is an independent exploration and production operator that is focused on acquiring acreage and developing wells in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana, targeting the Bakken and Three Forks shale oil formations and Pronghorn sand oil formation. Emerald is based in Denver, Colorado. More information about Emerald can be found at www.emeraldoil.com.