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HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – Oct 5, 2015) –  Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: YUMA) (NYSE MKT: YUMA-PA) (the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a monthly cash dividend payment on the Company’s 9.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the “Series A Preferred Stock”).

The monthly dividend on the Series A Preferred Stock is payable on November 2, 2015, to holders of record at the close of business on October 16, 2015.

The monthly dividend payment on the Series A Preferred Stock will be $0.19270833 per share, which is equivalent to an annualized 9.25% per share, based on the $25.00 per share stated liquidation preference, accruing from October 1, 2015, through October 31, 2015. The Series A Preferred Stock is listed on the NYSE MKT and trades under the ticker symbol “YUMA-PA.”

About Yuma Energy, Inc.

Yuma Energy, Inc. is a U.S.-based oil and gas company focused on the exploration for, and development of, conventional and unconventional oil and gas properties, primarily through the use of 3-D seismic surveys, in the U.S. Gulf Coast and California. The Company has employed a 3-D seismic-based strategy to build a multi-year inventory of development and exploration prospects. The Company’s current operations are focused on onshore central Louisiana, where the Company is targeting the Austin Chalk, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox, Frio, Marg Tex and Hackberry formations. In addition, the Company has a non-operated position in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and operated positions in Kern and Santa Barbara Counties in California. Our common stock is traded on the NYSE MKT under the trading symbol “YUMA.” For more information about Yuma Energy, Inc., please visit our website at