October 17, 2013 - 4:05 PM EDT
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Emerald Oil, Inc. Announces Completion of Private Placement

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - October 17, 2013) - Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX) (the "Company") announced today that it has completed the sale of 5,092,852 shares of its common stock to affiliates of White Deer Energy ("White Deer"), an energy private equity firm, for approximately $32.5 million. The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the private placement, along with the proceeds from its recently completed public offering, to accelerate development and growth plans, finance in whole or in part, the cost of leasing and acquisitions and finance capital expenditures and/or general corporate purposes.

The shares of common stock offered and sold to White Deer pursuant to the securities purchase agreement will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. 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 common stock or any other securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.


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 or by calling investor relations at 303-323-0008 x200.


This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and the Company's future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this report are forward-looking statements. When used in this report, forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as "estimate," "project," "predict," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "plan," "intend," "seek," "goal," "will," "should," "may" or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Items contemplating or making assumptions about, actual or potential future sales, market size, collaborations, and trends or operating results also constitute such forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors (many of which are beyond the Company's control) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including general economic or industry conditions, nationally and/or in the communities in which the Company conducts business, changes in the interest rate environment, legislation or regulatory requirements, conditions of the securities markets, our ability to raise capital, changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines, financial or political instability, acts of war or terrorism, other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technical factors affecting the Company's operations, products, services and prices.

The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations and assumptions about future events. While management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control.


Emerald Oil, Inc.
Ryan Smith
Vice President of Capital Markets and Strategy
[email protected]

Source: Marketwired (October 17, 2013 - 4:05 PM EDT)

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