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September 04, 2014 08:00 ET

Arabella Exploration Enters Into $45 Million Senior Secured Note Facility

MIDLAND, TX--(Marketwired - September 04, 2014) - Arabella Exploration, Inc. (OTCQB: AXPLF) ("Arabella" or the "Company"), an oil and gas E&P company focused on the Southern Delaware portion of the Permian Basin, today announced that it has entered into a $45 million Senior Secured Note Facility with a New York based investor (the "Investor"). 

The Company sold an initial $16 million of Senior Secured Notes (the "Notes") under the facility to the Investor on September 2, 2014, which will be used to reduce payables and provide working capital for development, drilling and completion of the company's wells in the Southern Delaware Basin. Arabella expects to sell an additional $5 million of Notes in the next 60 days pending the satisfaction of certain conditions. Thereafter, Arabella may sell the remainder of the Notes to the Investor in tranches through September 2, 2015, based on meeting certain drilling performance hurdles. The Notes bear interest at an annual rate of 15% and mature one year from their date of sale. In conjunction with the sale of the notes, Arabella issued warrants to purchase 1,300,000 of the Company's ordinary shares at a price of $5.00 per share.

"We are excited to have completed the initial sale of our Senior Secured Notes and to have access to additional development capital," said Jason Hoisager, Chief Executive Officer of Arabella. "It was a pleasure working with the Investor and Jett Capital Advisors on this transaction. The funds will allow us to continue in executing our base drilling operations plan into next year. We will finish completion of the Woods #2H well and announce results as soon as possible as we continue on our drilling schedule."

Arabella was advised by Jett Capital Advisors, LLC, a New York based boutique investment bank focused on the natural resources sector, in this transaction. 

About Arabella Exploration

Arabella Exploration, Inc. (OTCQB: AXPLF) is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development and exploration of unconventional, long life, onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Southern Delaware Basin in West Texas. The Company has an experienced management team with experience drilling multi-lateral wells and is primarily focused on the formations that the industry refers to as the Wolfbone play, which includes the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring shales. The Wolfbone play is characterized by high oil content and liquids rich natural gas, multiple vertical and horizontal target horizons, extensive production history, long-lived reserves and high drilling success rates.

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