SOURCE: Emerald Oil, Inc.

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May 25, 2016 19:30 ET

Emerald Oil Enters Into Stalking Horse Asset Purchase Agreement With CL Energy Opportunity Fund, L.P. and SSC Emerald LP

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - Emerald Oil, Inc. (OTC PINK: EOXLQ) ("Emerald" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has entered into a stalking horse asset purchase agreement with a buyer formed and owned by CL Energy Opportunity Fund, L.P. and SSC Emerald LP, affiliates of Crestline Management, L.P. and Sole Source Capital LLC, respectively, to sell substantially all of the Company's assets. Under the terms of the agreement, substantially all of the Company's assets would be sold for approximately $73.0 million, subject to certain adjustments in accordance with the terms and conditions of the asset purchase agreement. This asset purchase agreement will constitute a stalking horse bid that is subject to overbidding by third-parties at an auction expected to be held on July 11, 2016 in New York, New York at the offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in accordance with bidding procedures to be approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The final agreement is also subject to approval of the Bankruptcy Court.

About Emerald

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.

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