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May 21, 2013 06:00 ET

Synergy Resources Increases Proved Reserves by 40% in Its Mid-Year Update

PLATTEVILLE, CO--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG), Platteville, CO, announced that its third party reserve engineer, Ryder Scott Company, has evaluated the company's mid-year reserves for the period ending February 28th, 2013 and reported a PV10 value of $208 million on proved reserves of 13.63 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) versus a PV10 value of $148 million and 10.66 million BOE for the period ending August 31st, 2012. The largest increase in the reserves was in the Proved Developed Producing (PDP) category which rose 60%. There was an increase in Proved Developed Not Producing (PDNP) reserves of 33% and an increase in Proved Undeveloped (PUD) reserves of 9%.

Monty Jennings, CFO of Synergy Resources, commented, "We are pleased to demonstrate continuing growth in our proved reserve base. The large increase in PDP reflects our acquisition of producing properties and our ability to convert unproved acreage to proved reserves through our drilling activities. This evaluation is based primarily on vertical wells and only 2.7% of the PV10 value in the reserve report is attributed to horizontal wells. We believe there is a great deal of un-booked potential reserve value in our leased acreage in the Wattenberg Field and the Northern DJ Basin. We intend to prove up that value which is not reflected on our reserve report through drilling of both horizontal and vertical wells."

The reserve estimates were prepared in accordance with guidelines established by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for proved reserves. Probable and possible reserves are excluded. Prices are based on a trailing twelve month average and are held constant over the life of the properties. Similarly, costs are held constant for the duration of the well.

About Synergy Resources Corporation
Synergy Resources Corporation is a domestic oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Synergy's core area of operations is in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, which encompasses Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska. The Wattenberg field in the D-J Basin ranks as one of the most productive fields in the U.S. The company's corporate offices are located in Platteville, Colorado. More company news and information about Synergy Resources is available at

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