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May 15, 2015 17:49 ET

Victory Energy Announces Termination of Proposed Business Combination With Lucas Energy Inc.

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - Victory Energy Corporation, (OTCQX: VYEY) ("Victory" or "the Company"), today announced that it will not proceed with the proposed business combination (the "Merger") with Lucas Energy, Inc. ("Lucas"), which was the subject of a letter of intent (the "Letter of Intent") that was previously announced on February 6, 2015. The Company notified Lucas on May 11, 2015 that it does not intend to proceed with the Merger and thereby terminated the Letter of Intent. The Company also notified Lucas pursuant to the Pre-Merger Loan and Funding Agreement between the Company and Lucas, dated February 26, 2015 (the "Loan Agreement") and the related promissory note, that it will not extend any further credit to Lucas under the Loan Agreement.

The Company and its affiliates are working collaboratively with Lucas toward the finalization of terms of a mutual settlement and release agreement.

"Although the merger with Lucas is no longer moving forward, we remain in a very good position to rapidly grow the company and have done so in the last few months. We have added an estimated 65 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/PD) to company production and reserves since January and we anticipate exiting Q2 at over 103 BOE/PD. That's quite an increase from the 30 BOE/PD at which we exited the year ended December 31, 2014," said Kenny Hill, Victory Energy's CEO.

About Victory Energy Corporation

Victory Energy Corporation (VYEY), is a public held, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and production company based in Austin, Texas, with additional resources located in Midland, Texas. The company is focused on the acquisition and development of stacked multi-pay resource play opportunities in the Permian Basin that offer predictable outcomes and long-lived reserve characteristics. The company presently utilizes low-risk vertical well development, which offers repeatable and profitable outcomes. Current Company assets include interest in proven formations such as the Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Wolfberry, Mississippian, Cline and Fusselman formations. For additional information on the company, please visit

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