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Rooster Energy Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Financial, Operating and Reserve Report Results

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 -- ROOSTER ENERGY LTD. (the "Company") (www.roosterenergyltd.com) (TSX VENTURE: COQ) is pleased to announce it has filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) its audited financial statements, related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2012 ("Q4 2012"). The Company has also filed its 2012 year-end, 51-101 reserve report on SEDAR. Selected financial and operational information for Q4 2012, Full Year 2012 and subsequent thereto is outlined below and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and related Management Discussion & Analysis.

HIGHLIGHTS IN 2012 INCLUDED:

-- Oil and Gas Reserves Increased 160% to 11.0 MMBOE (Proved + Probable)-- Production Increased 128% to 2,244 Boe/day (34% Liquids)-- EBITDAX $16.7 Million, Pre-Tax Net Income $1.6 Million-- Q4 2012 Production Averaged 2,819 Boe/day (38% Liquids)-- Completed Reverse Takeover Of Probe Resources Ltd.-- Established Term Financing Of $22.5 Million With Sale of Senior Secured Notes-- Augmented Drilling Inventory with Addition of 2 New Gulf of Mexico Lease Blocks-- Completed Sale of the Interest in Ship Shoal Block 189 for $2.85 Million



Robert P. Murphy, President & Chief Executive Officer, comments that "2012 was a transformative year for Rooster Energy Ltd. In the second quarter 2012, we successfully completed the reverse takeover of Probe Resources Ltd. In connection with that transaction we raised approximately $21MM in new equity, elected a new board of directors and officers, and began trading on the TSXV under the symbol COQ. Throughout the year the Company grew reserves and production through the drill bit and key acquisitions that increased asset value significantly for our shareholders. Additionally, our balance sheet improved considerably with the completion of our term financing, increased operating cash flow, and the sale of interest in Ship Shoal Block 189 Field. We are excited about the Company's future growth potential through the drill bit and selective acquisitions and look forward to growing the Company's reserve and production base in 2013."

SUMMARY OF NI 51-101 RESERVE REPORT

Net Reserves ------------------------------------------------------------Reserves Crude Oil Cond/NGLs Natural Gas Total Category Bbls Bbls Mcfg Mboe----------------------------------------------------------------------------Proved Developed Producing 1,263,302 191,502 5,884,870 2,435,616Proved Developed Non-Producing 41,050 171,516 4,458,228 955,604Proved Undeveloped 541,696 11,532 443,303 627,112----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Proved 1,846,048 374,550 10,786,401 4,018,332Probable 2,351,973 460,274 25,165,903 7,006,564----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total Proved + Probable 4,198,021 834,824 35,952,304 11,024,896 Future Cash Flow (Pre-Tax) ------------------------------ DiscountedReserves @ Category Undiscounted 10%---------------- ------------------------------Proved Developed Producing $ 93,597,100 $ 78,281,200Proved Developed Non-Producing $ 24,611,600 $ 18,821,900Proved Undeveloped $ 24,318,200 $ 16,783,300---------------- ------------------------------Total Proved $ 142,526,900 $ 113,886,400Probable $ 294,337,600 $ 206,032,300---------------- ------------------------------Total Proved + Probable $ 436,864,500 $ 319,918,700SUMMARY FINANCIAL RESULTS For the three months ended For the twelve months ended December 31, December 31, ---------------------------------------------------------- 2012 2011 2012 2011 ----------------------------------------------------------Sales Oil (Bbl) 78,242 32,962 218,408 135,371 NGL (Bbl) 19,592 5,901 57,586 23,026 Natural gas (Mcf) 969,198 252,355 3,272,161 1,210,933 Total (BOE/day) (a) 2,819 880 2,244 987Revenue $ 12,061,865 $ 4,941,551 $ 34,221,262 $ 21,001,250Total costs and expenses 12,551,855 3,280,738 31,772,397 16,523,729 ----------------------------------------------------------Operating income (loss) (489,990) 1,660,813 2,448,865 4,477,521 Finance expenses (b) (14,847) (245,416) (848,534) (952,237) ----------------------------------------------------------Income (loss) before tax expense (504,837) 1,415,397 1,600,331 3,525,284 Deferred income tax expense (5,288,000) - (5,288,000) - ----------------------------------------------------------Income (loss) $ (5,792,837) $ 1,415,397 $ (3,687,669) $ 3,525,284 ----------------------------------------------------------Income (loss) per share Basic (0.05) 0.02 (0.04) 0.04 Diluted (0.05) 0.02 (0.04) 0.04Capital expenditures $ 1,305,351 $ 4,538,105 $32,208,705 (c) $ 11,001,357EBITDAX (d) $ 7,349,497 $ 3,042,226 $ 16,721,070 $ 9,692,034(a) Gas volumes are converted to BOE on the basis of 6 Mcfe per 1 barrel.(b) Finance expense includes accretion for asset retirement obligations.(c) Certain prior quarter amounts have been reclassified to conform to the September 30, 2012 financial statement presentation.(d) EBITDAX is a non-IFRS measure commonly used in the oil and gas industry. Such measures do not conform to IFRS and may not be comparable to those reported by other companies nor should they be viewed as an alternative to other measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS. The company defines EBITDAX as net income before finance expense, taxes, depreciation, amortization, accretion, exploration and evaluation, bad debt, impairments, stock-based compensation, and the non-cash portion of plug and abandonment expense.



ABOUT ROOSTER ENERGY LTD.

The Company is a Houston, Texas, based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on the development of resources in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. At December 31, 2012, our primary assets consist of interests in twenty-two producing oil and/or natural gas wells and twenty federal lease blocks. The Company is the operator of the majority of its properties and daily oil and gas production.

Investors are welcome to visit our website at www.roosterenergyltd.com or contact Gary Nuschler, Jr. for all corporate updates and investor inquiries.

Forward Looking Information and Statements

Certain statements and information in this press release may constitute "forward-looking information" or statements as such terms are used in applicable Canadian securities laws. Any statement that expresses, involves or includes expectations of future operations (including drill rig commitments and use of proceeds), commerciality of any hydrocarbon discovered, production rates, operating costs, commodity prices, administrative costs, commodity price risk and other components of cash flow and earnings, management activity, acquisitions and dispositions, capital spending, access to credit facilities taxes, regulatory changes, projections, objective, assumptions or future events that are not statements of historical fact should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These risks include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with the oil and gas industry, commodity prices, and exchange rate changes. Industry related risks could include, but are not limited to, operational risks in exploration, development and production, delays or changes in plans, risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve estimates, or reservoir performance, health and safety risks and the uncertainty of estimates and projections of production, costs and expenses. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement in this press release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Financial outlook information contained in this press release about the Company's prospective cash flows and financial position is based on assumptions about future events, including economic conditions and proposed courses of action, based on management's assessment of the relevant information currently available. Readers are cautioned that any such financial outlook information contained herein should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein.

Note Regarding BOEs

The term barrel of oil equivalent ("boe") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A conversion ratio for gas of 6 mcf:1 boe is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of crude oil as compared to natural gas is significantly equivalency conversion ratio of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis is misleading as an indication of value.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICE PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE RELEASE.



Contacts:
Gary Nuschler, Jr.
Vice President - Finance
16285 Park Ten Place
Suite 120
Houston, Texas, USA 77084
Telephone: (832) 463-0625



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