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Anderson Energy Announces 2013 First Quarter Results

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CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- Anderson Energy Ltd. ("Anderson" or the "Company") (TSX: AXL) is pleased to announce its operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

HIGHLIGHTS

- In the first quarter of 2013, the Company completed its Cardium horizontal light oil winter drilling program. Initial production rates using slick water frac technology were vastly superior to previously used fracture stimulation techniques. The 30 day average initial production rate was 455 BOED for the wells that have used this technology to date. - Funds from operations in the first quarter of 2013 were $5.5 million. Production was 4,191 BOED. Oil and NGL production averaged 1,732 bpd in the first quarter of 2013. Oil represented 1,529 bpd of total production. - The Company's average oil price was $84.83 per bbl in the first quarter of 2013. The Cardium oil production is light, sweet oil that was subject to an average price differential of $6.95 US per bbl in the first quarter. - Oil and NGL revenue represented 76% of Anderson's total oil and gas revenue. - The operating netback was $26.78 per BOE in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $23.62 per BOE in the first quarter of 2012. The operating netback for the Cardium properties averaged $49.49 per BOE in the first quarter of 2013. - Six Cardium horizontal light oil wells were drilled this past winter. Drilling and completion costs averaged $2.3 million per well. The Company continues to be one of the lowest cost drillers in the play. - Anderson has 165 gross (90 net) sections of land prospective for Cardium light oil drilling and has a remaining drilling inventory of 232 gross (148 net) locations. - Anderson has 104 gross (46 net) sections of land prospective for the emerging new Second White Specks light oil play and has assembled a drilling inventory of 102 gross (59 net) drilling locations. - The Company continues to review a range of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value. In 2012, Anderson sold $74 million in non- strategic assets to reduce bank debt. In the first quarter of 2013, it completed all of its remaining drilling commitments. While production per BOED is lower in 2013 as a result of the property sales, the remaining production is more valuable as it is primarily related to the Company's higher netback Cardium assets.FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS Three months ended March 31(thousands of dollars, unless otherwise stated) 2013 2012 % ChangeOil and gas sales(i) $ 16,863 $ 25,208 (33%)Revenue, net of royalties(i) $ 15,268 $ 22,445 (32%)Funds from operations $ 5,486 $ 10,616 (48%)Funds from operations per share (basic and diluted) $ 0.03 $ 0.06 (50%)Loss $ (5,113) $ (5,864) 13%Loss per share (basic and diluted) $ (0.03) $ (0.03) -Capital expenditures, net of proceeds on dispositions $ 7,662 $ 12,090 (37%)Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency $ 66,783 $ 134,437 (50%)Convertible debentures $ 87,277 $ 85,269 2%Shareholders' equity $ 128,110 $ 157,920 (19%)Average shares outstanding (thousands) Basic 172,550 172,550 - Diluted 172,550 172,550 -Ending shares outstanding (thousands) 172,550 172,550 -Average daily sales: Oil (bpd) 1,529 1,956 (22%) NGL (bpd) 203 703 (71%) Natural gas (Mcfd) 14,759 27,463 (46%) Barrels of oil equivalent (BOED)(i) 4,191 7,236 (42%)Average prices: Oil ($/bbl) $ 84.83 $ 88.48 (4%) NGL ($/bbl) $ 61.77 $ 67.36 (8%) Natural gas ($/Mcf) $ 2.94 $ 2.01 46% Barrels of oil equivalent ($/BOE)(i) $ 44.70 $ 38.28 17%Realized gain (loss) on derivative contracts ($/BOE) $ (1.55) $ 0.32 (584%)Royalties ($/BOE) $ 4.23 $ 4.20 1%Operating costs ($/BOE) $ 11.93 $ 10.61 12%Transportation costs ($/BOE) $ 0.21 $ 0.17 24%Operating netback ($/BOE) $ 26.78 $ 23.62 13%Wells drilled (gross) 2 3 (33%)(i) Includes royalty and other income classified with oil and gas sales, butexcludes realized and unrealized gains or losses on derivative contracts.Barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") may be misleading, particularly if used inisolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 MCF:1 bbl is based on an energyequivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip anddoes not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.



WINTER DRILLING PROGRAM

Anderson completed its winter drilling program with 6 gross (4.3 net revenue) Cardium horizontal oil wells drilled, completed and on production. The Company has completed all of its drilling commitments on third party lands. Wells were drilled in the Ferrier, Willesden Green, Garrington and Buck Lake project areas. Drilling and completion costs were approximately $2.3 million per well in this program.

SLICKWATER FRAC TECHNOLOGY

The average initial production ("IP") performance for various calendar day averages of the wells drilled by the Company that were completed using slick water frac technology is shown below:

Average Gross Initial Production(Initial Production Days) IP 30 IP 60 IP 90 IP 180Number of wells in average 7 7 6 1Barrels of oil per day (BOPD) 302 225 164 155Barrels of oil and NGL per day (BPD) 330 251 189 193Barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOED)(i) 455 362 293 415----------------------------------------------------------------------------(i) Barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") may be misleading, particularly ifused in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf:1 bbl is based on anenergy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tipand does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.



Short term production rates can be influenced by flush production effects from fracture stimulations in horizontal wellbores and may not be indicative of longer term production performance. Individual well performance can vary.

PRODUCTION

Production in the first quarter of 2013 was 4,191 BOED of which 1,732 bpd (41%) was derived from oil and natural gas liquids production. All of the operated Cardium wells successfully drilled in the first quarter of 2013 have been placed on production. Overall production was lower in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 due to property dispositions made during 2012, the shut-in of higher operating expense natural gas properties and natural declines in other properties. This was partially offset by flush new production from wells drilled over the winter.

With improving natural gas prices, 1.2 MMcfd of natural gas was brought back on production in the second quarter of 2013. This production is subject to shut-in again in a weaker price environment.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

Anderson's funds from operations were $5.5 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $10.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. The Company's average crude oil and natural gas liquids sales prices in the first quarter of 2013 were $84.83 and $61.77 per barrel respectively compared to $88.48 and $67.36 per barrel in the first quarter of 2012. During the first quarter of 2013, oil and NGL revenue represented 76% of Anderson's total oil and gas revenue compared to 80% in the first quarter of 2012. The Company's average natural gas sales price was $2.94 per Mcf in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $2.01 per Mcf in first quarter of 2012. The Company recorded a loss of $5.1 million in the first quarter of 2013. The Company's operating netback was $26.78 per BOE in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $23.62 per BOE in the first quarter of 2012. The increase in the operating netback was primarily due to the increase in oil and NGL production volumes as a percentage of total production volumes. Anderson's netback for its Cardium horizontal properties in the first quarter of 2013 was $49.49 per BOE (exclusive of hedging).

Average Average wellhead oil Funds natural gas and NGL Operating from price price Revenue netback operations ($/Mcf) ($/bbl) ($/BOE) ($/BOE) ($/BOE)2011 3.60 86.53 42.13 25.89 19.402012 2.21 75.88 34.98 22.71 13.33First quarter of 2013 2.94 82.13 44.70 26.78 14.54--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Capital expenditures were $7.7 million in the first quarter of 2013 with $5.3 million spent on drilling and completions and $1.8 million spent on facilities. This compares to capital expenditures of $12.1 million (net of proceeds on dispositions of $6.2 million) in the first quarter of 2012. The continued development of the Company's oil and gas assets is dependent on the ability of the Company to secure sufficient funds through operations, bank facilities and other sources from the strategic alternatives process. Due to spring break-up, Anderson anticipates very little capital spending in the second quarter of the year. As such, bank debt plus working capital deficiency is expected to be lower at the end of second quarter of 2013 than at the end of the first quarter of 2013. The Company will revisit its 2013 capital program in the second half of the year depending on the outcome of the strategic alternatives process.

LIGHT OIL HORIZONTAL DRILLING INVENTORY

The Company's drilled and drill-ready light oil horizontal drilling inventory is outlined below:

Light Oil Horizontal Drilling Inventory(number of drilling locations) Gross Net (i)Cardium Prospect Area Garrington 115 87 Willesden Green 119 86 Ferrier 27 17 Pembina 50 17 ------------------------------- Total Cardium inventory 311 207 Cardium oil wells drilled to May 13, 2013 79 59 ------------------------------- Remaining Cardium inventory 232 148Other Zones 108 62----------------------------------------------------------------------------Remaining Cardium and other zone inventory, May 13, 2013 340 210--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(i) Net is net revenue interest



The Company's remaining Edmonton Sands shallow gas drilling inventory is now estimated to be 542 gross (307 net) locations.

CARDIUM ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

Enhanced oil recovery continues to offer significant potential upside for Cardium development. Anderson has completed a computer reservoir simulation of the Garrington field to determine the most appropriate fluid and scheme for enhanced recovery of Cardium oil using horizontal oil drilling. The conclusion of the study is that a gas flood is the most economical scheme and could potentially double recovery in this oil pool. Uphole Edmonton Sands gas and/or Cardium solution gas could be used as an injection fluid to enhance recovery.

SECOND WHITE SPECKS

The Second White Specks ("2WS") zone is 100 meters deeper than the Cardium formation and is the oil-source zone for the Cardium play and is oil-charged with similar quality light oil that is in the Cardium formation. To date, other operators have drilled six 2WS horizontal oil wells offsetting the Company lands. The Company believes this play can be exploited by drilling off existing Cardium drilling pads and handling the 2WS oil and solution gas at existing Cardium facilities. Anderson has 104 gross (46 net) sections of land prospective for the Second White Specks light oil play and has assembled a drilling inventory of 102 gross (59 net) drilling locations.

STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES

The Company is continuing the process to identify, examine and consider a range of strategic alternatives available to the Company with a view to enhancing shareholder value. The strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a sale of all or a material portion of the assets of Anderson, or a drilling joint venture, either in one transaction, or in a series of transactions, the outright sale of the Company, or a merger or other strategic transaction involving Anderson and a third party. The Board of Directors believes that the Company's shares trade at a discount to the value of the underlying assets, especially given its high quality light oil production base, prospective horizontal light oil drilling inventory and significant tax pools. The Board of Directors has established a special committee comprised of independent directors of the Company to oversee the process and has retained BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets as its financial advisors to assist the Special Committee and the Board of Directors with the process.

It is Anderson's current intention to not disclose developments with respect to the strategic alternatives process unless and until the Board of Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise determines that disclosure is necessary in accordance with applicable law. The Company cautions that there are no assurances or guarantees that the process will result in a transaction or, if a transaction is undertaken, the terms or timing of such a transaction or the impact it will have on the Company's financial position. The Company has not set a definitive schedule to complete the evaluation. Subject to the outcome of the strategic alternatives process, the Company intends to continue to focus on converting its asset base so that more than 50% of its production is from oil and NGL.

Brian H. DauPresident & Chief Executive OfficerMay 14, 2013



Management's Discussion and Analysis

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012

The following management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") is dated May 13, 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements of Anderson Energy Ltd. ("Anderson" or the "Company") for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and the audited consolidated financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of Anderson for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011.

Included in the discussion and analysis are references to terms commonly used in the oil and gas industry such as funds from operations, finding, development and acquisition ("FD&A") costs, operating netback and barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE"). Funds from operations as used in this report represent cash from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital and decommissioning expenditures. See "Review of Financial Results - Funds from Operations" for details of this calculation. Funds from operations represent both an indicator of the Company's performance and a funding source for on-going operations. FD&A costs measure the cost of reserves additions and are an indicator of the efficiency of capital expended in the period. Operating netback is calculated as oil and gas sales plus realized gains/losses on derivative contracts less royalties, operating expenses and transportation expenses and is a measure of the profitability of operations before administrative, financing, depletion and depreciation expenses, and gains or losses on sale of property, plant and equipment. Production volumes and reserves are commonly expressed on a BOE basis whereby natural gas volumes are converted at the ratio of six thousand cubic feet to one barrel of oil. Although the intention is to sum oil and natural gas measurement units into one basis for improved analysis of results and comparisons with other industry participants, BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf:1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. In recent years, the value ratio based on the price of crude oil as compared to natural gas has been significantly higher than the energy equivalency of 6:1 and utilizing a conversion of natural gas volumes on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value. These terms are not defined by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and therefore are referred to as additional GAAP measures.

All references to dollar values are to Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. Production volumes are measured upon sale unless otherwise noted. Definitions of the abbreviations used in this discussion and analysis are located on the last page of this document.

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL RESULTS

Overview

During the first quarter of 2013, the Company drilled, completed and tied-in two gross (1.8 net capital, 1.5 net revenue) Cardium horizontal oil wells and tied-in an additional two gross (2.0 net capital, 1.5 net revenue) Cardium horizontal oil wells that had been drilled late in 2012. Two additional new wells (1.3 net revenue) that had been drilled, completed and tied-in late in 2012 were on production throughout the quarter.

Revenue and production for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 declined substantially when compared to the same period last year for two main reasons:

(1) the sale of approximately $74 million in assets during the year ended December 31, 2012; and (2) the impact of a curtailed drilling program on the replacement of natural production declines.



The Company suspended its shallow gas drilling program in 2010 due to low natural gas prices, and curtailed its oil drilling program in 2012 due to limited funds. Accordingly, normal production declines in both natural gas and oil were not replaced. In addition, the Company shut-in 700 Mcfd of higher operating expense natural gas production in the first quarter of 2012 and an additional 900 Mcfd in the first quarter of 2013 that was uneconomical to produce in the current price environment. With improving natural gas prices, 1.2 MMcfd of natural gas was brought back on production in the second quarter of 2013. This production is subject to shut-in again in a weaker price environment.

Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency (excluding unrealized gains or losses on derivative contracts) decreased to $66.8 million at March 31, 2013 from $134.4 million at March 31, 2012 due to the assets sales in 2012. During the first quarter of 2013, the Company spent $7.7 million in capital expenditures, earned $5.5 million in funds from operations and reported a loss of $5.1 million.

PRODUCTION Three months ended March 31 2013 2012Oil (bpd) 1,529 1,956NGL (bpd) 203 703Natural gas (Mcfd) 14,759 27,463 -------------------------------Total (BOED)(3) 4,191 7,236--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PRICES Three months ended March 31 2013 2012Oil ($/bbl)(1) $ 84.83 $ 88.48NGL ($/bbl) 61.77 67.36Natural gas ($/Mcf) 2.94 2.01 -------------------------------Total ($/BOE)(1)(2)(3) $ 44.70 $ 38.28--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------OIL AND NATURAL GAS SALES Three months ended March 31(thousands of dollars) 2013 2012Oil(1) $ 11,671 $ 15,746NGL 1,129 4,310Natural gas 3,902 5,032Royalty and other 161 120----------------------------------------------------------------------------Total oil and gas sales(1) $ 16,863 $ 25,208--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------OPERATING NETBACK Three months ended March 31(thousands of dollars) 2013 2012Revenue(1) $ 16,863 $ 25,208Realized gain (loss) on derivative contracts (586) 213Royalties (1,595) (2,763)Operating expenses (4,503) (6,988)Transportation expenses (77) (111) --------------------------Operating netback $ 10,102 $ 15,559--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sales volume (MBOE)(3) 377.2 658.5Per BOE(3) Revenue(1)(2) $ 44.70 $ 38.28 Realized gain (loss) on derivative contracts (1.55) 0.32 Royalties (4.23) (4.20) Operating expenses (11.93) (10.61) Transportation expenses (0.21) (0.17) -------------------------- Operating netback $ 26.78 $ 23.62--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(1) Excludes the realized gain (loss) and unrealized loss on derivative contracts of $(0.6) million and $(1.1) million respectively during the three months ended March 31, 2013 (March 31, 2012 - $0.2 million and $(1.7) million respectively).(2) Includes royalty and other income classified with oil and gas sales.(3) Barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf:1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.



Production

Average production volumes in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the fourth quarter of 2012 were as follows:

Three months ended Three months ended March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012Oil (bpd) 1,529 1,135NGL (bpd) 203 338Natural gas (Mcfd) 14,759 18,159 --------------------------------------Total (BOED) 4,191 4,500--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Production in the first quarter of 2013 was 4,191 BOED of which 1,732 bpd (41%) was derived from oil and natural gas liquids production. All of the operated Cardium horizontal oil wells drilled in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2013 have been placed on production. Properties were sold part way through the fourth quarter of 2012 and as such, the production numbers for the fourth quarter of 2012 still included approximately 645 BOED related to these sold properties. The loss of this production in the first quarter of 2013 was partially offset by the impact of the new wells brought on production in the first quarter of 2013.

Prices

World and North American benchmark prices for oil remain volatile and as described below, the Company has entered into certain derivative contracts to partially hedge oil prices. Differentials between WTI oil prices and prices received in Alberta are affected by factors including refining demand and pipeline capacity. Light, sweet oil differentials between Cushing, Oklahoma and Edmonton, Alberta continue to be affected by transportation and market factors. The average differential for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $6.95 US per bbl.

The above noted oil prices do not include a realized loss on derivative contracts of $0.6 million (March 31, 2012 - $0.2 million gain). The realized oil price including this loss was $80.57 per barrel for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $101.08 per barrel for the fourth quarter of 2012 and $89.68 for the first quarter of 2012.

In the first quarter of 2013, natural gas prices started to recover from the 16 year lows experienced in 2012. The Company's average natural gas sales price was $2.94 per Mcf for the three months ended March 31, 2013, 7% lower than the fourth quarter of 2012 price of $3.16 per Mcf and 46% higher than the first quarter of 2012 price of $2.01 per Mcf.

Commodity contracts

At March 31, 2013, the following derivative contracts were outstanding for crude oil and recorded at estimated fair value:

Weighted Weighted average average volume WTI CanadianPeriod (bpd) ($/bbl)April 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 1,100 89.81July 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013 900 90.54October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 800 90.56--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



By comparison, WTI Canadian averaged $95.19 per bbl in the first quarter of 2013 and $93.78 in April 2013. The Company will continue to evaluate the merits of additional commodity hedging as part of its price management strategy. The Company has not hedged any natural gas prices at this time.

Derivative contracts had the following impact on operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012:

Three months ended March 31(thousands of dollars) 2013 2012Realized gain (loss) on derivative contracts $ (586) $ 213Unrealized loss on derivative contracts (1,071) (1,689) -------------------------- $ (1,657) $ (1,476)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Royalties

For the first quarter of 2013, the average royalty rate was 9.5% of revenue compared to 9.7% in the fourth quarter of 2012 and 11.0% in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in the average royalty rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012 is due to higher royalty rates on properties that were sold during 2012.

Royalties as a percentage of total oil and gas sales are highly sensitive to prices and adjustments to gas cost allowance and so royalty rates can fluctuate from quarter to quarter and year to year. Oil wells drilled by the Company on Crown lands qualify for royalty incentives that reduce average Crown royalties for periods of up to 36 months from initial production, after which Crown royalties are expected to increase from current levels.

Three months ended March 31 2013 2012Gross Crown royalties 5.3% 8.4%Gas cost allowance (1.3%) (4.3%)Other royalties 5.5% 6.9% --------------------------Total royalties 9.5% 11.0%Total royalties ($/BOE) $ 4.23 $ 4.20--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Operating expenses

Operating expenses were $11.93 per BOE for the three months ended March 31, 2013 compared to $12.11 per BOE in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $10.61 per BOE in the first quarter of 2012. Operating expenses were higher in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012 due to one time costs associated with bringing new production on-stream.

Transportation expenses

For the first quarter of 2013, transportation expenses were $0.21 per BOE compared to $0.22 per BOE for the year ended December 31, 2012 and $0.17 per BOE for the first quarter of 2012.

Depletion and depreciation

Depletion and depreciation was $8.6 million ($22.83 per BOE) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to $9.0 million ($21.70 per BOE) in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $13.0 million ($19.81 per BOE) in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in depletion and depreciation expense in the first quarter of 2013 was due to lower overall production volumes. Proved plus probable reserves volumes are included in the determination of depletion and depreciation expense. In 2012, natural gas reserves volumes were reduced due to low natural gas prices, property dispositions, and the termination of the Edmonton Sands farm-in agreement, resulting in higher depletion and depreciation expense per BOE in recent quarters compared to the first quarter of 2012.

At March 31, 2013 the Company determined that no indicators of impairment were present in regards to its property, plant and equipment.

General and administrative expenses

General and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation were $2.1 million ($5.45 per BOE) for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $2.5 million ($6.07 per BOE) in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $2.1 million ($3.26 per BOE) for the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in gross general and administrative expenses is the result of lower employee compensation associated with reduced staff and decreased rent associated with the office move in the fourth quarter of 2012. Overhead recoveries are lower due to the property sales completed in 2012 and capitalized overhead is lower due to reduced staff associated with capital activities.

Three months ended March 31(thousands of dollars) 2013 2012General and administrative (gross) $ 2,764 $ 3,419Overhead recoveries (241) (465)Capitalized (468) (808) --------------------------General and administrative (cash) $ 2,055 $ 2,146Net share-based compensation 197 227 --------------------------General and administrative $ 2,252 $ 2,373--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------General and administrative (cash) ($/BOE)(1) $ 5.45 $ 3.26% Capitalized 17% 24%--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(1) Barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf:1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.



Capitalized general and administrative costs are limited to compensation and benefits of staff involved in capital activities and associated office rent.

Share-based compensation

The Company accounts for share-based compensation plans using the fair value method of accounting. Share-based compensation expense was $0.3 million for the first quarter of 2013 ($0.2 million net of amounts capitalized) versus $0.4 million ($0.2 million net of amounts capitalized) in first quarter of 2012.

Finance expenses

Finance expenses were $3.3 million for the first quarter of 2013, compared to $3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in finance expenses from the fourth quarter of 2012 and the first quarter of 2012 is the result of lower average balances outstanding under the Company's credit facilities and lower accretion on decommissioning obligations due to the property sales in 2012. The average effective interest rate on outstanding bank loans was 5.5% for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to 4.0% for the comparable period in 2012.

Three months ended March 31(thousands of dollars) 2013 2012Interest and accretion on convertible debentures $ 2,295 $ 2,244Interest expense on credit facilities and other 791 1,042Accretion on decommissioning obligations 188 318 --------------------------Finance expenses $ 3,274 $ 3,604----------------------------------------------------------------------------



Decommissioning obligations

The decommissioning liability at March 31, 2013 was lower than at December 31, 2012 due to changes in estimates. The Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (the "ERCB") recently published updated estimated average costs for abandonment and reclamation of wells and facilities located in Alberta based on information it gathers from industry participants. The Company uses this information in formulating its own estimates of the costs related to abandonment and reclamation, and adjusts the estimates for specific situations related to the Company's assets, as well as inflation rates reflective of expected increases in future costs (currently 2% per year). Upon reviewing the Company's estimated decommissioning costs in light of the recently updated estimated costs published by the ERCB, the Company lowered its estimated costs of decommissioning at March 31, 2013 by $1.3 million.

Accretion expense was $0.2 million in the first quarter of 2013, provisions incurred were $0.1 million and actual expenditures were $0.1 million.

The risk-free discount rates used by the Company to measure the obligations at March 31, 2013 were between 1.1% and 2.4% (December 31, 2012 - 1.0% to 2.5%) depending on the timelines to reclamation and changed from the start of the year as a result of changes in the Canadian bond market.

Income taxes

The Company has recognized a deferred tax asset in the amount of $45.6 million as at December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013. No additional deferred tax assets were recognized during the first quarter of 2013.

Funds from operations

Funds from operations of $5.5 million ($0.03 per share) for the first quarter of 2013 were 48% lower than the first quarter of 2012 ($10.6 million or $0.06 per share) as a result of the drop in overall production volumes (42% decrease). Funds from operations for the first quarter of 2013 were slightly lower than the fourth quarter of 2012 ($5.7 million or $0.03 per share), and were affected by the offsetting impacts of reduced production volumes (7% decrease), lower gas prices (7% decrease) and lower realized oil prices, including the effect of realized gains and losses on derivative contracts (20% decrease).

Three months ended March 31 2013 2012(thousands of dollars)Cash from operating activities $ 5,171 $ 9,306Changes in non-cash working capital 239 1,003Decommissioning expenditures 76 307 --------------------------Funds from operations $ 5,486 $ 10,616--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Earnings

The Company reported a loss of $5.1 million in the first quarter of 2013 compared to loss of $8.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and a loss of $5.9 million for the first quarter of 2012.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

The Company spent $7.7 million on capital expenditures in the first quarter of 2013. The breakdown of expenditures is shown below:

Three months ended March 31 2013 2012(thousands of dollars)Land, geological and geophysical costs $ 47 $ 165Proceeds on disposition - (6,199)Drilling, completion and recompletion 5,324 12,273Facilities and well equipment 1,830 5,136Capitalized general and administrative expenses 468 808 --------------------------Total finding, development & acquisition expenditures $ 7,669 $ 12,183Change in compressor and other inventory and equipment (14) (100)Office equipment and furniture 7 7 --------------------------Total net cash capital expenditures $ 7,662 $ 12,090--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Drilling statistics are shown below:

Three months ended March 31 2013 2012 Gross Net Gross NetOil 2 1.8 3 2.5Gas - - - -Dry - - - - ----------------------------Total 2 1.8 3 2.5--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Success rate (%) 100% 100% 100% 100%--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



During the first quarter of 2013, the Company drilled two gross (1.8 net capital, 1.5 net revenue) Cardium horizontal light oil wells and brought four gross (3.0 net revenue) Cardium horizontal light wells on-stream.

SHARE INFORMATION

The Company's shares have been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange since September 7, 2005 under the symbol "AXL". As of May 13, 2013, there were 172.5 million common shares outstanding, 14.1 million stock options outstanding, $50.0 million principal amount of convertible debentures which are convertible into common shares at a conversion price of $1.55 per common share and $46.0 million principal amount of convertible debentures which are convertible into common shares at a conversion price of $1.70 per common share. During the first quarter 2012 and 2013, no common shares were issued under the employee stock option plan.

SHARE PRICE ON TSX Three months ended March 31 2013 2012High $ 0.25 $ 0.68Low $ 0.17 $ 0.48Close $ 0.19 $ 0.57Volume 6,360,434 16,251,280Shares outstanding at March 31 172,549,701 172,549,701Market capitalization at March 31 $ 31,921,695 $ 98,353,330--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The statistics above include trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange only. Shares also trade on alternative platforms like Alpha, Chi-X, Pure and Omega. Approximately 3.3 million common shares traded on these alternative exchanges in three months ended March 31, 2013 (March 31, 2012 - 8.2 million). Including these exchanges, an average of 158,620 common shares traded per day in the three months ended March 31, 2013 (March 31, 2012 - 390,166), representing a quarterly turnover ratio of 6% (March 31, 2012 - 14%).

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

At March 31, 2013, the Company had outstanding bank loans of $55.1 million, convertible debentures of $96.0 million (principal) and a cash working capital deficiency (excluding the unrealized loss on derivative contracts) of $11.6 million. The working capital deficiency is largely due to accruals associated with capital spending, operating and interest expenses and will be funded through the available credit facilities and future operating cash flows. The following table shows the changes in bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency:

Three months ended March 31, December 31,(thousands of dollars) 2013 2012Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency, beginning of period $ (64,531) $ (96,991)Funds from operations 5,486 5,694Net cash capital expenditures (7,662) 26,880Decommissioning expenditures (76) (114) ---------------------------Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency, end of period $ (66,783) $ (64,531) ---------------------------Bank loans, end of period $ (55,141) $ (48,094)Cash working capital deficiency, end of period (11,642) (16,437) ---------------------------Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency, end of period $ (66,783) $ (64,531)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The continued development of the Company's oil and gas assets is dependent on the ability of the Company to secure sufficient funds through operations, bank facilities and other sources from the strategic alternative process. Short-term capital is required to finance accounts receivable and other similar short-term assets while the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties requires larger amounts of long-term capital.

At March 31, 2013, the Company had total credit facilities of $65 million, consisting of a $55 million revolving term credit facility and a $10 million working capital credit facility with a syndicate of Canadian banks. Advances can be drawn in either Canadian or U.S. funds and bear interest at the bank's prime lending rate, bankers' acceptance or LIBOR loan rates plus applicable margins. These margins vary from 3% to 4% depending on the borrowing option used. At March 31, 2013, no amounts were drawn in U.S. funds. The Company had $9.5 million of credit available at March 31, 2013. Anderson will prudently use its bank loan facilities to finance its operations as required.

Due to spring break-up, Anderson anticipates very little capital spending in the second quarter of the year. As such, bank debt plus working capital deficiency is expected to be lower at the end of second quarter of 2013 than at the end of the first quarter of 2013. The Company will revisit its 2013 capital program in the second half of the year depending on the outcome of the strategic alternatives process.

The available lending limits under the bank facilities are reviewed twice a year and are based on the bank syndicate's interpretation of the Company's reserves and future commodity prices. The last review was conducted on December 15, 2012. The revolving term credit facility and the working capital credit facility have a maturity date of July 10, 2013 and, if the facility were not renewed, all outstanding advances would become repayable on July 10, 2013. There can be no assurance that the amount of the available bank lines will not be adjusted at the next scheduled review to be completed prior to May 31, 2013.

OFF BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS

The Company had no guarantees or off-balance sheet arrangements other than as described in the management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2012 under "Contractual Obligations".

CHANGES TO CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

The Company enters into various contractual obligations in the course of conducting its operations. There were no material changes to the contractual obligations that were discussed in management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2012 other than the following:

-- Cardium Horizontal Well Program (Oil) - At December 31, 2012 the Company had an obligation to drill one Cardium horizontal oil well. The commitment was fulfilled in the first quarter of 2013. The Company has no other drilling commitments as at March 31, 2013.



CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES

On January 1, 2013, the Company adopted new standards with respect to consolidations (IFRS 10), joint arrangements (IFRS 11), disclosure of interests in other entities (IFRS 12), fair value measurements (IFRS 13) and amendments to financial instruments disclosures (IFRS 7). The adoption of these standards had no impact on the amounts recorded in the consolidated financial statements as at January 1, 2013 or on the comparative periods, but did result in additional disclosures with regards to IFRS 13 and IFRS 7. Refer to the unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three month period ended March 31, 2013.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES

The preparation of financial statements requires the Company to make estimates, assumptions and judgements in the application of IFRS that have a significant impact on the financial results of the Company. Actual results could differ from estimated amounts, and those differences may be material. A comprehensive discussion of the Company's significant critical accounting estimates is contained in the MD&A and the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012.

CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

The Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") and the Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") have designed, or caused to be designed under their supervision, disclosure controls and procedures ("DC&P") and internal controls over financial reporting ("ICOFR") as defined in National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuer's Annual and Interim Filings in order to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of the financial statements for external purposes in accordance with IFRS.

The DC&P have been designed to provide reasonable assurance that material information relating to the Company is made known to the CEO and CFO by others and that information required to be disclosed by the Company in its annual filings, interim filings or other reports filed or submitted by the Company under securities legislation is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in securities legislation. The Company's CEO and CFO have concluded, based on their evaluation as of the end of the period covered by the interim filings that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures are effective to provide reasonable assurance that material information related to the issuer is made known to them by others within the Company.

The ICOFR have been designed to provide reasonable assurance that all assets are safeguarded, transactions are appropriately authorized and to facilitate the preparation of relevant, reliable and timely information. The CEO and CFO have evaluated and tested the design and operating effectiveness of Anderson's ICOFR as of March 31, 2013 and have concluded that these internal controls are designed properly and are effective in the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with IFRS. The CEO and CFO are required to cause the Company to disclose any change in the Company's ICOFR that occurred during the period beginning on January 1, 2013 and ending on March 31, 2013 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's ICOFR. No changes in ICOFR were identified during such period that have materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect the Company's ICOFR.

It should be noted that a control system, including the Company's DC&P and ICOFR, no matter how well conceived or operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objective of the control system will be met and it should not be expected that DC&P and ICOFR will prevent all errors or fraud.

BUSINESS RISKS

Oil and gas exploration and production is capital intensive and involves a number of business risks including, without limitation, the uncertainty of finding new reserves, the instability of commodity prices, weather and various operational risks. Commodity prices are influenced by local and worldwide supply and demand, OPEC actions, ongoing global economic concerns, the U.S. dollar exchange rate, transportation costs, political stability and seasonal and weather related changes to demand. The price of natural gas has weakened due to increasing U.S. gas production driven primarily by the U.S. shale gas plays. The large amount of gas in storage combined with strong U.S. gas production and financial market fears has continued to suppress the price of natural gas. Oil prices continue to remain volatile as they are a geopolitical commodity, affected by concerns about economic markets in the U.S. and Europe and continued instability in oil producing countries. Differentials between WTI oil prices and prices received in Alberta are volatile and dependent on factors including refining demand and pipeline capacity. The industry is subject to extensive governmental regulation with respect to the environment. Operational risks include well performance, uncertainties inherent in estimating reserves, timing of/ability to obtain drilling licences and other regulatory approvals, ability to obtain equipment, expiration of licences and leases, competition from other producers, sufficiency of insurance, ability to manage growth, reliance on key personnel, third party credit risk and appropriateness of accounting estimates. These risks are described in more detail in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities on SEDAR.

The Company makes substantial capital expenditures for the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves. As the Company's revenues may decline as a result of decreased commodity pricing, it may be required to reduce capital expenditures. In addition, uncertain levels of near term industry activity coupled with the present global economic concerns exposes the Company to additional access to capital risk. There can be no assurance that debt or equity financing, or funds generated by operations will be available or sufficient to meet these requirements or for other corporate purposes or, if debt or equity financing is available, that it will be on terms acceptable to the Company. The inability of the Company to access sufficient capital for its operations could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects.

Anderson manages these risks by employing competent professional staff, following sound operating practices and using capital prudently. The Company generates its exploration prospects internally and performs extensive geological, geophysical, engineering, and environmental analysis before committing to the drilling of new prospects. Anderson seeks out and employs new technologies where possible. With the Company's extensive drilling inventory and advance planning, the Company believes it can manage the slower pace of regulatory approvals and the requirements for extensive landowner consultation.

The Company has a formal emergency response plan which details the procedures employees and contractors will follow in the event of an operational emergency. The emergency response plan is designed to respond to emergencies in an organized and timely manner so that the safety of employees, contractors, residents in the vicinity of field operations, the general public and the environment are protected. A corporate safety program covers hazard identification and control on the jobsite, establishes Company policies, rules and work procedures and outlines training requirements for employees and contract personnel.

The Company currently deals with a small number of buyers and sales contracts, and endeavors to ensure that those buyers are an appropriate credit risk. The Company continuously evaluates the merits of entering into fixed price or financial hedge contracts for price management.

The oil and natural gas business is subject to regulation and intervention by governments in such matters as the awarding of exploration and production interests, the imposition of specific drilling obligations, environmental protection controls, control over the development and abandonment of fields (including restrictions on production) and possibly expropriation or cancellation of contract rights. As well, governments may regulate or intervene with respect to prices, taxes, royalties and the exportation of oil and natural gas. Such regulation may be changed from time to time in response to economic or political conditions. The implementation of new regulations or the modification of existing regulations affecting the oil and natural gas industry could reduce demand for oil and natural gas, increase the Company's costs or affect its future opportunities.

The oil and natural gas industry is currently subject to environmental regulations pursuant to a variety of provincial and federal legislation. Such legislation provides for restrictions and prohibitions on the release or emission of various substances produced in association with certain oil and gas industry operations. Such legislation may also impose restrictions and prohibitions on water use or processing in connection with certain oil and gas operations. In addition, such legislation requires that well and facility sites be abandoned and reclaimed to the satisfaction of provincial authorities. Compliance with such legislation can require significant expenditures and a breach of such requirements may result in, amongst other things, suspension or revocation of necessary licenses and authorizations, civil liability for pollution damage, and the imposition of material fines and penalties.

BUSINESS PROSPECTS

The Company is a light oil horizontal development company focused almost exclusively on the Cardium with a stacked resource play in the Second White Specks. The Company's assets are almost entirely west of the fifth meridian and a two hour drive north of Calgary on predominantly year-round access land.

The Company has 165 gross (90 net) sections of land and an inventory of 232 gross (148 net revenue) future drilling locations in the Cardium horizontal light oil play of which only 32% of net locations are recognized to date in the GLJ reserves report. Newly drilled Cardium horizontal wells can be easily connected to existing gathering systems and facilities. Last winter's drilling program demonstrated initial production results for slick water fracture stimulations that were vastly superior to previously used fracture stimulation techniques. In addition, enhanced oil recovery schemes have the potential to significantly increase the recovery factors in the Cardium.

The Company has 104 gross (46 net) sections of land prospective for the emerging new Second White Specks light oil play and has assembled a drilling inventory of 102 gross (59 net) drilling locations. This zone is 100 meters deeper than the Cardium formation, is the oil-source zone for the Cardium play and is oil-charged with similar quality light oil that is in the Cardium formation. The Company believes this play can be exploited by drilling off existing Cardium drilling pads and that the oil and solution gas produced can be handled at existing Cardium facilities.

While the Company remains focused on developing its light oil assets, it also still has a large inventory of low risk natural gas drilling locations that could be developed when natural gas prices recover. The Company's remaining Edmonton Sands shallow gas drilling inventory is now estimated to be 542 gross (307 net) locations.

The continued development of the Company's oil and gas assets is dependent on the ability of the Company to secure sufficient funds through operations, bank facilities and other sources from the strategic alternative process. Subject to the outcome of the strategic alternatives process, the Company intends to continue to focus on converting its asset base so that more than 50% of its production is from oil and NGL.

STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES

The Company is continuing the process to identify, examine and consider a range of strategic alternatives available to the Company with a view to enhancing shareholder value. The strategic alternatives may include, but are not limited to, a sale of all or a material portion of the assets of Anderson, or a drilling joint venture, either in one transaction, or in a series of transactions, the outright sale of the Company, or a merger or other strategic transaction involving Anderson and a third party. The Board of Directors believes that the Company's shares trade at a discount to the value of the underlying assets, especially given its high quality light oil production base, prospective horizontal light oil drilling inventory and significant tax pools. The Board of Directors has established a special committee comprised of independent directors of the Company to oversee the process and has retained BMO Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets as its financial advisors to assist the Special Committee and the Board of Directors with the process.

Since the process began in 2012, the Company has:

-- sold $74 million of non-strategic assets, which were primarily natural gas assets and other miscellaneous properties;-- reduced bank debt to $55.1 million at March 31, 2013 from $106.7 million at March 31, 2012;-- restructured all of its shallow gas and Cardium drilling commitments so that by the end of January 2013, Anderson had completed all of its drilling commitments;-- reduced its head office staff count and head office leasing costs; and-- opened a confidential data room to assist with the process.



It is Anderson's current intention to not disclose new developments with respect to the strategic alternatives process unless and until the Board of Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise determines that disclosure is necessary in accordance with applicable law. The Company cautions that there are no assurances or guarantees that the process will result in a transaction or, if a transaction is undertaken, the terms or timing of such a transaction or the impact it will have on the Company's financial position. The Company has not set a definitive schedule to complete the evaluation.

On April 1, 2013, the Company renewed a retention plan for its employees as part of this process.

QUARTERLY INFORMATION

The following table provides financial and operating results for the last eight quarters. Commodity prices remain volatile, affecting funds from operations and earnings throughout those quarters. Revenues, funds from operations and earnings (loss) over the three quarters of 2011 reflect the benefits from increased sales of crude oil volumes resulting from large oil-focused drilling programs that began in 2010. The Company drilled 51 gross (43.8 net capital, 38.7 net revenue) successful wells during 2011. The Company curtailed its drilling program in 2012, drilling only 2 gross wells (1.8 net capital and 1.5 net revenue) in the first quarter of 2013, 4 gross wells (4 net capital, 2.8 net revenue) in the last quarter of 2012 and 3 gross wells (2.5 net capital and revenue) in the first quarter of 2012. The impact of the sale of properties in 2012 and natural production declines contributed to lower production volumes in 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. This, combined with declines in commodity prices relative to 2011 led to decreases in revenue in 2012 and the first quarter of 2013. Earnings were affected in the fourth quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012 by impairments in the value of natural gas properties. Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency balances fluctuated in response to the capital spending programs related to the Cardium development through 2011, 2012 and into 2013, and were reduced by the proceeds from the sale of assets in 2012 and cash from operating activities.

SELECTED QUARTERLY INFORMATION($ amounts in thousands, except per share amounts and prices) -------------------------------------- Q1 2013 Q4 2012 Q3 2012 Q2 2012 -------- -------- -------- --------Revenue, net of royalties $ 15,268 $ 13,796 $ 15,284 $ 18,290Funds from operations $ 5,486 $ 5,694 $ 5,725 $ 7,606Funds from operations per share, basic and diluted $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.03 $ 0.04Earnings (loss) before effect of impairments $ (5,113) $ (8,895) $ 94 $ (1,828)Earnings (loss) per share before effect of impairments, basic and diluted $ (0.03) $ (0.05) $ - $ (0.01)Earnings (loss) $ (5,113) $ (8,895) $ 94 $(16,828)Earnings (loss) per share, basic and diluted $ (0.03) $ (0.05) $ - $ (0.10)Capital expenditures, net of proceeds on dispositions $ 7,662 $(26,880) $(28,986) $ 4,786Cash from operating activities $ 5,171 $ 6,976 $ 5,845 $ 7,712Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency $ 66,783 $ 64,531 $ 96,991 $131,675Daily sales Oil (bpd) 1,529 1,135 1,274 1,669 NGL (bpd) 203 338 576 750 Natural gas (Mcfd) 14,759 18,159 23,519 26,438 BOE (BOED)(3) 4,191 4,500 5,770 6,825Average prices Oil ($/bbl)(2) $ 84.83 $ 79.73 $ 80.44 $ 81.58 NGL ($/bbl) $ 61.77 $ 52.02 $ 51.59 $ 54.38 Natural gas ($/Mcf) $ 2.94 $ 3.16 $ 2.24 $ 1.72 BOE ($/BOE)(1)(2)(3) $ 44.70 $ 36.89 $ 32.05 $ 32.70-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q1 2012 Q4 2011 Q3 2011 Q2 2011 -------- -------- -------- --------Revenue, net of royalties $ 22,445 $ 28,457 $ 24,970 $ 27,776Funds from operations $ 10,616 $ 16,997 $ 12,655 $ 13,944Funds from operations per share, basic and diluted $ 0.06 $ 0.10 $ 0.07 $ 0.08Earnings (loss) before effect of impairments $ (5,864) $ (4,939) $ 6,667 $ 5,932Earnings (loss) per share before effect of impairments, basic and diluted $ (0.03) $ (0.03) $ 0.04 $ 0.03Earnings (loss) $ (5,864) $(32,167) $ 7,472 $ 5,932Earnings (loss) per share, basic and diluted $ (0.03) $ (0.19) $ 0.04 $ 0.03Capital expenditures, net of proceeds on dispositions $ 12,090 $ 40,924 $ 49,713 $ 26,284Cash from operating activities $ 9,306 $ 16,462 $ 11,893 $ 14,953Bank loans plus cash working capital deficiency $134,437 $132,656 $108,583 $ 71,464Daily sales Oil (bpd) 1,956 2,122 1,709 1,759 NGL (bpd) 703 715 636 667 Natural gas (Mcfd) 27,463 30,576 30,038 31,990 BOE (BOED) (3) 7,236 7,933 7,351 7,758Average prices Oil ($/bbl) (2) $ 88.48 $ 96.33 $ 89.05 $ 99.39 NGL ($/bbl) $ 67.36 $ 72.71 $ 66.07 $ 74.24 Natural gas ($/Mcf) $ 2.01 $ 3.20 $ 3.85 $ 3.79 BOE ($/BOE)(1)(2)(3) $ 38.28 $ 44.70 $ 42.16 $ 44.71----------------------------------------------------------------------------(1) Includes royalty and other income classified with oil and gas sales.(2) Excludes realized and unrealized hedging gains (losses) on derivative contracts as follows: Q1 2013 - ($0.6) million and ($1.1) million respectively; Q4 2012 - $2.2 million and ($2.8) million respectively; Q3 2012 - $1.7 million and ($2.7) million respectively; Q2 2012 - $1.3 million and $4.7 million respectively; Q1 2012 - $0.2 million and ($1.7) million respectively; Q4 2011 - ($0.3) million and ($7.9) million respectively; Q3 2011 - $0.9 million and $6.4 million respectively and Q2 2011 - ($0.8) million and $7.7 million respectively.(3) Barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.



FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this news release including, without limitation, management's assessment of future plans and operations; benefits and valuation of the development prospects described herein; number of locations in drilling inventory and wells to be drilled; timing and location of drilling and tie-in of wells and the costs thereof; productive capacity of the wells; timing of and construction of facilities; expected production rates; percentage of production from oil and natural gas liquids; dates of commencement of production; amount of capital expenditures and the timing and method of financing thereof; value of undeveloped land; extent of reserves additions; ability to attain cost savings; drilling program success; impact of changes in commodity prices on operating results; estimates of future operating netbacks; potential results of the strategic alternatives review process, including the possibility of further asset dispositions and use of proceeds therefrom, and enhancement of shareholder value; disclosure intentions with respect to the strategic alternatives review process; factors on which the continued development of the Company's oil and gas assets are dependent; commodity price outlook; and general economic outlook may constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities legislation and necessarily involve risks and assumptions made by management of the Company including, without limitation, risks associated with oil and gas exploration, development, exploitation, production, marketing and transportation; loss of markets; volatility of commodity prices; currency fluctuations; imprecision of reserves estimates; environmental risks; competition from other producers; inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; adequate weather to conduct operations; sufficiency of budgeted capital, operating and other costs to carry out planned activities; wells not performing as expected; incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions and farm-ins; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions and farm-ins; inability to complete property dispositions or to complete them at anticipated values; delays resulting from or inability to obtain required regulatory approvals; changes to government regulation; ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; and other factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control.

The impact of any one risk, uncertainty or factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as the factors are interdependent, and management's future course of action would depend on its assessment of all information at the time. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on the assumptions and forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect Anderson's operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) or at Anderson's website (www.andersonenergy.ca).

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as at the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

CONVERSION

Disclosure provided herein in respect of barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf:1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.

ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.Consolidated Statements of Financial Position(Stated in thousands of dollars)(Unaudited) March 31, December 31, 2013 2012ASSETSCurrent assets: Cash $ - $ 1 Accounts receivable and accruals 10,249 9,881 Prepaid expenses and deposits 1,675 1,788 ------------ ------------Total current assets 11,924 11,670Deferred tax asset 45,634 45,634Property, plant and equipment (note 3) 284,073 286,174 ------------ ------------Total assets $ 341,631 $ 343,478------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCurrent liabilities: Accounts payable and accruals $ 23,566 $ 28,107 Unrealized loss on derivative contracts (note 11) 2,168 1,097 Bank loans (note 4) 55,141 48,094 ------------ ------------Total current liabilities 80,875 77,298Convertible debentures 87,277 86,753Decommissioning obligations (note 5) 45,369 46,467 ------------ ------------Total liabilities 213,521 210,518Shareholders' equity: Share capital (note 6) 171,460 171,460 Equity component of convertible debentures 5,019 5,019 Contributed surplus 10,681 10,418 Deficit (59,050) (53,937) ------------ ------------Total shareholders' equity 128,110 132,960Commitments and contingencies (note 12) ------------ ------------Total liabilities and equity $ 341,631 $ 343,478------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financial statements.



ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive LossTHREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012(Stated in thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)(Unaudited) 2013 2012Oil and gas sales $ 16,863 $ 25,208Royalties (1,595) (2,763) --------- -------Revenue, net of royalties 15,268 22,445Other gains (losses) (note 8) (1,663) (4,086) --------- -------Total revenue, net of royalties and other gains (losses) 13,605 18,359Operating expenses 4,503 6,988Transportation expenses 77 111Depletion and depreciation 8,613 13,042General and administrative expenses 2,252 2,373 --------- -------Loss from operating activities (1,840) (4,155)Finance income (note 9) 1 16Finance expenses (note 9) (3,274) (3,604) --------- -------Net finance expenses (3,273) (3,588)Loss before taxes (5,113) (7,743)Deferred income tax benefit - 1,879 --------- -------Loss and comprehensive loss for the period $ (5,113) $ (5,864)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Basic and diluted loss per share (note 7) $ (0.03) $ (0.03)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financial statements.ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders' EquityTHREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012(Stated in thousands of dollars, except number of common shares)(Unaudited) Equity component of Number of convertible common shares Share capital debentures--------------------------------------------------------------------------Balance at December 31, 2011 172,549,701 $ 171,460 $ 5,019Share-based payments - - -Loss for the period - - - -------------- --------------- --------------Balance at March 31, 2012 172,549,701 $ 171,460 $ 5,019----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Balance at December 31, 2012 172,549,701 $ 171,460 $ 5,019Share-based payments - - -Loss for the period - - - -------------- --------------- --------------Balance at March 31, 2013 172,549,701 $ 171,460 $ 5,019---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Contributed shareholders' surplus Deficit equity---------------------------------------------------------------------------Balance at December 31, 2011 $ 9,385 $ (22,444) $ 163,420Share-based payments 364 - 364Loss for the period - (5,864) (5,864) -------------- --------------- ---------------Balance at March 31, 2012 $ 9,749 $ (28,308) $ 157,920------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Balance at December 31, 2012 $ 10,418 $ (53,937) $ 132,960Share-based payments 263 - 263Loss for the period - (5,113) (5,113) -------------- --------------- ---------------Balance at March 31, 2013 $ 10,681 $ (59,050) $ 128,110------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financialstatements.ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.Consolidated Statements of Cash FlowsTHREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012(Stated in thousands of dollars)(Unaudited) 2013 2012CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN)OPERATIONSLoss for the period $ (5,113) $ (5,864)Adjustments for: Unrealized loss on derivative contracts (note 8) 1,071 1,689 Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (note 8) 6 2,610 Depletion and depreciation 8,613 13,042 Share-based payments 197 227 Accretion on decommissioning obligations (note 5) 188 318 Accretion on convertible debentures 524 473 Deferred income tax benefit - (1,879)Decommissioning expenditures (note 5) (76) (307)Changes in non-cash working capital (note 10) (239) (1,003) ------------ ------------Net cash provided by operations 5,171 9,306FINANCINGIncrease in bank loans 7,047 17,973Changes in non-cash working capital (note 10) - (175) ------------ ------------Net cash provided by financing 7,047 17,798INVESTINGProperty, plant and equipment expenditures (7,662) (18,289)Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment - 6,199Changes in non-cash working capital (note 10) (4,557) (15,015) ------------ ------------Net cash used in investing (12,219) (27,105)Decrease in cash (1) (1)Cash, beginning of period 1 1 ------------ ----------Cash, end of period $ - $ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------Interest received in cash $ 1 $ 21Interest paid in cash $ (2,565) $ (4,747)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------See accompanying notes to the condensed interim consolidated financial statements.ANDERSON ENERGY LTD.Notes to the Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial StatementsTHREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2013 AND 2012(Tabular amounts in thousands of dollars, unless otherwise stated)(Unaudited)



1. REPORTING ENTITY

Anderson Energy Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively "Anderson" or the "Company") are engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties in western Canada. Anderson is a public company incorporated and domiciled in Canada. Anderson's common shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company's registered office and principal place of business is 2200, 333 - 7th Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 2Z1.

The Company is continuing the process to identify, examine and consider a range of strategic alternatives available to the Company with a view to enhancing shareholder value. The strategic alternatives considered may include, but are not limited to, a sale of all or a material portion of the assets of Anderson, or a drilling joint venture, either in one transaction, or in a series of transactions, the outright sale of the Company, or a merger or other strategic transaction involving Anderson and a third party. The strategic review process is still ongoing and the Company will continue to identify, examine and consider a full range of strategic alternatives.

It is Anderson's current intention to not disclose developments with respect to its strategic alternatives process unless and until the Board of Directors has approved a specific transaction or otherwise determines that disclosure is necessary in accordance with applicable law. The Company cautions that there are no assurances or guarantees that the process will result in a transaction or, if a transaction is undertaken, the terms or timing of such a transaction or the impact it will have on the Company's financial position. The Company has not set a definitive schedule to complete the evaluation.

2. BASIS OF PREPARATION

(a) Statement of compliance:

The condensed interim consolidated financial statements comply with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting and do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements.

The condensed interim consolidated financial statements were authorized for issuance by the Board of Directors on May 13, 2013.

(b) Accounting policies, judgments, estimates and disclosures:

In preparing these condensed interim consolidated financial statements, the accounting policies, methods of computation and significant judgements made by management in applying the Company's accounting policies and key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those that applied to the audited consolidated financial statements as at and for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 except as disclosed below.

On January 1, 2013, the Company adopted new standards with respect to consolidations (IFRS 10), joint arrangements (IFRS 11), disclosure of interests in other entities (IFRS 12), fair value measurements (IFRS 13) and amendments to financial instruments disclosures (IFRS 7). The adoption of these standards had no impact on the amounts recorded in the consolidated financial statements as at January 1, 2013 or on the comparative periods, but did result in additional disclosures with regards to IFRS 13 and IFRS 7.

The following disclosures are incremental to those included with the annual audited consolidated financial statements. Certain disclosures that are normally required in the notes to the annual audited consolidated financial statements have been condensed or omitted. These condensed interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011.

3. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

Cost or deemed cost Oil and natural gas Other assets equipment TotalBalance at December 31, 2011 $ 753,875 $ 1,863 $ 755,738Additions 40,732 41 40,773Disposals (201,559) - (201,559) --------------------------------------Balance at December 31, 2012 $ 593,048 $ 1,904 $ 594,952Additions 6,505 7 6,512 --------------------------------------Balance at March 31, 2013 $ 599,553 1,911 601,464--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Accumulated depletion, depreciation and impairment losses Oil and natural Other gas assets equipment TotalBalance at December 31, 2011 $ 347,413 $ 1,378 $ 348,791Depletion and depreciation for the year 44,247 149 44,396Impairment loss 20,000 - 20,000Disposals (104,409) - (104,409) --------------------------------------Balance at December 31, 2012 $ 307,251 $ 1,527 $ 308,778Depletion and depreciation for the period 8,588 25 8,613 --------------------------------------Balance at March 31, 2013 $ 315,839 1,552 317,391--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Carrying amounts Oil and natural Other gas assets equipment TotalAt December 31, 2012 $ 285,797 $ 377 $ 286,174At March 31, 2013 $ 283,714 $ 359 $ 284,073--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Capitalized overhead. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, additions to property, plant and equipment included internal overhead costs of $0.6 million (year ended December 31, 2012 - $3.4 million).

4. BANK LOANS

At March 31, 2013, total bank facilities were $65 million, consisting of a $55 million revolving term credit facility and a $10 million working capital credit facility with a syndicate of Canadian banks. The revolving term credit facility and the working capital credit facility have a maturity date of July 10, 2013 and, if the facility were not renewed, all outstanding advances would become repayable on that date. Accordingly, at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the bank loans were classified as a current liability. Under the agreement, advances can be drawn in either Canadian or U.S. funds and bear interest at the bank's prime lending rate, bankers' acceptance or LIBOR loan rates plus applicable margins. These margins vary from 3% to 4%, depending on the borrowing option used. At March 31, 2013, no amounts were drawn in U.S. funds.

The average effective interest rate on advances under the facilities in 2013 was 5.5% (March 31, 2012 - 4.0%). The Company had $0.4 million in letters of credit outstanding at March 31, 2013 that reduce the amount of credit available to the Company.

Loans are secured by a floating charge debenture over all assets and guarantees by material subsidiaries.

The available lending limits of the facilities are scheduled to be reviewed on or before May 31, 2013 and are based on the bank syndicate's interpretations of the Company's reserves and future commodity prices. There can be no assurance that the amount or terms of the available facilities will not be adjusted at the next review.

5. DECOMMISSIONING OBLIGATIONS

March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012Balance at January 1 $ 46,467 $ 62,848 Provisions incurred 123 1,187 Decommissioning expenditures (76) (506) Provisions disposed - (20,865) Change in estimates (1,333) 2,735 Accretion expense 188 1,068 --------------------------------------Ending balance $ 45,369 $ 46,467--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The Company's decommissioning obligations result from its ownership interest in oil and natural gas assets including well sites and gathering systems. The Company has estimated the net present value of the decommissioning obligations to be $45.4 million as at March 31, 2013 (December 31, 2012 - $46.5 million) based on an undiscounted inflation-adjusted total future liability of $54.9 million (December 31, 2012 - $55.8 million). These payments are expected to be made over the next 25 years with the majority of costs to be incurred between 2013 and 2030. At March 31, 2013, the liability has been calculated using an inflation rate of 2.0% (December 31, 2012 - 2.0%) and discounted using a risk-free rate of 1.1% to 2.4% (December 31, 2012 - 1.0% to 2.5%) depending on the estimated timing of the future obligation.

6. SHARE CAPITAL

Authorized share capital:

The Company is authorized to issue an unlimited number of common and preferred shares. The preferred shares may be issued in one or more series.

Issued share capital:

Number of Common shares AmountBalance at December 31, 2011, December 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013 172,549,701 $ 171,460--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Stock options:

The Company has an employee stock option plan under which employees, directors and consultants are eligible to purchase common shares of the Company. Options are granted using an exercise price of stock options equal to the weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares for the five trading days prior to the date of the grant. Options have terms of either five or ten years and vest equally over a three year period starting on the first anniversary date of the grant. Changes in the number of options outstanding during the period ended March 31, 2013 and the year ended December 31, 2012 are as follows:

March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 Weighted Weighted Number of average Number of average options exercise price options exercise priceOutstanding at January 1 14,386,800 $ 0.75 14,014,182 $ 1.69Granted during the period - - 5,745,500 0.31Expired during the period (173,000) 2.13 (4,273,582) 3.22Forfeited during the period (70,000) 0.78 (1,099,300) 0.80 ---------------------------------------------------------Ending balance 14,143,800 $ 0.73 14,386,800 $ 0.75----------------------------------------------------------------------------Exercisable, end of period 5,562,917 $ 1.12 5,629,583 $ 1.15--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The range of exercise prices of the outstanding options is as follows: Weighted averageRange of exercise Weighted average remaining life prices Number of options exercise price (years)$0.31 to $0.46 5,820,500 $ 0.31 4.6$0.47 to $0.70 2,706,300 0.70 3.4$0.71 to $1.06 4,422,450 0.92 1.9$1.07 to $1.60 540,100 1.19 2.7$2.42 to $3.63 529,950 2.68 0.5$3.64 to $4.75 124,500 4.17 0.9 ------------------------------------------------------Total at March 31, 2013 14,143,800 $ 0.73 3.3--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



No options have been exercised in the three months ended March 31, 2013 (March 31, 2012 - nil).

No stock options were issued in the three months ended March 31, 2013 (March 31, 2012 - 15,000). The fair value of the options issued in 2012 was estimated using the Black-Scholes model with the following weighted average inputs:

March 31, 2012Fair value at grant date $ 0.30Common share price $ 0.57Exercise price $ 0.57Volatility 61%Option life 5 yearsDividends 0%Risk-free interest rate 1.3%Forfeiture rate 15%--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



This estimated forfeiture rate is adjusted to the actual forfeiture rate when each tranche vests. Stock-based compensation cost of $0.2 million (March 31, 2012 - $0.2 million) was expensed during the three months ended March 31, 2013. In addition, stock-based compensation expense of $0.1 million (March 31, 2012 - $0.2 million) was capitalized during the three months ended March 31, 2013.

7. LOSS PER SHARE

Basic and diluted loss per share were calculated as follows:

March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012Loss for the period $ (5,113) $ (5,864)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Weighted average number of common shares (basic)(in thousands of shares) 172,550 172,550----------------------------------------------------------------------------Basic and diluted loss per share $ (0.03) $ (0.03)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The average market value of the Company's common shares for purposes of calculating the dilutive effect of stock options was based on quoted market prices for the period that the options were outstanding. For the three months ended March 31, 2013, 14,143,800 options (March 31, 2012 - 13,863,182 options) and 59,316,889 common shares reserved for convertible debentures (March 31, 2012 - 59,316,889) were excluded from calculating diluted loss as they were anti-dilutive.

8. OTHER GAINS (LOSSES)

Other gains (losses) include the following:

March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012Realized gain (loss) on derivative contracts $ (586) $ 213Unrealized loss on derivative contracts (1,071) (1,689)Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (6) (2,610) ------------------------- $ (1,663) $ (4,086)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



9. FINANCE INCOME AND EXPENSES

March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012Income Other $ 1 $ 16Expenses Interest and financing costs on bank loans (791) (1,040) Interest on convertible debentures (1,771) (1,771) Accretion on convertible debentures (524) (473) Accretion on decommissioning obligations (188) (318) Other - (2) -------------------------Net finance expenses $ (3,273) $ (3,588)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



10. SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

Changes in non-cash working capital is comprised of:

March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012Source (use) of cash Accounts receivable and accruals $ (368) $ (184) Prepaid expenses and deposits 113 585 Accounts payable and accruals (4,541) (16,594) ------------------------- $ (4,796) $ (16,193)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Related to operating activities $ (239) $ (1,003)Related to financing activities $ - $ (175)Related to investing activities $ (4,557) $ (15,015)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



11. FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

The Company classified the fair value of its financial instruments measured at fair value according to the following hierarchy based on the amount of observable inputs used to value the instrument:

-- Level 1 - observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets;-- Level 2 - inputs, other than the quoted market prices in active markets, which are observable, either directly and/or indirectly; and-- Level 3 - unobservable inputs for the asset or liability in which little or no market data exists, therefore requiring an entity to develop its own assumptions.



The fair value of the derivative contracts used for risk management as shown in the condensed interim consolidated statements of financial position as at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 is measured using level 2.

Financial risk factors

(a) Liquidity risk:

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. The Company's objective is to ensure, as far as possible, that it will always have sufficient liquidity to meet its liabilities when due, under both normal and stressed conditions, without incurring unacceptable losses or risking damage to the Company's reputation.

The following are the contractual maturities of financial liabilities, including associated interest payments on convertible debentures and excluding the impact of netting agreements at March 31, 2013:

Two to Three Four Less than One to three to four to fiveFinancial Liabilities one year two years years years yearsNon-derivative financial liabilities Accounts payable and accruals (1) $ 23,566 $ - $ - $ - $ - Bank loans - principal (2) 55,141 - - - - Convertible debentures - Interest (1) 5,626 7,085 7,085 3,335 1,667 - Principal - - 50,000 - 46,000 -----------------------------------------------Total $ 84,333 $ 7,085 $ 57,085 $ 3,335 $ 47,667--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(1) Accounts payable and accruals includes $1.5 million of interest relating to convertible debentures. The total cash interest payable in less than one year on the convertible debentures is $7.1 million.(2) Assumes the credit facilities are not renewed on July 10, 2013.



(b) Market risk:

Market risk is the risk that changes in market prices, such as commodity prices, foreign exchange rates and interest rates will affect the Company's income or the value of the financial instruments. The objective of market risk management is to manage and control market risk exposures within acceptable parameters, while optimizing the return.

The Company may use both financial derivatives and physical delivery sales contracts to manage market risks. All such transactions are conducted within risk management tolerances that are reviewed by the Board of Directors.

Commodity price risk. Commodity price risk is the risk that the fair value or future cash flows will fluctuate as a result of changes in commodity prices. Commodity prices for oil and natural gas are impacted by both the relationship between the Canadian and U.S. dollar and world economic events that dictate the levels of supply and demand.

At March 31, 2013, the Company had fixed price swap contracts for an average of 933 barrels per day of crude oil with a remaining term of April to December, 2013 at a weighted average NYMEX crude oil price of Canadian $90.26 per barrel.

The estimated fair value of the financial oil contracts has been determined on the amounts the Company would receive or pay to terminate the oil contracts. At March 31, 2013, the Company estimates that it would pay approximately $2.2 million to terminate these contracts (December 31, 2012 - $1.1 million).

The fair value of derivative contracts at March 31, 2013 would have been impacted as follows had the oil prices used to estimate the fair value changed by:

Effect of an increase Effect of a decrease in price on after-tax in price on after-tax earnings earningsCanadian $1.00 per barrel change in the oil prices $ 192 $ (192)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Currency risk. Prices for oil are determined in global markets and generally denominated in United States dollars. Natural gas prices obtained by the Company are influenced by both U.S. and Canadian demand and the corresponding North American supply, and recently, by imports of liquefied natural gas. The exchange rate effect cannot be quantified but generally an increase in the value of the Canadian dollar as compared to the U.S. dollar will reduce the prices received by the Company for its petroleum and natural gas sales.

There were no financial instruments denominated in U.S. dollars at March 31, 2013 or December 31, 2012.

Interest rate risk. Interest rate risk is the risk that future cash flows will fluctuate as a result of changes in market interest rates. The interest charged on the outstanding bank loans fluctuates with the interest rates posted by the lenders. The Company has not entered into any mitigating interest rate hedges or swaps, however the Company has $50 million and $46 million of convertible debentures with fixed interest rates of 7.5% and 7.25% respectively, maturing January 31, 2016 and June 30, 2017. Had the borrowing rate on bank loans been 100 basis points higher (or lower) throughout the three months ended March 31, 2013, earnings would have been affected by approximately $92,000 (March 31, 2012 - $180,000) based on the average bank debt balance outstanding during the period.

(c) Capital management:

Anderson's capital management objective is to maintain a flexible capital structure that optimizes the cost of capital and maintains investor, creditor and market confidence while sustaining the future development of the business.

The Company manages its capital structure and makes adjustments to it in light of changes in economic conditions and the risk characteristics of the underlying petroleum and natural gas assets. The Company's capital structure includes shareholders' equity of $128.1 million, bank loans of $55.1 million, convertible debentures with a face value of $96.0 million and the cash working capital deficiency of $11.6 million, which excludes the current portion of unrealized losses on derivative contracts. In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the Company may from time to time issue shares, seek additional debt financing and adjust its capital spending to manage current and projected debt levels.

Consistent with other companies in the oil and gas sector, Anderson monitors capital based on the ratio of total debt to funds from operations. This ratio is calculated by dividing total debt at the end of the period (comprised of the cash working capital deficiency, the liability component of convertible debentures and outstanding bank loans) by either the annualized current quarter funds from operations or the twelve-month trailing funds from operations (cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital and decommissioning expenditures). This ratio may increase at certain times as a result of acquisitions, the timing of capital expenditures and market conditions. In order to facilitate the management of this ratio, the Company prepares annual capital expenditure budgets, which are updated as necessary depending on varying factors including current and forecast crude oil and natural gas prices, capital deployment and general industry conditions. The annual and updated budgets are approved by the Board of Directors. Funds from operations in the quarter, annualized current quarter funds from operations, twelve-month trailing funds from operations and total net debt to funds from operations are not defined by IFRS and therefore are referred to as additional GAAP measures.

March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012Bank loans $ 55,141 $ 48,094Current liabilities(1) 23,566 28,107Current assets(1) (11,924) (11,670)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net debt before convertible debentures $ 66,783 $ 64,531Convertible debentures (liability component) 87,277 86,753---------------------------------------------------------------------------Total net debt $ 154,060 $ 151,284Cash from operating activities in the quarter $ 5,171 $ 6,976Decommissioning expenditures in the quarter 76 114Changes in non-cash working capital in the quarter 239 (1,396)----------------------------------------------------------------------------Funds from operations in the quarter $ 5,486 $ 5,694Annualized current quarter funds from operations $ 21,944 $ 22,776Twelve-month trailing funds from operations $ 24,511 $ 29,641----------------------------------------------------------------------------Net debt before convertible debentures to funds from operations - Annualized current quarter funds from operations 3.0 2.8 - Twelve-month trailing funds from operations 2.7 2.2Total net debt to funds from operations - Annualized current quarter funds from operations 7.0 6.6 - Twelve-month trailing funds from operations 6.3 5.1--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------(1) Excludes unrealized gains (losses) on derivative contracts.



There were no changes in the Company's approach to capital management during the three months ended March 31, 2013.

The high ratios reflect the capital expenditures required to make the transition from a gas-weighted company to an oil-weighted company. The increase in the ratio from December 31, 2012 is the result of capital expenditures in the first quarter of 2013.

Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries are subject to externally imposed capital requirements. The credit facilities are subject to a semi-annual review of the borrowing base which is directly impacted by the value of the oil and natural gas reserves.

12. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

At March 31, 2013, the Company had firm service gas transportation agreements in which the Company guarantees that certain minimum volumes of natural gas will be shipped on various gas transportation systems. The terms of the various agreements expire in one to eight years. If no volumes were shipped pursuant to the agreements, the maximum amounts payable under the guarantees based on current tariff rates are as follows:

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ThereafterFirm service commitment $ 677 $ 781 $ 674 $ 100 $ 95 $ 205 -------------------------------------------Firm service committed volumes (MMcfd) 9 6 5 3 3 6--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



There are no material changes to other commitments and contingencies from those disclosed in the Company's annual audited consolidated financial statements as at and for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011.

Corporate InformationHead Office2200, 333 - 7th Avenue S.W.Calgary, AlbertaCanada T2P 2Z1Phone (403) 262-6307Fax (403) 261-2792Website www.andersonenergy.ca



Directors

J.C. Anderson(4)Calgary, AlbertaBrian H. DauCalgary, AlbertaChristopher L. Fong (1)(2)(3)(4)Calgary, AlbertaGlenn D. Hockley (1)(3)Calgary, AlbertaDavid J. Sandmeyer (2)(3)(4)Calgary, AlbertaDavid G. Scobie (1)(2)(4)Calgary, AlbertaMember of:(1) Audit Committee(2) Compensation & CorporateGovernance Committee(3) Reserves Committee(4) Special CommitteeAuditorsKPMG LLPIndependent EngineersGLJ Petroleum Consultants Ltd.Legal CounselBennett Jones LLPRegistrar & Transfer AgentValiant Trust CompanyStock ExchangeThe Toronto Stock ExchangeSymbol AXL, AXL.DB, AXL.DB.BContact InformationAnderson Energy Ltd.Brian H. DauPresident & Chief Executive Officer(403) 262-6307info@andersonenergy.caOfficersJ.C. AndersonChairman of the BoardBrian H. DauPresident & Chief Executive OfficerDavid M. SpykerChief Operating OfficerM. Darlene WongVice President, Finance, Chief FinancialOfficer & Corporate SecretaryBlaine M. ChicoineVice President, Drilling and CompletionsSandra M. DrinnanVice President, LandPhilip A. HarveyVice President, ExploitationJamie A. MarshallVice President, ExplorationPatrick M. O'RourkeVice President, ProductionAbbreviations usedAECO - intra-Alberta Nova inventory transfer pricebbl - barrelbpd - barrels per dayMstb - thousand stock tank barrelsMbbls - thousand barrelsBOE - barrels of oil equivalentMBOE - thousand barrels of oil equivalentBOED - barrels of oil equivalent per dayBOPD - barrels of oil per dayCdn - CanadianGJ - gigajouleLIBOR - London Interbank Offered RateMcf - thousand cubic feetMcfd - thousand cubic feet per dayMMcf - million cubic feetMMcfd - million cubic feet per dayNGL - natural gas liquidsWTI - West Texas IntermediateUS or U.S. - United States





Contacts:
Anderson Energy Ltd.
Brian H. Dau
President & Chief Executive Officer
(403) 262-6307
info@andersonenergy.ca
www.andersonenergy.ca



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