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Lilis Energy Announces Appointment of Nicholas Steinsberger to Board of Directors

SAN ANTONIO, May 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE American:LLEX), an exploration and development company operating in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico, today announced the appointment of Nicholas Steinsberger to its Board of Directors.  

“We are pleased to welcome Nick to the Lilis Board of Directors. His technical expertise and proven track record make him ideally suited for Lilis. On behalf of the entire board, I welcome Nick to the team and look forward to working with him as we continue to grow the company,” said Ronald D. Ormand, Chairman and CEO.

Mr. Steinsberger is a petroleum engineer with 31 years of experience in oil and gas exploration and development. He began his career with Mitchell Energy and served as the Completion Manager for Mitchell from 1995 to 2002, where he piloted the Company’s fracking technique and developed the slick water frac, pioneering the current oil and gas shale boom. Mr. Steinsberger then served as the Completion Manager for Devon Energy after Devon’s acquisition of Mitchell Energy. In 2005, he founded Steinsberger Tight Gas Consulting, where he has drilled and completed wells in the Barnett, Fayetteville, Woodford, Wolfcamp, Utica, Bakken and Marcellus Shales. Mr. Steinsberger is regarded as an expert in the field of unconventional well completion and is responsible for the drilling and completion of over 1,000 wells in his career. He holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.

About Lilis Energy, Inc.

Lilis Energy, Inc., is a San Antonio-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company that operates in the Permian’s Delaware Basin, considered amongst the leading resource plays in North America. Lilis’ current total net acreage in the Permian Basin is approximately 19,000 acres. Lilis Energy's near-term E&P focus is to grow current reserves and production and pursue strategic acquisitions in its core areas.  For more information, please visit www.lilisenergy.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. These risks include, but are not limited to our ability to replicate the results described in this release for future wells; the ability to finance our continued exploration, drilling operations and working capital needs; our anticipated future cash flows and ability to access other sources of liquidity; all the other uncertainties, costs and risks involved in exploration and development activities; and the other risks identified in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Additionally, initial production rates are subject to decline over time and should not be regarded as reflective of sustained production levels. In particular, production from horizontal drilling in shale oil and natural gas resource plays and tight natural gas plays that are stimulated with extensive pressure fracturing are typically characterized by significant early declines in production rates.  Readers are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:
Wobbe Ploegsma
V.P. Finance & Capital Markets
210-999-5400, ext. 31

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