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Energy XXI Declares Regular Quarterly Dividends on Common and Preferred Shares

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) (AIM:EXXI) today announced its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. The dividend is to be paid on December 12, 2014 to shareholders of record on November 28, 2014. As of October 31, 2014, the company had 93,869,865 shares of common stock outstanding. The Board of Directors will determine future dividends for Energy XXI common stock on a quarterly basis, with the amount dependent upon earnings, financial condition, capital requirements and other factors.

The Board of Directors also declared a $1.8125 per share quarterly dividend on its shares of 7.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, which have a face value of $100 per share, and a $3.5156 per share quarterly dividend on its shares of 5.625% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, which have a face value of $250 per share. Dividends on both issues will be paid in cash on December 12, 2014 to the holders of record on November 28, 2014. The company currently has 8,000 shares of its 7.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock outstanding and 812,760 shares of its 5.625% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock outstanding.

About the Company

Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company whose growth strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program. The company's properties are located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico waters and the Gulf Coast onshore. Cantor Fitzgerald Europe is Energy XXI's listing broker in the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit the Energy XXI website at www.EnergyXXI.com.

CONTACT: ENQUIRIES OF THE COMPANY Energy XXI Greg Smith Vice President, Investor Relations 713-351-3149 gsmith@energyxxi.com Cantor Fitzgerald Europe Nominated Adviser: David Porter, Rick Thompson Corporate Broking- Richard Redmayne Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 7000 Pelham Bell Pottinger James Henderson jhenderson@pelhambellpottinger.co.uk Mark Antelme mantelme@pelhambellpottinger.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7861 3232

Source:Energy XXI