Memorial Production Partners LP Announces Common Unit Repurchase Program

HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Memorial Production Partners LP (Nasdaq:MEMP) announced today that the board of directors of its general partner authorized the repurchase of up to $150 million of MEMP's common units.

"This common unit repurchase program reflects our Board of Director's and management's commitment to increasing unitholder value. We believe that at recent trading levels, repurchasing MEMP's common units is a prudent investment, and given our strong balance sheet, we can implement this program and still have sufficient liquidity to grow the partnership through accretive acquisitions and the development of our assets," said John A. Weinzierl, Chairman and CEO. "Further, despite the recent commodity price volatility, we remain confident in our ability to maintain distributions based on our strong asset base and best in class hedging program."

Under the program's terms, units may be repurchased from time to time at MEMP's discretion on the open market, through block trades or otherwise and are subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other considerations. The authorization is effective immediately. The repurchase program does not obligate MEMP to repurchase any dollar amount or specific number of common units and may be discontinued at any time.

About Memorial Production Partners LP

Memorial Production Partners LP is a publicly traded partnership engaged in the acquisition, production and development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. MEMP's properties consist of mature, legacy oil and natural gas fields. MEMP is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: Memorial Production Partners LP Ronnetta Eaton - Manager, Investor Relations (713) 588-8350

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