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Sundance Energy Australia Limited Closed on Acquisition of New Standard Energy’s U.S and Cooper Basin Assets

DENVER, Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sundance Energy Australia Limited (ASX:SEA) (“Sundance” or the “Company) is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the previously announced acquisition of New Standard Energy Ltd’s (ASX:NSE) U.S. and Cooper Basin assets. Consideration for the acquisition included approximately $15.0 million to repay NSE’s note with Credit Suisse, the issuance of 6 million new fully paid ordinary SEA shares and the assumption of net working capital deficit of approximately $0.9 million. Approximately 1.5 million of the 6 million SEA shares will be held in escrow until resolution of due diligence defect matters.

The Eagle Ford assets acquired include approximately 5,500 net acres in Atascosa County, 7 gross producing wells with approximately 175 net Boe/d of current production and two wells that have been drilled but not yet completed. This acquisition increases Sundance’s Eagle Ford position to approximately 37,000 net acres.

Sundance plans to sell 25% of the assets acquired from NSE plus approximately 400 net acres (25%) of Sundance’s Charlotte Ranch lease in Atascosa County, Texas to Quintanilla Management Company (“QMC”) and expects closing of that transaction to occur within the next several weeks.

About Sundance Energy Australia Limited

Sundance Energy Australia Limited (“Sundance” or the “Company”) is an Australian-based, independent energy exploration company, with a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Sundance Energy Inc., located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of large, repeatable oil and natural gas resource plays in North America. Current activities are focused in the Eagle Ford and Greater Anadarko Basins. A comprehensive overview of the Company can be found on Sundance’s website at www.sundanceenergy.net.

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For more information, please contact: Eric McCrady, Managing Director Tel: +1 (303) 543 5703 Mike Hannell, Chairman Tel: +61 8 8363 0388

Source:Sundance Energy Australia Limited