GreenHunter Resources and Subsidiaries File Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions

GRAPEVINE, Texas, March 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GreenHunter Resources, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE MKT:GRH) (NYSE MKT:GRH.PC), a diversified water resource, waste management, environmental services, and hydrocarbon marketing company specializing in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays within the Appalachian Basin, announced today that the Company and certain of its subsidiaries, namely, GreenHunter Water, LLC; Hunter Disposal, LLC, Ritchie Hunter Water Disposal, LLC, Hunter Hauling, LLC, White Top Oilfield Construction, LLC, Blackwater Services, LLC, Virco Realty, LLC, Little Muskingum Drilling, LLC, Blue Water Energy Solutions, LLC, GreenHunter Wheeling Barge, LLC, GreenHunter Environmental Solutions, LLC, and MAG Tank Hunter, LLC (collectively, the “Filing Subsidiaries” and, together with the Company, the “Debtors”), filed voluntary petitions (the “Bankruptcy Petitions”) for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Texas, Fort Worth Division (the “Bankruptcy Court”). The Debtors have filed a motion with the Bankruptcy Court seeking joint administration of their Chapter 11 cases (the “Chapter 11 Cases”) under the caption In re GreenHunter Resources, Inc., et al. The Debtors will continue to operate their businesses as “debtors-in-possession” under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code and orders of the Bankruptcy Court. The Debtors anticipate that they will conduct a Section 363 sale of substantially all of the Debtor’s assets pursuant to the Bankruptcy Code with an anticipated closing date of May 5, 2016.

In connection with the Chapter 11 Cases, on March 1, 2016, the Company filed a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval of debtor-in-possession financing on the terms set forth in a contemplated Debtor-in-Possession Credit Facility (the “DIP Credit Facility”). The DIP Credit Facility, if approved by the Bankruptcy Court, provides for senior secured super priority term loans in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $3.5 million.

About GreenHunter Resources, Inc.

GreenHunter Resources, Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, GreenHunter Water, LLC, GreenHunter Environmental Solutions, LLC, and GreenHunter Hydrocarbons, LLC, provides Total Water Management Solutions™/Oilfield Fluid Management Solutions™ in the oilfield and its shale plays of the Appalachian Basin. GreenHunter Water continues to expand its services package by increasing down-hole injection capacity with Class II salt water disposal wells and facilities, with the launch of next-generation modular above-ground frac water storage tanks (MAG Tank™), and with advanced water hauling – including a growing fleet of DOT rated 407 trucks, for hauling condensates and water with the presence of condensates. GreenHunter Water has also spearheaded the movement to barge brine water, as barging is a safer and more cost-effective mode of transport than trucking or rail.

For Further Information Contact: GreenHunter Resources, Inc. Investor Relations 1048 Texan Trail Grapevine, TX 76051 Tel: (469) 240-1424

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