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Atlas Resource Partners Announces Suspension of Common and Class C Preferred Unit Distributions

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ARP) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected to suspend ARP’s common unit and Class C preferred distributions, beginning with the month of March of 2016, due to the continued lower commodity price environment.

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ARP) is an exploration & production master limited partnership which owns an interest in over 14,500 natural gas and oil wells, located primarily in Appalachia, the Barnett Shale (TX), the Mississippi Lime (OK), the Eagle Ford Shale (TX), the Raton Basin (NM), Black Warrior Basin (AL) and the Rangely Field (CO). ARP is also the largest sponsor of natural gas and oil investment partnerships in the U.S. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasresourcepartners.com, or contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@atlasenergy.com.

Atlas Energy Group, LLC (OTCQX:ATLS) is a limited liability company which owns the following interests: all of the general partner interest, incentive distribution rights and an approximate 23% limited partner interest in its upstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.; the general partner interests, incentive distribution rights and limited partner interests in Atlas Growth Partners, L.P.; and a general partner interest in Lightfoot Capital Partners, an entity that invests directly in energy-related businesses and assets. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasenergy.com, or contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@atlasenergy.com.

Contact: Matthew Skelly Vice President – Head of Investor Relations (877) 280-2857 (215) 405-2718 (fax)

Source:Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.