Approach Resources Inc. Announces Executive Promotion

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) (“Approach” or the “Company”) today announced that Qingming Yang has been promoted to President. Mr. Yang has been leading Approach’s operations group as Chief Operating Officer since 2012. The appointment reflects Mr. Yang’s record of leadership and results throughout his tenure at Approach. Mr. Yang will keep his title of Chief Operating Officer.

J. Ross Craft, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Qingming is a proven leader who has a strong track record of operations execution, efficiency and cost control which have been competitive advantages for Approach. Qingming’s proven ability to develop our asset efficiently is a platform that is crucial as we continue to transform the Company and with a mission to increase the value of Approach for our investors, employees and business partners. I congratulate Qingming on a well-deserved promotion. I look forward to working closely with Qingming as we embark on the next chapter of Approach Resources.”

About Approach Resources

Approach Resources Inc. is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, development, production and acquisition of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the Midland Basin of the greater Permian Basin in West Texas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.approachresources.com. Please note that the Company routinely posts important information about the Company under the Investor Relations section of its website.

Forward-Looking Statements

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INVESTOR CONTACT Suzanne Ogle Vice President - Investor Relations & Corporate Communications ir@approachresources.com 817.989.9000

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