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GeoPetro Receives Audit Opinion With Going Concern Qualification

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GeoPetro Resources Company (NYSE MKT:GPR) ("GeoPetro" or the "Company") today announced that its audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2013, contained a going concern qualification from its independent registered public accounting firm.

This announcement is made pursuant to NYSE MKT Company Guide Section 610(b), which requires separate disclosure of receipt of an audit opinion containing a going concern qualification. This announcement does not represent any change or amendment to the Company's financial statements or to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

About GeoPetro

GeoPetro is an independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in San Francisco, California. GeoPetro currently has projects in the United States and Canada. GeoPetro has developed an oil and gas property in its Madisonville Field Project in Texas. Elsewhere, GeoPetro has assembled a geographically-diversified portfolio of exploratory and appraisal prospects.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain items in this press release and other information GeoPetro provides from time to time may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not necessarily limited to, statements relating to future events and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking words such as "outlook," "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "could," "seeks," "approximately," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates," "target," "projects," "contemplates" or the negative version of those words or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon GeoPetro's historical performance and on GeoPetro's current plans, estimates, and expectations in light of information currently available to GeoPetro. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to GeoPetro's operations, financial results, financial condition, business, prospects, growth strategy, and liquidity. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, see "Risk Factors" included in GeoPetro's Annual Report on Form 10-K. Furthermore, GeoPetro is under no obligation to update or alter any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.

No stock exchange or regulatory authority has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein.

CONTACT: GeoPetro Resources Company Stuart J. Doshi, President & CEO Telephone: (415) 398-8186 E-Mail: sdoshi@geopetro.com Website: www.geopetro.com

Source:GeoPetro Resources Company