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Earthstone Energy, Inc. Announces Date of Special Meeting of Stockholders


Earthstone Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ESTE) ("Earthstone," the "Company," "we" or "us"), today announced that a special meeting of stockholders will be held on May 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. CDT at the offices of the Company, located at 1400 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77380. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider and act upon the previously announced Contribution Agreement dated November 7, 2016 and as amended on March 21, 2017 (the "Contribution Agreement"), by and among Earthstone, Earthstone Energy Holdings, LLC, Lynden USA Inc., Lynden USA Operating, LLC, Bold Energy Holdings, LLC, and Bold Energy III LLC ("Bold"), and other matters related thereto. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 13, 2017 will be entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the special meeting of stockholders. Proxy materials related to the special meeting of stockholders were first mailed to stockholders on or about April 7, 2017. Earthstone has engaged Advantage Proxy, Inc. as its proxy solicitor in connection with the special meeting of stockholders.

About Earthstone

Earthstone Energy, Inc. is a growth-oriented independent oil and gas company engaged in developing and operating oil and gas properties through an active and diversified program that includes acquiring, drilling, and developing undeveloped leases and asset and corporate acquisitions. The Company's primary assets are located in the Midland Basin of west Texas, the Eagle Ford trend of south Texas, and the Williston Basin of North Dakota. Earthstone is traded on NYSE MKT under the symbol "ESTE." For more information, visit the Company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Statements that are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements and may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words such as "expects," "believes," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "potential," "possible," or "probable" or statements that certain actions, events or results "may," "will," "should," or "could" be taken, occur or be achieved. The forward-looking statements include statements about the expected benefits of the proposed transaction pursuant to the Contribution Agreement (the "Transaction") to Earthstone and its stockholders, the anticipated completion of the proposed Transaction or the timing thereof, the expected future reserves, production, financial position, business strategy, revenues, earnings, costs, capital expenditures and debt levels of the combined company, and plans and objectives of management for future operations. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and analyses made by Earthstone and its management in light of experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform to expectations is subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: the ability to obtain stockholder and regulatory approvals of the proposed Transaction; the ability to complete the proposed Transaction on anticipated terms and timetable; Earthstone's ability to integrate its combined operations successfully after closing the Transaction and achieve anticipated benefits from it; the possibility that various closing conditions for the Transaction may not be satisfied or waived; risks relating to any unforeseen liabilities of Earthstone or Bold; declines in oil, natural gas liquids or natural gas prices; the level of success in exploration, development and production activities; adverse weather conditions that may negatively impact development or production activities; the timing of exploration and development expenditures; inaccuracies of reserve estimates or assumptions underlying them; revisions to reserve estimates as a result of changes in commodity prices; impacts to financial statements as a result of impairment write-downs; risks related to level of indebtedness and periodic redeterminations of the borrowing base under Earthstone's credit agreement; Earthstone's ability to generate sufficient cash flows from operations to meet the internally funded portion of its capital expenditures budget; Earthstone's ability to obtain external capital to finance exploration and development operations and acquisitions; the ability to successfully complete any potential asset dispositions and the risks related thereto; the impacts of hedging on results of operations; uninsured or underinsured losses resulting from oil and natural gas operations; Earthstone's ability to replace oil and natural gas reserves; and any loss of senior management or technical personnel. Earthstone's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, recent current reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings discuss some of the important risk factors identified that may affect Earthstone's business, results of operations, and financial condition. Earthstone undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements except as required by law

Additional Information About the Proposed Transaction

In connection with the proposed Transaction, Earthstone filed with the SEC on April 7, 2017 and subsequently mailed to its security holders a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents. This release is not a substitute for the definitive proxy statement or any other document that Earthstone may file with the SEC or send to its stockholders in connection with the proposed Transaction. WE URGE INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS LATER FILED WITH THE SEC IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION about Earthstone and the proposed transaction. Investors and security holders can obtain these materials and other documents filed with the SEC free of charge at the SEC's website, In addition, a copy of the definitive proxy statement may be obtained free of charge from Earthstone's website at Investors and security holders may also read and copy any reports, statements and other information filed by Earthstone, with the SEC, at the SEC public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 or visit the SEC's website for further information on its public reference room. In addition, the documents filed with the SEC by Earthstone can be obtained free of charge from Earthstone's website at or by contacting Earthstone by mail at 1400 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 300, The Woodlands, TX, 77380, or by telephone at 281-298-4246.

Participants in the Solicitation

Earthstone and its directors, executive officers and certain other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed Transaction. Information regarding Earthstone's directors and executive officers is available in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the SEC by Earthstone on March 15, 2017. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are contained in the definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 7, 2017.

This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any securities, nor will there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.


Neil K. Cohen
Vice President, Finance and Treasurer
Earthstone Energy, Inc.
1400 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX 77380

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