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Lucas Energy Granted NYSE MKT Compliance Plan Extension

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LEI) ("Lucas" or the "Company"), an independent oil and gas company with its operations in Texas, today announced that the NYSE MKT (the "Exchange") notified the Company that it has been granted an extension until October 31, 2014 to regain compliance with the NYSE MKT continued listing standards.

The Company had previously presented its plan (the "Plan") of compliance on March 28, 2014 in a letter to the Exchange, in response to a notice that the Company was below certain of the NYSE MKT continued listing standards, as set forth in Section 1003(a)(iii) of the NYSE MKT Company Guide, and therefore not in compliance with the continued listing standards, due to its financial condition.  By virtue of the conditions described in the March letter, the company was granted until July 31, 2014 to regain compliance under its Plan. 

Based on information provided by the Company through July 31, 2014, the Exchange has determined that in accordance with Section 1009 of the Company Guide, Lucas Energy has made a reasonable demonstration of its ability to regain compliance with Section 1003(a)(iv) by the end of the revised period, which has been extended to October 31, 2014.

The Exchange accepted the Company's Plan of compliance dated March 28, 2014, granted the Company until July 31, 2014 to regain compliance under its Plan of compliance with Section 1003(a)(iv) and has extended the date the Company is required to regain compliance by to October 31, 2014.  Therefore, at this time, the Exchange is prepared to continue the listing of the Company subject to certain conditions.  The Company will be subject to periodic review by Exchange Staff during the extension period, and is required to provide the Exchange updates in connection with the Plan, no later than after each completed quarter.  Failure to make progress consistent with the Plan or to regain compliance with the continued listing standards by the end of the extension period, October 31, 2014, could result in the Company being delisted from the NYSE MKT. 

About Lucas Energy, Inc.

Lucas Energy (NYSE MKT: LEI) is engaged in the acquisition and development of crude oil and natural gas from various known productive geological formations, including the Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford and Buda / Glen Rose.  Based in Houston, Lucas Energy's management team is committed to building a platform for growth and the development of its five million barrels of proved Eagle Ford and other oil reserves while continuing its focus on operating efficiencies and cost control.

For more information, please visit the updated Lucas Energy web site at www.lucasenergy.com.  Lucas Energy has updated its website to reflect the most recent Fact Sheet and a new offset operator map of its South Texas acreage.

Safe Harbor Statement and Disclaimer

This news release includes "forward looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Forward looking statements give our current expectations, opinion, belief or forecasts of future events and performance.  A statement identified by the use of forward looking words including "may," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "estimate," "should," and certain of the other foregoing statements may be deemed forward-looking statements.  Although Lucas believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future activities and results to be materially different from those suggested or described in this news release.  These include risks inherent in natural gas and oil drilling and production activities, including risks of fire, explosion, blowouts, pipe failure, casing collapse, unusual or unexpected formation pressures, environmental hazards, and other operating and production risks, which may temporarily or permanently reduce production or cause initial production or test results to not be indicative of future well performance or delay the timing of sales or completion of drilling operations; delays in receipt of drilling permits; risks with respect to natural gas and oil prices, a material decline which could cause Lucas to delay or suspend planned drilling operations or reduce production levels; risks relating to the availability of capital to fund drilling operations that can be adversely affected by adverse drilling results, production declines and declines in natural gas and oil prices; risks relating to unexpected adverse developments in the status of properties; risks relating to the absence or delay in receipt of government approvals or fourth party consents; and other risks described in Lucas's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the SEC, available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof. The Company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law, or those prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the Company. The Company's SEC filings are available at http://www.sec.gov.

Contacts:

Carol Coale / Ken Dennard


Dennard ▪ Lascar Associates, LLC


(713) 529-6600

SOURCE Lucas Energy, Inc.

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