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Petro River Oil Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financials

NEW YORK, NY, December 16, 2015 – Petro River Oil Corp. (OTCBB: PTRCD) (“Petro River” or the “Company”), today reported its second quarter 2015 highlights and selected financial results for the three and six months ended October 31, 2015, as well as an overview of recent developments focusing on the Company’s restructuring and corporate strategy.

Highlights for Quarter ending October 31, 2015

  • Recorded second quarter net income of $6,293,845 ($0.74 per share), compared to a net loss of $(1,103,025) (-$0.27 per share) for quarter ending October 31, 2014.
  • Current assets of $24,995,165, compared to current assets of $1,231,002 as of April 30, 2015.
  • Total liabilities (excluding long term asset retirement obligations) of $1,593,521, compared to liabilities of $794,186 as of April 30, 2015. The Company does not have any bank debt or other secured financing obligations.
  • Working capital of approximately $23.4 million as of October 31, 2015.

The second quarter results include the income generated from the transaction between the Company and its wholly owned subsidiary, Megawest Kansas Energy Corporation (“Megawest”), and Fortis Property Group, LLC (“Fortis”), pursuant to the contribution agreement, dated as of October 30, 2015 and effective as of October 15, 2015 (the “Megawest Transaction”).  As a result of the Megawest Transaction, the Company recorded approximately $18.3 million in amounts due from a related party; this amount was collected by Megawest subsequent to the quarter ended October 31, 2015.

Recent Developments

The Company, led by its newly appointed President, Stephen Brunner, is involved in capitalizing on the current oil market by identifying and acquiring highly attractive oil and gas assets.  When asked about the Company’s positioning and strategy, Mr. Brunner stated the following:

Petro River Oil Corp. and Subsidiaries Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

About: Petro River Oil Corp.

Petro River Oil Corp. (OTCBB: PTRC) is an independent exploration and development company focused on applying modern technologies to oil and gas assets. Petro River’s core holdings are in the Mid- Continent region in Oklahoma. Petro River utilizes its local and global expertise in the region and globally to exploit hydrocarbon-prone resources to build reserves and to create value for the Company and its shareholders. The Company also wholly owns Petro Spring, a technology focused business.  For more information, please visit our website at www.petroriveroil.com.

Forward-Looking Statements.

This news release contains forward-looking and other statements that are not historical facts. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward looking statements will not occur, which may cause actual performance and results in future periods to differ materially from any estimates or projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward looking statements.  These forward looking statements, projections and statements are subject to change and could differ materially from final reported results. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the dates on which they are made.   Petro River assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities law. Additionally, Petro River undertakes no obligation to comment on the expectations of, or statements made by, third parties in respect to the matters discussed above. Readers should also carefully review the “Risk Factors” in Petro River’s annual report on Form 10-K, its quarterly report on Form 10-Q, and its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

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