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Recovery Energy Announces Closing Of $12.3-Million Chugwater-DJ Basin Acquisition

Recovery Energy, Inc. (OTCBB:RECV), an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations and assets in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, today announces that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of oil and gas leases on 8,060 net acres primarily located northwest of the prolific Silo field in Laramie County, Wyoming from Wapiti Oil & Gas, LLC. The $12.3-million purchase price was paid in a combination of cash and stock. The acquisition increases Recovery Energy’s Chugwater acreage to approximately 14,400 contiguous gross acres, 12,200 net after accounting for a 2,200-net acre effect to its recently announced joint-venture drilling partnership.

Recovery Energy has filed for four horizontal well drilling permits on its Chugwater acreage, and is scheduled to commence its horizontal drilling program targeting the Niobrara oil shale formation there by early second quarter of 2011.

About Recovery Energy, Inc.

Recovery Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: RECV) is a Denver-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin where it holds 134,000 net acres and management has more than 70 years’ experience. Recovery Energy’s primary focus is on growing revenue, cash-flow and reserves through its conventional drilling program on low-risk, low-cost, in-field targets, as well as through an unconventional drilling program targeting the various prospective oil shale horizons on its land. In addition to being prospective for the Niobrara oil shale formation, the Company’s asset base is comprised of current production and reserves from the “J” sand along with extensive leasehold prospective for other hydrocarbon-bearing formations such as the Pierre Shale, Codell, Greenhorn and Paleozoic horizons.

This press release may include “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including statements, without limitation, regarding the Company’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements relate to, among other things the Company's: (1) proposed exploration and drilling operations, (2) expected production and revenue, and (3) estimates regarding the reserve potential of its properties. These statements are qualified by important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those reflected by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include but are not limited to: (1) the Company’s ability to finance its the continued exploration and drilling operations, (2) positive confirmation of the reserves, production and operating expenses associated with the Company's properties; and (3) the general risks associated with oil and gas exploration and development, including those risks and factors described from time to time in the Company’s reports and registration statements filed with the SEC.

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