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Vanguard Natural Resources Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

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Including the impact of our natural gas hedges in the first nine months of 2012, we realized an average realized price of $4.59 per Mcf on natural gas sales, which is $2.20 per Mcf more than the unhedged realized average price of $2.39 per Mcf. Including the impact of our oil hedges, we realized an average price of $84.16 per barrel on crude oil sales, which is $1.77 per barrel less than the unhedged realized average price of $85.93 per barrel. The realized average price for our NGL production was $46.21 per barrel, which is a decline of 23%, when compared to the realized price in the first nine months of 2011.

Capital Expenditures and Operational Update

Capital expenditures for the drilling, capital workover and recompletion of oil and natural gas properties were approximately $16.9 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $15.0 million for the comparable quarter of 2011 and $15.1 million for the second quarter of 2012. Total capital expenditures for the first nine months of the year totaled $40.3 million, or approximately 87% of our capital budget. In the third quarter of 2012, approximately $3.4 million in the Parker Field in Mississippi, $2.4 million was deployed in the Williston Basin on Red River horizontal reentries and vertical wells and $1.8 million was spent on our recently acquired Arkoma properties. $4.9 million was spent on our non-operated Bakken interests with the balance spent in the Permian Basin, the Elk Basin frac program and other maintenance related projects. The company expects to spend approximately $8.1 million in the last quarter of the year.

Recent Activities

On November 1, 2012, we announced that we had entered into a purchase and sale agreement to acquire producing natural gas and oil assets in Wyoming and Colorado from Bill Barrett Corporation for approximately $335 million. These assets have estimated total net proved reserves of approximately 300 Bcfe, of which approximately 78% are natural gas reserves and 80% are proved developed. The effective date of the acquisition is October 1, 2012 and the Company anticipates closing on or before December 31, 2012. For more information, please refer to the press release issued on November 1, 2012.

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