GreenHunter Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GRH) (NYSE MKT: GRH.PRC) (the “Company”), a diversified renewable energy company predominately focused on water resource management in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays, announced today that it has closed on a best-efforts public offering of 425,000 shares of its non-convertible 10.0% Series C Cumulative Preferred Stock (liquidation preference of $25.00 per share) at a public offering price of $21.00 per share. The 10.0% Series C Cumulative Preferred Stock began trading today on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol “GRH.PRC.” MLV & Co. located in New York City acted as sole book runner for the offering. National Securities Corporation, Northland Capital Markets and Livingston Securities acted as co-managers. The net proceeds to the Company from the offering were approximately $8.3 million, after deducting underwriting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use net proceeds from the offering for capital expenditures, working capital, existing acquisitions and development of salt water disposal facilities, repayment or refinancing of existing indebtedness, investments in its subsidiaries, or general corporate purposes. Pending any specific application, the Company may initially invest funds in short-term marketable securities or apply them to the reduction of short-term indebtedness. The offering was made pursuant to a registration statement that the Company previously filed with, and was declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. About GreenHunter Energy, Inc. GreenHunter Energy, Inc. is a diversified renewable energy company predominately focused on water resource management in the unconventional oil and natural gas shale resource plays. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, GreenHunter Water, LLC, the Company provides Total Water Management Solutions™ in the oilfield. An understanding that there is no single solution to E&P fluids management shapes GreenHunter’s technology-agnostic approach to services. In addition to licensing of and joint ventures with manufacturers of mobile water treatment systems ( Frac-CycleTM), GreenHunter Water is expanding capacity of salt water disposal facilities, next-generation modular above-ground storage tanks ( MAG Tank™), advanced hauling and fresh water logistics services—including 21st Century tracking technologies ( RAMCATTM) that allow Shale producers to optimize the efficiency of their water resource management and planning while complying with emerging regulations and reducing cost. Additional information about GreenHunter Water may be found at www.GreenHunterWater.com.Forward-Looking StatementsAny statements in this press release about future expectations and prospects for GreenHunter Energy and its business and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will" and similar expressions constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the substantial capital expenditures required to fund its operations, the ability of the Company to implement its business plan, government regulation and competition. GreenHunter Energy undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future.