The transaction, which has been approved by the Boards of Directors of Harbinger Group Inc. and EXCO Resources, Inc., is subject to customary closing conditions, including title and environmental reviews, receipt of applicable approvals and consents and receipt of bank debt at the Partnership in accordance with the terms of the purchase agreement. The transaction is expected to close in early 2013.HGI’s financial advisor for this transaction is Citigroup and its legal advisors were Andrews Kurth LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. The foregoing summary does not purport to be a complete description of the transaction and related agreements. Interested parties should read HGI’s other announcements and public filings regarding this transaction and related agreements by reviewing HGI’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( www.sec.gov). About Harbinger Group Inc. Harbinger Group Inc. ("HGI"; NYSE: HRG) is a diversified holding company. HGI’s principal operations are conducted through subsidiaries that offer life insurance and annuity products, and branded consumer products such as batteries, personal care products, small household appliances, pet supplies, and home and garden pest control products. HGI is principally focused on acquiring controlling and other equity stakes in businesses across a diversified range of industries and growing its existing businesses. In addition to HGI’s intention to acquire controlling equity interests, HGI may also from time to time make investments in debt instruments and acquire minority equity interests in companies. Harbinger Group Inc. is headquartered in New York and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HRG. For more information on HGI, visit: www.harbingergroupinc.com. About EXCO Resources, Inc. EXCO Resources, Inc. is an oil and natural gas acquisition, exploitation, development and production company headquartered in Dallas, Texas with principal operations in East Texas, North Louisiana, Appalachia and West Texas.