James A. Watt, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, "We are very pleased that our major investors recognized the potential of our asset base and made a significant financial commitment to investing in our drilling program. The increased liquidity associated with this investment will allow us to initiate a program to more fully evaluate the upside potential of our assets."Click here for more information: http://www.duneenergy.com/news.html?b=1683&1=1 FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This document includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning estimates of expected drilling and development wells and associated costs, statements relating to estimates of, and increases in, production, cash flows and values, statements relating to the continued advancement of Dune Energy, Inc.'s projects and other statements which are not historical facts. When used in this document, the words such as "could," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "potential," "should," and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Although Dune Energy, Inc. believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include the potential that the Company's projects will experience technological and mechanical problems, geological conditions in the reservoir may not result in commercial levels of oil and gas production, changes in product prices and other risks disclosed in Dune's Annual report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investor Contact: Steven J. Craig Sr. Vice President Investor Relations and Administration 713-229-6300 SOURCE Dune Energy, Inc.