"In the past 100 days we have made great progress against our principal goals to turn this business around. With our recent legal settlement, we have established a clear path to remove the uncertainty and the related approximately $24M in obligations from our balance sheet. We have also completed substantial reductions in corporate and operational staffing in the past several months and continue to target an approximately  over 40% decrease in G&A expense in 2013 versus 2012. Similarly, we are actively looking for ways to reduce our lease operating expenses as well as to cost-effectively enhance production," stated Mr. Schnur.

Ryan Morris, Chairman of the Board added, "This amicable settlement with Nordic resolves the single largest legacy issue the board faced last December. Tony has done an incredible job resolving legacy issues and improving our cost structure in only a few short months. We are all looking forward to focusing on the future and generating the most value from Lucas' strategic oil and gas properties."

About Lucas Energy ( www.lucasenergy.com )

Lucas Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company that seeks to create value through the opportunistic acquisition, development and management of underdeveloped oil and gas properties. Lucas's current oil and gas interests are principally in the Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford shale, Eaglebine (combining Eagle Ford and Woodbine in Texas) and Buda & Glenrose formations in Texas.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This Press Release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act") and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). In particular, the words "believes," "expects," "intends," "plans," "anticipates," or "may," and similar conditional expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor created by these Acts. Any statements made in this news release about an action, projection, event or development, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Statements regarding future drilling and production are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the exploration and development of oil and gas. These risks include, but are not limited to, completion risk, dry hole risk, price volatility, reserve estimation risk, regulatory risk, potential inability to secure oilfield service risk as well as general economic risks and uncertainties, as disclosed in the Company's SEC filings including its Form 10-K and Form 10-Q's. Investors are cautioned that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof. The Company takes no obligation to update or correct its own forward-looking statements, except as required by law, or those prepared by third parties that are not paid for by the Company. The Company's SEC filings are available at http://www.sec.gov .
CONTACT: Anthony C. Schnur, CEO         (713) 528-1881

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