NYTEX Welcomes New Vice President - Operations

  NYTEX Welcomes New Vice President - Operations

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DALLAS -- January 25, 2013

NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc. ("NYTEX", or the “Company”) (OTCQB: NYTE), a
Dallas-based energy holding company, is pleased to announce that Brian Gross
has joined the NYTEX team as its Vice President - Operations. Mr. Gross will
help lead drilling and development of the Company’s expanding oil and gas
leasehold interests and manage the day-to-day operations of its oil and gas

Prior to joining NYTEX, Mr. Gross was the President and Operations Manager for
Rio Vista Operating, where he was responsible for all drilling, completion and
production operations in both conventional natural gas and coal bed methane
wells in Oklahoma, and managed all operations and construction activities on
two gas pipeline systems owned by Rio Vista. Mr. Gross has public exploration
and production company experience by serving for two years as Operations
Manager for Westside Energy (AMEX:WHT). During his tenure with Westside, he
was responsible for all drilling, completion and production operations in the
development of 70,000 acres of leasehold in the Barnett Shale, negotiation of
joint ventures, farm outs, land leasing and oil and gas marketing agreements,
participated in financing activities including bank loans, bridge financing
and equity sales, and negotiated the purchase of oil and gas producing
properties. Prior to his tenure with Westside, Mr. Gross served as Completion
and Production Engineer for Chief Oil and Gas during which he designed over
400 Barnett Shale frac jobs, managed daily production operations for Chief’s
Johnson and Hill County producing properties, designed and installed various
forms of artificial lift and gas pipeline facilities, and coauthored an SPE
(Society of Petroleum Engineers) paper about Barnett Shale frac techniques
(SPE 102063).

After graduating from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Petroleum Engineering, Mr. Gross began his petroleum engineering career
working four years for Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), first as a Field
Production Engineer and then as Staff Production Engineer. Mr. Gross brings to
NYTEX a total of 19 years of both upstream and midstream oil and gas
professional industry experience.

NYTEX maintains approximately 7,600 leasehold acres in inventory for future
development and recently drilled and successfully completed six Marble Falls
wells in which the Company owns an approximately 12% average working interest.
The Company maintains an ongoing leasehold acquisition and development
drilling initiative in the Marble Falls play.

Michael Galvis, NYTEX President and CEO, commented, "We are excited by the
addition of Brian to our team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge
to NYTEX and we expect he will have an immediate positive impact as we expand
our exploration and production operations in the Marble Falls play and

About NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc.

NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc. (website: http://nytexenergyholdings.com) is an
early-stage exploration and production (E&P) company engaged in the
acquisition, development, and production of oil and gas reserves from
low-risk, high rate-of-return wells in shallow carbonate reservoirs. Our
strategy is to enhance value for our shareholders through the development of a
well-balanced portfolio of natural resource-based assets at discounted
acquisition and development costs.

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NYTEX Energy Holdings, Inc.
Bryan A. Sinclair, 972-770-4700
Investor Relations Contact:
Consulting for Strategic Growth 1 Ltd.
Stanley Wunderlich, 800-625-2236 ext. 7770
Email: info@cfsg1.com
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