Penn West Exploration Confirms Filing of its 2012 Year End Disclosure Documents

    Penn West Exploration Confirms Filing of its 2012 Year End Disclosure
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PR Newswire

CALGARY, March 14, 2013

CALGARY, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX - PWT; NYSE - PWE) Penn West
Petroleum Ltd. ("Penn West") announces that it has  filed with Canadian
securities regulatory authorities its 2012 disclosure documents. Included in
the Canadian filings were Penn West's audited consolidated financial
statements, related Management's Discussion and Analysis, and its Annual
Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2012. Penn West is also
filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on
Form 40-F which includes the Canadian filings and other information.

Copies of these documents may be obtained electronically via www.sedar.com or
through Penn West's website at www.pennwest.com. Copies of the Form 40-F will
be made available shortly on www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. Hard copies of Penn
West's audited Consolidated Financial Statements and related MD&A are also
available upon request, free of charge, by contacting our Investor Relations
group or by requesting them through our website.

Penn West common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol PWT and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PWE.

SOURCE Penn West Exploration

Contact:

PENN WEST EXPLORATION
Penn West Plaza
Suite 200, 207 - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1K3
Phone: 403-777-2500
Fax: 403-777-2699
Toll Free: 1-866-693-2707
Website:www.pennwest.com

Investor Relations:
Toll Free: 1-888-770-2633
E-mail:investor_relations@pennwest.com

Murray Nunns, President & CEO
Phone: 403-218-8939
E-mail:murray.nunns@pennwest.com

Clayton Paradis
Manager, Investor Relations
Phone: 403-539-6343
E-mail:clayton.paradis@pennwest.com
 
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