Penn Virginia Corporation Announces Closing of Eagle Ford Shale Acquisition

Penn Virginia Corporation Announces Closing of Eagle Ford Shale Acquisition

RADNOR, Pa., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Penn Virginia Corporation
(NYSE:PVA) today announced that it has closed its previously announced
acquisition of producing properties and undeveloped leasehold interests in the
Eagle Ford Shale play from Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE:MHR) for
approximately $360 million in cash and the issuance of 10 million shares of
common stock.The acquisition had an effective date of January 1, 2013 and the
purchase price adjustment paid to MHR at closing in cash was approximately $19
million, along with the assumption of approximately $16million of net current
liabilities.

The cash portion of the purchase price was funded by proceeds from the private
placement of debt securities.

RBC Capital Markets served as our exclusive financial advisor on the
transaction.

In conjunction with the closing of the acquisition, we have added a West Texas
Intermediate (WTI) oil swap for 2,000barrels of oil per day at a price of
$90.43 per barrel from May 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. This brings our
crude oil hedges to approximately 67 percent of the mid-point of oil
production guidance for 2013, including expected oil production from the
acquired assets.

Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA) is an independent oil and gas company
engaged primarily in the development, exploration and production of oil and
natural gas in various domestic onshore regions including Texas, Oklahoma,
Mississippi and Pennsylvania.For more information, please visit our website
at www.pennvirginia.com.

CONTACT: James W. Dean
         Vice President, Corporate Development
         Ph: (610) 687-7531 Fax: (610) 687-3688
         E-Mail: invest@pennvirginia.com

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