Gulfport Energy Corporation Launches Common Stock Offering

Gulfport Energy Corporation Launches Common Stock Offering

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation
(Nasdaq:GPOR) today announced the commencement of an underwritten public
offering of 6,500,000 shares of its common stock, subject to market and other
conditions. The underwriters will have an option to purchase up to an
additional 975,000 shares from Gulfport. Gulfport intends to use the net
proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include
expenditures associated with the 2014 drilling program and additional acreage
acquisitions in the Utica Shale.

Credit Suisse, Barclays, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Wells Fargo Securities are
acting as joint book-runners in the offering. Copies of the preliminary
prospectus supplement for the offering may be obtained on the website of the
Securities and Exchange Commission, www.sec.gov, or by contacting Credit
Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Prospectus Department, at One Madison Avenue, New
York, New York 10010, or by telephone at (800) 221-1037; Barclays Capital Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New
York 11717, by email at barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com, or by calling
toll-free: (888) 603-5847; Goldman, Sachs & Co. at 200 West Street, New York,
New York 10282-2198, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (866)
471-2526, by facsimile at: (212) 902-9316, or by email at:
prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC Attn: Equity
Syndicate Dept., 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, by telephone at:
(800) 326-5897, by email at: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com.

The common stock will be issued and sold pursuant to an effective automatic
shelf registration statement on Form S-3 previously filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to
sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there
be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such
offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. This
offering may only be made by means of a prospectus supplement and related base
prospectus.

About Gulfport

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent oil and
natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing
properties located in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana
Gulf Coast. In addition, Gulfport holds a sizeable acreage position in the
Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its 24.9% interest in Grizzly Oil Sands
ULC, a 12.1% equity interest in Diamondback Energy, Inc., a NASDAQ Global
Select Market listed company, and has an interest in an entity that operates
in Southeast Asia, including the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this press release are intended as
"forward-looking statements." These statements include assumptions,
expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events,
particularly the consummation of the transactions described above. Gulfport
cautions that actual future results may vary materially from those expressed
or implied in any forward-looking statements. Specifically, Gulfport cannot
assure you that the proposed transactions described above will be consummated
on the terms Gulfport currently contemplates, if at all. Information
concerning these and other factors can be found in Gulfport's filings with the
SEC, including its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, which can be obtained free of
charge on the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov.

Any forward-looking statements made in this press release speak only as of the
date of this release and, except as required by law, Gulfport undertakes no
obligation to update any forward-looking statement contained in this press
release, even if Gulfport's expectations or any related events, conditions or
circumstances change. Gulfport is not responsible for any changes made to this
release by wire or Internet services.

CONTACT: Investor & Media Contacts:
         Paul K. Heerwagen IV
         Director, Investor Relations
         pheerwagen@gulfportenergy.com
         405-242-4888
        
         Jessica R. Wills
         Associate Director, Investor Relations
         jwills@gulfportenergy.com
         405-242-4421

Gulfport Energy
 
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