PEDEVCO Corp. (dba Pacific Energy Development), an energy company focusing on shale oil and gas development and production in the United States and Pacific Rim countries, today announced the closing of its acquisition of a 97% operated working interest in 7,006 gross (6,763 net) acres in a shale oil asset (the Mississippian asset) located in the Mississippian Lime formation in Comanche, Harper, Barber and Kiowa Counties, Kansas. The Company operates the asset and plans to commence drilling operations in the second quarter of 2013.

Commenting on the transaction, President and CEO Frank Ingriselli noted, “This newly acquired strategic acreage in the Mississippian formation establishes our presence in one of the most significant resources plays in America and triples our existing net acreage position. We look forward to commencing our drilling program on our Mississippian asset which we anticipate will provide a further platform for our organic growth.”

Pacific Energy Development also recently announced the results of initial production from its second and third wells, the Logan 2H and Waves 1H, from its Niobrara asset located in Weld County, Colorado.

Riviera-Ensley Energy Advisors served as the principal advisor for this Mississippian asset transaction.

About Pacific Energy Development (PEDEVCO Corp.)

Pacific Energy Development (OTCBB: PEDO) is a publicly-traded energy company engaged in the acquisition and development of strategic, high growth energy projects, including shale oil and gas assets, in the United States and Pacific Rim countries. The company’s principle assets include its Niobrara asset located in the DJ Basin in Colorado, its Eagle Ford asset in McMullen County, Texas, its North Sugar Valley asset located in Matagorda County, Texas, and the recently acquired Mississippian asset located in Comanche, Harper, Barber and Kiowa Counties, Kansas. Pacific Energy Development is headquartered in Danville, California, and also has an office in Beijing, China.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts, including but not limited to those related to timing of drilling, the Company's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, hopes, projections, assessment of risks, estimations, plans or predictions for the future, and other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations. Although Pacific Energy Development believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include results of wells and production testing, performance of rig operators and gathering systems, actions by governmental authorities, industry partners, market and other conditions, availability of well connects, ability to raise capital and capital needs and uses, commodity price changes, effects of the global economy on exploration activity, results of and dependence on exploratory drilling activities, operating risks, right-of-way and other land issues, availability of capital and equipment, weather, and other risks described in Pacific Energy Development’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance any financing matter or transaction described in this press release will occur on the terms or timing described, or at all.


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