DANVILLE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 12, 2017 / PEDEVCO Corp., d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED), reported results this week for the first quarter and three months ended March 31, 2017.

Compared to the same quarter last year, revenues grew by over 26% from $582 thousand to $734 thousand, with total operating expenses dropping approximately 42% from $3.1 million in the first quarter last year to $1.8 million in the first quarter this year, including a decrease of approximately 43% in SG&A expenses from $1.4 million in the first quarter 2016 to only $800 thousand last quarter.

Mr. Michael Peterson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "We continue to work hard to reduce our expenses while maximizing revenue from our existing operations, and we are very pleased with our first quarter results which we believe demonstrate our success in achieving both of these goals. Meanwhile, we continue to actively evaluate and pursue acquisitions and other transactions that may increase our asset base, restructure our debt, build cash flow and be accretive to our shareholders, and we look forward to sharing updates as our efforts on these fronts mature."

About Pacific Energy Development (PEDEVCO Corp.)

PEDEVCO Corp., d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE MKT: PED), 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. The Company's principal asset is its D-J Basin Asset located in the D-J Basin in Weld County, Colorado. Pacific Energy Development is headquartered in Danville, California, with an operations office in Houston, Texas.

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