HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - Yuma Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: YUMA) (the "Company" or "Yuma") announced today that it closed its underwritten public offering of 477,273 shares of its 9.25% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock (the "Series A Preferred Stock") at a public offering price of $22.00 per share on October 23, 2014, and that it closed an overallotment of 30,466 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock at the public offering price of $22.00 per share on October 24, 2014.

The aggregate gross proceeds from the offering, including the overallotment, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses payable by the Company, were approximately $11.2 million. The Company intends to use its net proceeds from the offering to repay outstanding debt under its credit agreement and for general corporate purposes.

Trading of the Series A Preferred Stock on the NYSE MKT under the symbol "YUMAprA" is expected to begin today.

Euro Pacific Capital, MLV & Co. LLC, and Northland Capital Markets are acting as Joint Book-Running Managers for the offering. 'Northland Capital Markets' is the trade name for certain capital markets and investment banking services of Northland Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.

The offering was made pursuant to the Company's existing effective shelf registration statement, previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering was filed on October 20, 2014, and is available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov or by contacting the underwriters at MLV & Co. LLC, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020; Attention: Randy Billhardt, Email: rbillhardt@mlvco.com; Telephone: 888-344-2272.

About Yuma Energy, Inc.

Yuma Energy, Inc. is a U.S.-based oil and gas company focused on the exploration for, and development of, conventional and unconventional oil and gas properties, primarily through the use of 3-D seismic surveys, in the U.S. Gulf Coast and California. The Company has employed a 3-D seismic-based strategy to build a multi-year inventory of development and exploration prospects. The Company's current operations are focused on onshore central Louisiana, where the Company is targeting the Austin Chalk, Tuscaloosa, Wilcox, Frio, Marg Tex and Hackberry formations. In addition, the Company has a non-operated position in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and operated positions in Kern and Santa Barbara Counties in California. Yuma's common stock is traded on the NYSE MKT under the trading symbol "YUMA."

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Statements that are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements and may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words such as "expects," "believes," "intends," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "potential," "possible," or "probable" or statements that certain actions, events or results "may," "will," "should," or "could" be taken occur or be achieved. The forward-looking statements include statements about future operations, estimates of reserve and production volumes. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and analyses made by Yuma in light of experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors appropriate under the circumstances. However, whether actual results and developments will conform with expectations is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to: fluctuations in oil and gas prices; the risks of the oil and gas industry (for example, operational risks in drilling and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas; risks and uncertainties involving geology of oil and gas deposits); the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to future production, costs and expenses; potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; health, safety and environmental risks and risks related to weather; inability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals, shortages of drilling equipment, oil field personnel and services, unavailability of gathering systems, pipelines and processing facilities and the possibility that government policies may change. Yuma's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, recent current reports on Form 8-K, and other SEC filings discuss some of the important risk factors identified that may affect its business, results of operations, and financial condition. Yuma undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

For more information, please contact:

James J. Jacobs
Vice President - Corporate and Business Development
Yuma Energy, Inc.
1177 West Loop South, Suite 1825
Houston, TX 77027
Telephone: (713) 968-7000