DANVILLE, CA / ACCESSWIRE / April 2, 2018 / On March 29, 2018, PEDEVCO Corp. d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE American: PED) reported its year-end results for 2017.

Over the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company generated $3 million in gross oil and gas revenue from the production and sale of 81,178 BOE (barrels of oil equivalent) from its D-J Basin asset located in Weld County, Colorado, while continuing to reduce key operating expenses, including a reduction in its SG&A expense from $3.9 million during 2016 to $2.5 million in 2017, and a decrease in its LOE costs from $1.7 million during 2016 to $1.3 million in 2017.

Mr. Michael Peterson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "Our year-end results demonstrate our continued ability to consistently drive down our key operating expenses while continuing to generate meaningful revenues from our D-J Basin assets. We will now focus on not only maintaining our current production levels but also improving production through targeted work-overs of our operated wells, all while containing our operational expenses. We are also actively negotiating certain fundamental transactions designed to restructure and/or satisfy our senior and non-senior debt, the details of which we will publicly announce when the terms of such transactions are definitive."

In addition, the Company announced, as it has in past filings, that pursuant to the disclosure requirements of NYSE American Company Guide Sections 401(h) and 610(b), its audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017, which were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, 2018, contained an audit opinion from its independent registered public accounting firm that includes an explanatory paragraph related to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. This announcement does not represent any change or amendment to the Company's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017.

About Pacific Energy Development (PEDEVCO Corp.)

PEDEVCO Corp, d/b/a Pacific Energy Development (NYSE American: 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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