EnerJex announces formation of general partnership to drill up to 150 new wells

Source: EnerJex Resources, Inc.

EnerJex Resources, Inc. (OTCMarkets: ENRJ.OB) ("EnerJex" or the "Company"), a domestic onshore oil company, announced today that it has formed a general partnership named "Rantoul Partners" in order to develop the Company's Rantoul Project assets located in Eastern Kansas.

EnerJex contributed its existing Rantoul Project assets to the partnership at an agreed upon value of $15 million , and two investors are scheduled to contribute a total of $5 million , which would enable the partnership to drill approximately 150 new wells. Management expects the additional wells funded by this transaction to more than double production from the Rantoul Project to in excess of 200 barrels of oil per day.

Upon closing of this transaction, the investors immediately funded $2.35 million in return for an 11.75% ownership interest in the partnership, and they are scheduled to fund an additional $2.65 million in multiple tranches over the next 14 months. EnerJex currently owns 88.25% of the partnership and will own 75% if the full $5 million is funded as scheduled.

Rantoul Partners was structured in a manner which is expected to provide the investors with certain tax benefits as well as the opportunity to participate in the future cash flow of the partnership's assets. At the end of 2010, EnerJex had a net operating loss carry forward of approximately $10 million , which has increased significantly during 2011 as a result of the Company's aggressive capital expenditures program. Therefore, EnerJex does not expect to pay income taxes in the foreseeable future. As a result, EnerJex is in a position to make special tax allocations to investors under the general partnership structure, which meaningfully enhances the potential return from their investment. The Company is considering the formation of additional general partnerships to further the development of its assets in an accretive manner for shareholders.

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