March 09, 2012 at 17:36 PM EST
GMX RESOURCES INC. Declares Cash Dividend on Its 9.25% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock NYSE: 'GMXR PR'; Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 10-K

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GMX RESOURCES INC. (NYSE:GMXR) today announces that the Company will pay a regular quarterly dividend of $0.578125 per share on March 30, 2012 to holders of record as of March 20, 2012 on the 3,176,734 outstanding shares of its 9.25% Series B Cumulative Preferred Stock.

The Company has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The report is available on GMXR's website at www.gmxresources.com under "Investor Relations – Financial Information – SEC Filings". Shareholders have the ability to receive a hard copy of the complete audited financial statements free of charge upon request.

GMXR is a resource play rich E&P company. Oil shale resources are located in the Williston Basin, North Dakota & Montana targeting the Bakken Petroleum System and in the DJ Basin, Wyoming targeting the Niobrara Petroleum System; both plays are estimated 90% oil. Our natural gas resources are located in the East Texas Basin, in the Haynesville/Bossier gas shale and the Cotton Valley Sand Formation, where the majority of our acreage is contiguous, with infrastructure in place and mostly held by production. We believe these oil and natural gas resource plays provide a substantial inventory of operated, high probability, repeatable, organic growth opportunities. The Company's multiple basin strategy provides flexibility to allocate capital to achieve the highest risk adjusted rate of return, with both oil and natural gas resources throughout our portfolio. Please visit www.gmxresources.com for more information on the Company.

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This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. They include statements regarding the Company's financing plans and objectives, drilling plans and objectives, related exploration and development costs, number and location of planned wells, reserve estimates and values, statements regarding the quality of the Company's properties and potential reserve and production levels. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analysis made by the Company in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments, and other factors it believes appropriate in the circumstances, including the assumption that there will be no material change in the operating environment for the Company's properties. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, including but not limited to risks relating to the Company's ability to obtain financing for its planned activities,, commodity price risks, drilling and production risks, risks related to weather and unforeseen events, governmental regulatory risks and other risks, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Reference is made to the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more detailed disclosure of the risks. For all these reasons, actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Alan Van Horn
         Manager, Investor Relations
         405.254.5839
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