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Victory Energy Announces New Interim Chief Financial Officer

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AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/16 -- Victory Energy Corporation, (OTCQB: VYEY) ("Victory" or "the Company") a growth stage, Exploration and Production Company, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeff Marlowe as its Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Marlowe will replace Fred J. Smith, Jr. who resigned from the company last week to pursue other opportunities. 

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Marlowe held the position of Director of General Accounting at Forestar Group, Inc., a real estate and natural resource development company, where he directed a multi-location accounting team encompassing employees in both the real estate and oil and gas business segments. Prior to his post at Forestar, from 2009 to 2013, Mr. Marlowe was employed by Davis Petroleum Corp., a private-equity owned oil and gas company, where he first started as Corporate Controller and was eventually promoted to Vice President & Controller and was the most senior financial officer of the company. Before his role at Davis Petroleum, Mr. Marlowe served as Controller at Kayne Anderson Fund Advisors, LLC and was the Financial Reporting Manager at Rosetta Resources. He started his career in public accounting in the Global Energy Practice at PwC, LLP as an audit manager in both their Houston and London, UK offices. Mr. Marlowe graduated from Texas A&M University in 1997 with a BBA in Accounting and Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. 

"We welcome Jeff to the position and are very pleased to have someone of his caliber and financial skill set serve as our Interim CFO," said Kenny Hill, Chief Executive Officer of Victory Energy. "Jeff brings the perfect combination of skills, experience, dedicated work ethic and leadership abilities that we need to execute our strategy of growth through acquisitions. His proven and concentrated experience in the oil and gas industry, dedication to quality people management and history of driving internal systems, measurement and process improvement are ideal. We believe these qualities will be instrumental as we execute our business plan and navigate through the current commodity price cycle downturn.

"On behalf of our board and management team I would like to thank Fred Smith for his service and commitment during his time as Chief Financial Officer at Victory Energy and wish him the best in his future endeavors," added Mr. Hill.

About Victory Energy

Victory Energy Corporation (OTCQB: VYEY) is a public held, independent growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and production company based in Austin, Texas, with additional resources located in Midland, Texas. The company has historically been focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional resource play opportunities in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford shale of South Texas and other strategically important areas that offer predictable economic outcomes and long-lived reserve characteristics, but will pursue opportunistic acquisition in other areas. The company asset portfolio includes both vertical and horizontal wells in prominent formations such as the Eagle Ford, Austin Chalk, Woodbine, Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Wolfberry, Mississippian, Cline, Fusselman and Ellenberger. Victory has a seasoned management team and extensive industry relationships to help grow the company. For additional information on the company, please visit

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