Erin Energy Responds to Inaccurate Media Reports Regarding Oyo Field Operations

March 14, 2018

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Erin Energy Corporation (“Erin Energy” or the “Company”) (NYSE American:ERN) (JSE:ERN) today responded to recent media reports regarding its Oyo field operations, calling the articles inaccurate.

Most of the articles’ content, which appeared in print and online, contained nearly identical text, indicating it was likely sourced from an unidentified third party. The articles erroneously contended that a Nigerian court had ordered the “take over” of the Oyo oil field.

In fact, a party attempted to enforce a writ against certain Erin Energy equipment. The writ in question was based on a court order pertaining to parties unrelated to Erin Energy, and a Nigerian court has subsequently ruled that actions taken to enforce the writ against Erin Energy were an abuse of legal process.

We take seriously these inaccuracies floating around, and caution those behind these stories, and their agents, from misleading members of the public in the future,” said Femi Ayoade, Chief Executive Officer.

About Erin Energy

Erin Energy Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in sub-Saharan Africa. Its asset portfolio consists of 5 licenses across 3 countries covering an area of 6,100 square kilometers (~1.5 million acres), including current production and other exploration projects offshore Nigeria, as well as exploration licenses offshore Ghana and The Gambia. Erin Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and is listed on the New York and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges under the ticker symbol ERN.

For more information about Erin Energy or to request a hard copy of the Company’s most recent complete audited financial statements free of charge, please call +1 713 797 2940 or visit www.erinenergy.com.

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Erin Energy Corporation

Lionel McBee, 1 713-797-2960

Director, Investor Relations

lionel.mcbee@erinenergy.com

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