Hillcrest Completes Purchase of Gulfsands Petroleum USA

December 22nd, 2014
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VANCOUVER, B.C. December 22, 2014 – Hillcrest Resources Ltd. (the “Company” or Hillcrest”)

(TSX.V: HRH US Symbol HLRTF) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the purchase of Gulfsands Petroleum USA (“GPUSA”).

The acquisition of GPUSA includes all its assets, property, staff and both corporate and operational commitments. The acquired producing assets are located offshore Louisiana, in the shallow water portion of the Gulf of Mexico.

The previously announced $50,000 USD purchase price takes account of GPUSA’s ongoing operational commitments and its forward Asset Retirement Obligations (ARO). The ARO cost estimate for 2015 is approximately $2.4 million, net to Hillcrest. The acquisition of these producing assets will add approximately 180 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 470 thousand cubic feet of natural gas per day (mcfpd) of incremental non-operated working interest production to Hillcrest.

The purchase includes GPUSA’s current staff and office located in Houston, Texas. Hillcrest will capture operational efficiencies by managing both its onshore and offshore operations from the Houston office effective immediately and intends to streamline the Company’s administrative processes by relocating its head office to Houston effective January 2015.

“This acquisition is a perfect fit for Hillcrest” states Don Currie, the Company’s CEO and Chairman. “As mentioned before, these new assets are complementary to our currently producing assets in Texas, and offer significant potential for future production growth through development drilling and well recompletions. The Company intends to participate in additional development drilling scheduled for late 3rd quarter 2015. We will keep our shareholders informed of developments regarding drilling as they occur. Commensurate with this acquisition, Hillcrest will relocate the operations headquarters to Houston.”

For more information on Hillcrest Resources Ltd, contact Donald Currie toll free at 1-855- 609-0006 or visit the Company’s website at www.hillcrestresources.com

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Donald Currie

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director

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