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Equal Energy Declares First Quarterly Dividend

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Equal Energy Declares First Quarterly Dividend16:30 EST Thursday, February 14, 2013 CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - As announced when Equal Energy Ltd. (TSX: EQU) (NYSE: EQU) reported on the outcome of its Strategic Review on November 27, 2012, Equal's Board of Directors has approved a quarterly dividend of US$0.05 per share on its common shares, payable March 31, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2013. About Equal Energy: Equal Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company based in Calgary, Alberta, with its United States operations office located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Our shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols (EQU, EQU.DB.B), and our shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (EQU). Our oil and gas assets are centered on the Hunton liquids-rich natural gas property in Oklahoma. Forward-looking Statements: Certain information in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements under applicable securities law including the timing of the record date and the dividend payment and the amount of the dividend.  Any statements that are contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as "may," "should," "anticipate," "expects," "seeks" and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks, such as risks associated with oil and gas production; marketing and transportation; loss of markets; volatility of commodity prices; currency and interest rate fluctuations; imprecision of reserve and future production estimates; environmental risks; competition; incorrect assessment of the value of acquisitions; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of dispositions; inability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources; changes in legislation, including but not limited to income tax, environmental laws and regulatory matters.  Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such information, although considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect Equal's operations or financial results are included in Equal's reports on file with Canadian and U.S. securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com), the SEC's website (www.sec.gov), Equal's website (www.equalenergy.ca) or by contacting Equal. Furthermore, the forward looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release, and Equal does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by securities law. SOURCE Equal Energy Ltd.For further information: <p> </p> <p> <b>Contacts:</b> </p> <p> <b>Dell Chapman    </b><br/> <b>SVP Finance</b><br/> <b>(403) 538-3580 or (877) 263-0262</b> </p> <p> <b>Don Klapko</b><br/> <b>President & CEO</b><br/> <b>(403) 536-8373 or (877) 263-0262</b> </p> <p> <b>Scott Smalling</b><br/> <b>Vice President and CFO</b><br/> <b>(405) 242-6020 or (405) 242-5010</b> </p>