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Birchcliff Energy Ltd. Announces Quarterly Preferred Share Dividend

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Birchcliff Energy Ltd. Announces Quarterly Preferred Share Dividend14:47 EDT Wednesday, March 13, 2013CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2013) -NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES Birchcliff Energy Ltd. ("Birchcliff") (TSX:BIR) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share for the calendar quarter ending on March 31, 2013, on Birchcliff's outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series A. The dividend is payable on April 1, 2013 to shareholders of record as at the close of business on March 26, 2013. The dividend is designated as an eligible dividend for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Birchcliff is a Calgary, Alberta based intermediate oil and gas company with operations concentrated within its one core area, the Peace River Arch of Alberta. Birchcliff's Common Shares, Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Shares, Series A and Warrants are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols "BIR", "BIR.PR.A" and "BIR.WT", respectively.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Birchcliff Energy Ltd.Jeff TonkenPresident and Chief Executive Officer(403) 261-6401(403) 261-6424 (FAX)Birchcliff Energy Ltd.Bruno GeremiaVice-President and Chief Financial Officer(403) 261-6401(403) 261-6424 (FAX)Birchcliff Energy Ltd.Jim SurbeyVice-President, Corporate Development(403) 261-6401(403) 261-6424 (FAX)Birchcliff Energy Ltd.Suite 500, 630 - 4th Avenue S.W.Calgary, AB T2P 0J9