Rex Energy Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Earnings Release

| Source: Rex Energy Corporation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rex Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:REXX) today announced plans to release fourth quarter and full year 2011 operational and financial results on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 after market close. Management will also host a live conference call on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. ET to review fourth quarter and full year financial results and operational highlights. All financial results discussed in the fourth quarter and full year 2011 earnings release and on the webcast will be subject to our independent auditor's review. The telephone number to access the conference call is (877) 849-6312. The conference call will also be available for replay through the company's website at under the Investor Relations tab. The replay of the event and reference materials will be available on the company's website through March 23, 2012.

About Rex Energy Corporation

Rex Energy is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania and is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins within the United States. The company's strategy is to pursue its higher potential exploration drilling prospects while acquiring oil and natural gas properties complementary to its portfolio. 

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Tom Stabley
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
(814) 278-7215

Jesse Carl
Financial Analyst
(814) 278-7045