Energy XXI Declares Quarterly Preferred Stock Dividends

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HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) (LSE:EXXI) today announced its Board of Directors declared a $1.8125 per share quarterly dividend on its shares of 7.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, which have a face value of $100 per share, and a $3.5156 per share quarterly dividend on its shares of 5.625% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, which have a face value of $250 per share.

Dividends on both issues will be paid in cash on Mar. 15, 2012 to the holders of record on Mar. 1, 2012. The company currently has 8,000 shares of its 7.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock outstanding and 1.05 million shares of its 5.625% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock outstanding.

About the Company

Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company whose growth strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program. The company's properties are located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico waters and the Gulf Coast onshore. Seymour Pierce is Energy XXI's listing broker in the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit the Energy XXI website at www.EnergyXXI.com.

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Energy XXI
Stewart Lawrence
Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
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Greg Smith
Director, Investor Relations
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Seymour Pierce
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