Royale Receives Rampart Participation Payment

Alaska Operations to Begin January 2014

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| Source: Royale Energy

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royale Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:ROYL) today announced that it has received the final cash payment from Rampart Energy Ltd. The completion of this initial step entitles Rampart to receive an assignment of 10% of the Working Interest in Royale's Western acreage block (approximately 39,000 acres).

Seismic data acquisition on the North Slope is expected to begin in January. The companies anticipate announcing the selection of the seismic contractor next week. Rampart's payment for the cost of seismic will entitle them to earn an additional 20% in the project.

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Royale Energy, Inc.
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