CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2012) - Sundance Energy Corporation ("Sundance" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:SNY) (OTCQX:SNYXF) is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of Prosser IR & Consulting Ltd. ("Prosser IR") of Vancouver BC, the sole principal of which is Mr. Mark Prosser, to provide investor relations services, subject to regulatory approval. Prosser IR will initiate and maintain contact with the financial community, shareholders, investors and other stakeholders for the purpose of increasing awareness of Sundance and its activities.

Prosser IR's principal Mr. Prosser has been an investor relations and corporate consultant since 2001, working with a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed companies in various roles including manager, officer and outside consultant. Over that time, Mr. Prosser developed his experience in corporate communications, corporate branding, finance, investor lead generation and database management. Sundance's agreement with Prosser IR is effective January 23, 2012, has an initial term of 3 months and may be terminated by either party upon giving 30 days written notice. Prosser IR's engagement will automatically renew for 3 month periods on the same terms and conditions unless notice of termination is otherwise provided. Prosser IR will be paid a monthly fee of $2,500 and will be reimbursed for all approved reasonable out of pocket expenses. Prosser IR has also been granted 150,000 options to purchase common shares of Sundance at a price of $0.25 per share which will vest equally and quarterly over the first 12 months after issuance in accordance with Policy 4.4 of the TSX Venture Exchange and expire five years from the date of grant. Currently Mr. Prosser does not own any common shares of Sundance.

Sundance Energy Corporation is a junior publicly traded oil and gas company whose primary focus is exploring First Nation Lands in Western Canada. Sundance trades in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol "SNY" and on the OTCQX Exchange in the U.S.A. under the trading symbol "SNYXF".

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements relating to the future operations of the Corporation and other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are often identified by terms such as "will", "may", "should", "anticipate", "expects" and similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of the Corporation, are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Corporation's expectations are exploration risks detailed from time to time in the filings made by the Corporation with securities regulations.

The reader is cautioned that assumptions used in the preparation of any forward-looking information may prove to be incorrect. Events or circumstances may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted, as a result of numerous known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Sundance. As a result, we cannot guarantee that any forward- looking statement will materialize and the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking information. 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 news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date of this news release, and Sundance 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 Canadian securities law.

Cautionary Statement Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information:

Sundance Energy Corporation
Jeffrey Standen
(403) 538-8446
(403) 228-7715 (FAX)