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Peru-focused BPZ files for bankruptcy in US courts

10th March 2015

BPZ Resources has filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas seeking relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code

BPZ Resources has filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas seeking relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code

“Given the industry downturn and our inability to find a suitable financing resolution to our current debt maturity and interest payments, it has become necessary to pursue the Chapter 11 process,” said, Manolo Zuniga, BPZ president and chief executive officer.

“Our efforts to negotiate additional financing to fund business activities and pursue identified strategic alternatives were further impeded when oil prices plummeted and production growth faltered, creating additional obstacles to our restructuring efforts.  We will provide updates on this process as they become available."

None of the company's direct or indirect subsidiaries has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11.

The company will continue to operate its business as debtors-in-possession under the jurisdiction of the Bankruptcy Court.

Its subsidiaries will continue to operate in the ordinary course.

The company is seeking approval from the Bankruptcy Court for a variety of "first day" motions, including authority to maintain bank accounts and other customary relief.

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