updated 2/9/2011 4:16:59 PM ET 2011-02-09T21:16:59

OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GMX RESOURCES INC. (the "Company" or "GMXR") (NYSE:GMXR) today announced that it has satisfied the financing condition to its previously announced tender offer for up to $50,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2013 (the "Convertible Notes"), of which $122,750,000 aggregate principal amount is currently outstanding. The financing condition was satisfied by the successful completion of GMXR's offerings of $200 million in aggregate principal amount of 11.375% senior notes due 2019 and 21,075,000 shares of common stock.

The tender offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 28, 2011, unless extended (as such time and date may be extended, the "Expiration Date") or earlier terminated by GMXR. Holders of Convertible Notes who validly tender, and do not validly withdraw, their Convertible Notes on or prior to the Expiration Date will receive $1,000 for each $1,000 principal amount of Convertible Notes purchased in the tender offer, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the settlement date. Tenders of Convertible Notes must be made on or prior to the Expiration Date and tendered Convertible Notes may be withdrawn at any time on or prior to the Expiration Date.

The tender offer is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated January 28, 2011 (the "Offer to Purchase"). Subject to applicable law, GMXR may amend, extend or waive conditions to, or terminate, the tender offer.

Full details of the terms and conditions of the tender offer are described in the Offer to Purchase and a related Letter of Transmittal, which have been sent to holders of the Convertible Notes. These documents, as well as any amendments, supplements or additional exhibits thereto, are available free of charge, from the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") website at www.sec.gov as exhibits to the Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO. Holders are encouraged to read these documents, as they contain important information regarding the tender offer.

GMXR has retained Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated to act as the dealer managers for the tender offer. Questions or requests for assistance regarding the terms of the tender offer should be directed to Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (800) 820-1653 (toll-free) and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated at (800) 624-1808 (toll-free). Requests for the Offer to Purchase and other documents relating to the tender offer may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the information agent for the tender offer, at (212) 430-3774 (for banks and brokers only) or (866) 804-2200 (for all others).

None of GMXR, the dealer managers, the information agent or the depositary makes any recommendation as to whether holders should tender their Convertible Notes pursuant to the tender offer. Each holder must make its own decision as to whether to tender its Convertible Notes and, if so, the principal amount of the Convertible Notes to be tendered.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to buy nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Convertible Notes or any other securities of GMXR.

The tender offer is only being made pursuant to the Offer to Purchase and the related Letter of Transmittal. The tender offer is not being made to holders of Convertible Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

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CONTACT: Alan Van Horn
         Manager, Investor Relations
         405.254.5839

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