updated 3/21/2011 6:17:37 PM ET 2011-03-21T22:17:37

HOUSTON, March 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (the "Partnership" or "Eagle Rock") (Nasdaq:EROC) announced today that 4,552,007 warrants were exercised for an equivalent number of newly issued common units on March 15, 2011, for which the Partnership received proceeds of $27.3 million. The Partnership intends to use the proceeds from the warrant exercise to repay outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility. As of March 21, 2011, 16,113,240 warrants were still outstanding.

The next exercise date for Eagle Rock's outstanding warrants is May 15, 2011. A total of 21,557,164 warrants were issued in conjunction with the Eagle Rock rights offering which expired on June 30, 2010. The warrants have been trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market since July 9, 2010 under the symbol "EROCW." 

Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Eagle Rock common unit for $6.00 on certain specified days (March 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15, or on the first business day following such date if it is not a business day) through the expiration date of May 15, 2012. The method for exercising the warrants is set forth in the prospectus supplement the Partnership filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 27, 2010.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About the Partnership

The Partnership is a growth-oriented master limited partnership engaged in two businesses: a) midstream, which includes (i) gathering, compressing, treating, processing and transporting natural gas; (ii) fractionating and transporting natural gas liquids; and (iii) marketing natural gas, condensate and NGLs; and b) upstream, which includes acquiring, exploiting, developing, and producing hydrocarbons in oil and natural gas properties. Its corporate office is located in Houston, Texas.

CONTACT:  Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P.
          Jeff Wood
          281-408-1203
          Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

          Adam Altsuler
          281-408-1350
          Director, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations

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