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Hyperdynamics and the Republic of Guinea Agree to a One Year Extension to the Production Sharing Contract

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (OTCQX:HDYN) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, SCS Corporation Ltd. ("SCS"), and the Government of the Republic of Guinea have executed a Second Amendment to the 2006 Production Sharing Contract ("PSC"). The document was signed by the Director General of the National Petroleum Office, Diakara Koulibaly and Ray Leonard, Hyperdynamics' President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Second Amendment will be effective on the date it is approved by Decree of the President of the Republic of Guinea. The Second Amendment was entered into in accordance with the August 2016 Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") between SCS and the Republic of Guinea and formally extends the PSC to September 22, 2017 and confirms that SCS is the 100% interest holder and the Operator in the Concession.

In addition clarifying certain elements of the PSC, the Second Amendment includes the following terms:

Mr. Leonard stated, "I am pleased with the Government of Guinea's continued support of Hyperdynamics and look forward to the opportunity to drill the Fatala well in the near future. Our efforts now shift to taking the operational steps in preparation for the drilling and in raising the required funds and/or teaming up with a partner in order to comply with the terms of the PSC Amendment."

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Hyperdynamics is an emerging independent oil and gas exploration company that is exploring for oil and gas offshore the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. To find out more, visit our website at www.hyperdynamics.com.

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