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Energy XXI Declares Regular Quarterly Dividends on Common and Preferred Shares11-5-13 4:15 PM EST

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy XXI (Nasdaq:EXXI) (LSE:EXXI) today announced its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock. The dividend is to be paid on Dec. 13, 2013 to shareholders of record on Nov. 29, 2013. As of Oct. 30, 2013, the company had 75,807,003 shares of common stock outstanding. The Board of Directors will determine future dividends for Energy XXI common stock on a quarterly basis, with the amount dependent upon earnings, financial condition, capital requirements and other factors.

The Board of Directors also declared a $1.8125 per share quarterly dividend on its shares of 7.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, which have a face value of $100 per share, and a $3.5156 per share quarterly dividend on its shares of 5.625% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, which have a face value of $250 per share. Dividends on both issues will be paid in cash on Dec. 13, 2013 to the holders of record on Nov. 29, 2013. The company currently has 8,000 shares of its 7.25% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock outstanding and 812,760 shares of its 5.625% Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock outstanding.

About the Company

Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company whose growth strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program. The company's properties are located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico waters and the Gulf Coast onshore. Cantor Fitzgerald Europe is Energy XXI's listing broker in the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit the Energy XXI website at www.EnergyXXI.com.

CONTACT: ENQUIRIES OF THE COMPANY
         
         Energy XXI
         Stewart Lawrence
         Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
         713-351-3006
         slawrence@energyxxi.com

         Greg Smith
         Director, Investor Relations
         713-351-3149
         gsmith@energyxxi.com

         Cantor Fitzgerald Europe
         Nominated Adviser: David Porter, Rick Thompson
         Corporate Broking- Richard Redmayne
         Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 7000

         Pelham Bell Pottinger
         James Henderson
         jhenderson@pelhambellpottinger.co.uk
         Mark Antelme
         mantelme@pelhambellpottinger.co.uk
         +44 (0) 20 7861 3232

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