Energy Partners Limited Could be Facing Bankruptcy

As previously disclosed in late March, Energy Partners, Ltd. had until April 3, 2009 to repay the borrowing base deficiency of US $38MM that resulted from the reduction of its borrowing based under its existing credit agreement.  On April 3, 2009, the Company obtained a consent from a majority in interest of the bank lenders under the Company's credit agreement, extending the due date for the repayment of the borrowing base deficiency until April 14, 2009.

The Company does not have the cash resources or unencumbered assets to repay the borrowing base deficiency in full on April 14, 2009 and is continuing to negotiate a forbearance agreement with the bank lenders under its credit agreement. Although the Company is currently in negotiations with the bank lenders, there can be no assurance that the negotiations with the bank lenders will be successful. If the Company is unable to secure additional financing, restructure its debt or successfully negotiate a forbearance agreement with its bank lenders, it may be required to file for bankruptcy protection.