‘Top law firm will represent Cardinal in transaction and regulatory matters’

Dublin OH, December 3, 2013 — (OTCQB: CEGX) Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. announces the engagement of the oil and gas specialty law firm Maalouf Ashford & Talbot, LLP of New York. The firm serves its global clientele from its offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Riyadh, Sao Paulo and Beirut. Maalouf Ashford & Talbot has been named “Oil & Gas Law Firm of the Year” in the United States for the past 4 years in a row.

Timothy Crawford CEO of Cardinal comments, “This engagement with Maalouf Ashford and Talbot is another key to building Cardinal into a major independent oil and gas producer. Their expertise insures that Cardinal will have major legal representation as related to our oil and gas transactions and regulatory matters. They are also available to us to assist in any financial or corporate issues. As we continue to develop our numerous acquisition targets, it is good to know that we can confidently hand-off our transactional and regulatory matters to this expert firm to expedite our acquisition process moving forward into 2014”. Mr. Crawford went on to say, “Legal and Compliance of West Palm Beach, Florida will remain as Cardinal’s SEC Council to handle our public company regulation requirements”.

Forward Looking Statements
In connection with the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Cardinal Energy Group, Inc., is hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements (as defined in such act). Any statements that are not historical facts and that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, indicated through the use of words or phrases such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes” and “projects”) may be forward-looking and may involve estimates and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, our expectations concerning our ability to obtain financing and close on the acquisition of the oil and gas leases and property, our beliefs concerning our ability to increase the rate of oil and gas production, and the expected demand, pricing and operating results for our oil and gas operations.

About Cardinal Energy Group, Inc.
Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. is a U.S producer of oil and natural gas within the United States. The Company is based in Dublin, Ohio. Cardinal focuses on known formations that have significant proven reserves remaining that can be produced economically. Cardinal targets fields with wells that may need remediation due to neglect or undercapitalization. We select prospects that offer a strong up-side for production. The upside we seek in a prospect is twofold – it must have the potential to be restarted or have its current production increased using newer technology and remediation methods and; it must also have additional lease acreage which can be further developed by completing development wells adjacent to existing producing wells. Cardinal exploits these undervalued assets by acquiring a majority working interest in the prospect and then applies the Company’s calculated development plan. Cardinal also seeks acquisitions of over-leveraged companies when there is a clear upside from their purchase based on strong commodity prices. The Company operates throughout the Continental United States. More information on Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. is available at www.cardinalenergygroup.com.