Dublin OH, January 13, 2014 — Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CEGX) (“Cardinal Energy” or “the Company”) announced that it has appointed John Jordan as Chief Financial Officer for the Company. Mr. Jordan will replace Daniel Troendly who has resigned due to health reasons.

Mr. Jordan has over 40 years’ experience as an accounting and financial services professional with an extensive background in the oil and gas and geothermal energy industries in the United States and overseas. He has held a wide variety of leadership positions in private industry, community, volunteer and service organizations. Mr. Jordan spent over 36 years with Unocal Corporation and its successor Chevron Corporation in various assignments within the Comptroller’s Department. He served as Manager, Transition Accounting, where he managed the accounting function at former Unocal corporate headquarters from date of acquisition through final integration with Chevron’s accounting and internal control systems. Mr. Jordan also served as Manager, Corporate Reporting, where he oversaw the preparation of SEC filing and registration statements, and reviewed and issued annual and quarterly reports and press releases. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration, both from Pepperdine University.

Timothy Crawford, CEO of Cardinal Energy stated, “On behalf of our board and management team, I would like to thank Daniel for his service and contributions over the past several years. We welcome John to the position and are very pleased to have someone of his caliber and financial skill set serve as our CFO. We believe John’s experience will be instrumental as we continue to target fields throughout the U.S. with significant, proven reserves that provide growth opportunities through new drilling programs.”

Forward Looking Statements
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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.