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Swift Energy Company
Swift Energy Announces Sale of Remaining 25% Interest in Central Louisiana
Transaction Concludes Louisiana Divestiture Initiative



December 9, 2016

Swift Energy Company (OTCQX: SWTF) (the "Company") announced that it has sold its remaining 25% interest in the Burr Ferry and South Bearhead Creek Fields in Central Louisiana.

The net proceeds received by Swift Energy ($8.0 million, less customary closing adjustments) will be used to reduce the amount of borrowings under the Company's credit facility which was approximately $212 million prior to receipt of these funds.

Interim Chief Executive Officer Bob Banks commented, "We set out this year to redefine the Company and reposition our portfolio through a series of non-core divestitures. We achieved our objective as this transaction effectively concludes our Louisiana divestiture process. These transactions to date have simplified our business model, as our cost structure is now more representative of our Eagle Ford development program. This will allow us to realize greater efficiencies and scale within our operational footprint."

The Company also announced it has recently increased its gas hedge position for 2017 and initiated a hedging program for 2018. Specifically for 2018, the Company completed approximately 4.4 Bcf of natural gas swaps at an average price of $3.47 for the first quarter of 2018.

For more information regarding the Company's current complete oil and gas hedge position, please see the Hedges section within the Investor Relations page on the Company's website at www.swiftenergy.com.

About Swift Energy Company

Swift Energy Company, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Houston, engages in developing, exploring, acquiring and operating oil and gas properties, with a focus on the Eagle Ford trend of South Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The opinions, forecasts, projections, or other statements other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Certain risks and uncertainties inherent in the company's business are set forth in the filings of Swift Energy Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For more information:

Organization:
Swift Energy Company
http://www.swiftenergy.com

Contact:
Doug Atkinson
Senior Manager - Finance & Investor Relations
Tel: 281-874-2700
Toll-free: 800-777-2412


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