Harvest Announces Change Of Auditors And Change In Matters To Be Voted On At Its Annual Meeting

HOUSTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) today announced that at the direction and with the unanimous approval of the Audit Committee of the Company's Board of Directors, Harvest has dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm and engaged UHY LLP to become its new independent registered public accounting firm.

Because of the change in its independent registered public accounting firm, Harvest also announced that, at its upcoming annual stockholder meeting to be held on June 27, 2013, it will drop from the matters to be voted on at the meeting Proposal 2, the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2013.  Stockholders will not vote on the ratification of UHY LLP as the new independent registered public accounting firm at this year's annual meeting, but Harvest expects that the ratification of UHY LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm will be voted on by stockholders at Harvest's 2014 annual meeting.

About Harvest Natural Resources:
Harvest Natural Resources, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is an independent energy company with principal operations in Venezuela, exploration assets in Indonesia, West Africa, and China and business development offices in Singapore and the United Kingdom.  For more information visit the Company's website at www.harvestnr.com.

Stephen C. Haynes
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
(281) 899-5716

This press release may contain projections and other forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. They include estimates and timing of expected oil and gas production, oil and gas reserve projections of future oil pricing, future expenses, planned capital expenditures, anticipated cash flow and our business strategy. All statements other than statements of historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements. Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Actual results may differ materially from Harvest's expectations as a result of factors discussed in Harvest's 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other public filings.

SOURCE Harvest Natural Resources, Inc.


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