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GeoMet Announces Financial and Operating Results for the Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

Houston, Texas—August 15, 2012-GeoMet, Inc. (OTCQ: GMET; NASDAQ: GMETP) (“GeoMet” or the “Company”) today announced its financial and operating results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.

William C. Rankin, GeoMet’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The average price received before hedging activities for natural gas sold during the quarter was $2.24 per Mcf, our lowest quarterly price in many years.  Lower gas prices were the primary factor in the large ceiling cost write down, the reduction in our proved natural gas reserves and the increase in our depletion expenses. Adjusted for hedge settlement payments received during the quarter, the realized gas price was $4.47 per Mcf. The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $3.6 million for the quarter which does not include $2.4 million in settlement payments related to the return of basis on acquired hedges.” Mr. Rankin added, “We also completed the disposition of our Canadian operations during the quarter resulting in a significant reduction in future obligations. Mr. Rankin went on to say, “The recent amendment to our bank credit agreement was a significant step toward resolving the Company’s borrowing base deficiency. We believe this was possible as a result of our hedge positions and the long life shallow decline nature of our natural gas reserve base.”

Second Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Results
For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss of $53.9 million. Included in the net loss was a $42.3 million pre-tax, non-cash impairment to the Company’s gas properties, a $10.2 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market loss on natural gas derivative contracts and a $0.7 million non-cash loss on the disposal of our Canadian operations. The Company received net cash payments of $7.7 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the current year quarter. The net loss for the 2012 quarter also included $0.8 million from non-routine charges relating to restructuring of the Company’s senior management. For the quarter ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported net income of $1.1 million. Included in net income was a $0.2 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market gain on natural gas derivative contracts. The Company received net cash payments of $1.5 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the 2011 quarter.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $55.0 million, or $1.37 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were non-cash charges of $0.5 million for accretion of preferred stock and $0.6 million for paid-in-kind (“PIK”) dividends on preferred stock. For the quarter ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $0.7 million, or $0.02 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 were non-cash charges of $0.4 million for accretion of preferred stock and $1.3 million for PIK dividends on preferred stock.

Adjusted Net Loss for the current year quarter was $0.2 million down from Adjusted Net Income of $0.9 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted Net (Loss) Income to Net (Loss) Income.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $3.6 million from $4.7 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income.  Adjusted EBITDA, including the return of basis in the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts in the amount of $2.4 million acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase, totaled $6.0 million for the current year quarter. We believe this non-GAAP measure is also important for the reporting period because it includes the total cash flows being generated by the hedges acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase.  Such hedges were integral and a critical component of the value related to acquired gas properties. 

Revenues combined with cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts increased to $15.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 from $9.9 million in the prior year quarter. The average natural gas price, adjusted for cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, was $4.47 per Mcf during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus $5.36 per Mcf for the prior year quarter. Revenues, as reported for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, which excludes the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, were $7.8 million, as compared to $8.4 million for the prior year quarter. The average natural gas price, excluding the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $2.24 per Mcf as compared to the prior year quarter average of $4.53 per Mcf.

Average net gas sales volumes for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were 37.9 MMcf per day, an 87% increase from the same quarter in 2011 primarily due to the properties acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 Financial and Operating Results
For the six months ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss of $106.9 million. Included in the net loss was a $58.0 million pre-tax, non-cash impairment to the Company’s gas properties, a $5.0 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market loss on natural gas derivative contracts and a $0.7 million non-cash loss on the disposal of our Canadian operations. The Company received net cash payments of $15.0 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the current year period. The net loss for the 2012 period also included $0.8 million from non-routine charges relating to restructuring of the Company. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported net income of $1.5 million. Included in net income was a $2.7 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market loss on natural gas derivative contracts. The Company received net cash payments of $5.0 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the 2011 period.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $109.6 million, or $2.75 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were non-cash charges of $0.9 million for accretion of preferred stock and $1.9 million for PIK dividends on preferred stock. For the period ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $2.0 million, or $0.05 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the period ended June 30, 2011 were non-cash charges of $0.9 million for accretion of preferred stock and $2.6 million for PIK dividends on preferred stock.

Adjusted Net Income for the current year period decreased to $0.7 million from $3.2 million in the prior year period. Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted Net (Loss) Income to Net (Loss) Income.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $10.4 million from $10.7 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income.  Adjusted EBITDA, including the return of basis in the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts in the amount of $4.9 million acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase, totaled $15.3 million for the current year period. We believe this non-GAAP measure is also important for the reporting period because it includes the total cash flows being generated by the hedges acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase.  Such hedges were integral and a critical component of the value related to acquired gas properties. 

Revenues combined with cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, increased to $33.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $21.4 million in the prior year period. The average natural gas price, adjusted for cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, was $4.65 per Mcf during the six months ended June 30, 2012 versus $5.77 per Mcf for the prior year period. Revenues, as reported for the six months ended June 30, 2012, which excludes the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, were $18.0 million, as compared to $16.3 million for the prior year period. The average natural gas price, excluding the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $2.52 per Mcf as compared to the prior year period average of $4.40 per Mcf.

Average net gas sales volumes for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were 39.0 MMcf per day, a 91% increase from the same period in 2011 primarily due to the properties acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase.

2Q 2012 Financial and Operating Statements

Forward-Looking Statements Notice
This press release contains “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. Except for statements of historical facts, all statements included in the document, including those preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words “believe,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “target,” “goal,” “plans,” “objective,” “should” or similar expressions or variations on such words are forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are volatility of future natural gas prices, which have been depressed recently, our estimate of the sufficiency of our existing capital sources, our ability to raise additional capital to fund cash requirements for future operations, the uncertainties involved in estimating quantities of proved natural gas reserves, in prospect development and property acquisitions and in projecting future rates of production, the timing of development expenditures and drilling of wells, and the operating hazards attendant to the oil and gas business. In particular, careful consideration should be given to cautionary statements made in the various reports the Company has filed with the SEC. GeoMet undertakes no duty to update or revise these forward-looking statements.

Conference Call Information
GeoMet will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 on August 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time. To participate, dial (888) 312-3048 a few minutes before the call begins. Please reference GeoMet, Inc. conference ID 4797502. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet from the Company’s website at www.geometinc.com. A replay of the conference call will be accessible shortly after the end of the call on August 15, 2012 and will be available through August 22, 2012. To access the conference call replay, please dial (888) 203-1112 and enter replay pass code 4797502 when prompted.

About GeoMet, Inc.
GeoMet, Inc. is an independent energy company primarily engaged in the exploration for and development and production of natural gas from coal seams (“coalbed methane”) and non-conventional shallow gas. Our principal operations and producing properties are located in the Cahaba and Black Warrior Basins in Alabama and the Central Appalachian Basin in Virginia and West Virginia. We also control additional coalbed methane and oil and gas development rights, principally in Alabama, Virginia, and West Virginia.

For more information please contact Stephen M. Smith at (713) 287-2251 (ssmith@geometcbm.com) or visit our website at www.geometinc.com.