Gulfport Energy Corporation Schedules First Quarter 2009 Financial and Operational Results Conference Call

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 5, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gulfport Energy Corporation (Nasdaq:GPOR) will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. CST to discuss its first quarter 2009 financial and operational results. The call will follow the release of Gulfport's first quarter 2009 earnings the morning of May 7, 2009.

Interested parties may listen to the call via Gulfport's website at or by calling toll-free at 1-866-804-6929 or 857-350-1675 for international callers. The passcode for the call is 92949824. A replay of the call will be available for two weeks at 1-888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 for international callers. The replay passcode is 95638166. The webcast will be archived on the Company's website and can be accessed on the Company's "Investor Relations" page.

About Gulfport

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an Oklahoma City-based independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with its principal producing properties located along the Louisiana Gulf Coast and the Permian Basin in West Texas. Gulfport also holds a sizeable acreage position in the Alberta Oil Sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC. In addition, Gulfport is participating in numerous wells in the Bakken play in the Williston Basin in North Dakota.

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          Investor Contact:
          Investor Relations
          Paul K. Heerwagen IV