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Recon Announces Completion of First Stage of Oily Sludge Project in Yumen Oilfield, With Improvements in Project Design and Remarkable Budget Reduction

BEIJING, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Recon Technology, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RCON), ("Recon" or the "Company"), a China-based independent solutions integrator in the oilfield service, electric power and coal chemical industries, today announced the completion of the first stage of its construction of a comprehensive disposal treatment project (the "Project") in Yumen city, Gansu province through its 51% subsidiary, Gansu BHD Environmental Technology Co., Ltd ("Gansu BHD"), which focuses on oilfield sewage treatment and oily sludge disposal projects. As previously disclosed by the Company, Gansu BHD purchased a 50 year land use right for a 26,235 square meter property to build the Project to serve the oilfield sewage treatment needs of Yumen Oilfield Company, China's first petroleum production base and a PetroChina Co., Ltd. ("PetroChina") subsidiary. The Project, which will have an annual processing capacity of 60,000 tons of oily waste, is the only such treatment facility located in Yumen city. As regulations prohibit the removal of such oily sludge from Gansu province, Gansu BHD is optimistic about the business opportunities for the Project, although it lacks a long-term agreement with Yumen Oilfield.

At this first stage of the Project, the construction of the bases and the major body of plants have been completed. The next stage will involve equipment installation and testing. In addition, because of the Company's implementation of improved project design, it estimates the total investment in the Project to decrease from RMB 100 million to RMB 40 million. The Company expects the Project to be operational by the end of the calendar year 2018 and to generate annual revenues for Gansu BHD of more than RMB 50 million, assuming full capacity.

Management Commentary

Mr. Guangqiang Chen, director and CTO of Recon Technology, commented, "We are pleased with our progress on our comprehensive disposal treatment project. Our search for new efficiencies has contributed to a 60% decrease in the expected investment in the project, from RMB 100 million to RMB 40 million. We have completed the construction of the bases and the major body of the plants as we prepare to install our equipment and begin testing. We expect the disposal treatment facilities to be operational by the end of this calendar year."

Mr. Chen continued, "Given the launch of China's new environmental law and increased enforcement of this and other environmental laws, we believe Recon is well positioned to innovate in a changing industry landscape that has given rise to demand for new and more efficient treatment methodologies. The oily waste produced from drilling, transportation and refining in the Yumen oilfield system remains a persistent issue and our project through Gansu BHD is a cutting-edge attempt to resolve this issue."

About Recon Technology, Ltd.

Recon Technology, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RCON) is China's first listed non-state owned oil and gas field service company on NASDAQ. Recon supplies China's largest oil exploration companies, Sinopec (NYSE: SNP) and CNPC, with advanced automated technologies, efficient gathering and transportation equipment and reservoir stimulation measure for increasing petroleum extraction levels, reducing impurities and lowering production costs. Through the years, RCON has taken leading positions on several segmented markets of the oil and gas filed service industry. RCON also has developed stable long-term cooperation relationship with its major clients, and its products and service are also well accepted by clients. For additional information please visit:

Forward Looking Statements

Forward-Looking Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "may," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "likely," "will," "would" and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us and our management, are inherently uncertain. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, levels of spending in our industry as well as consumer confidence generally; changes in the competitive environment in our industry and the markets where we operate; our ability to access the capital markets; the results of investment in the comprehensive disposal treatment project in Yumen city, Gansu province; our ability to benefit from being a shareholder of Gansu BHD; continued use by Yumen Oilfield of the Project; and other risks discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F, which filings are available from the SEC. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws. If we update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.

For more information, please contact:

In China:

Ms. Liu Jia
Chief Financial Officer
Recon Technology, Ltd.
Phone: +86 (10) 8494-5799

In the United States:

Ms. Tina Xiao
Ascent Investor Relations LLC
Phone: +1-917-609-0333

SOURCE Recon Technology, Ltd.