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DJ San Leon Energy PLC Board Appointments

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San Leon Energy PLC
27 August 2010

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San Leon Energy Plc
("San Leon" or the "Company")

Board Appointments

San Leon is delighted to announce the appointments to the Board of Dr John
Buggenhagen as Director of Exploration and Daniel Martin as a Non Executive
Director. Both of these appointments take place with immediate effect.

Dr John Buggenhagen (41) has been Vice President of Exploration at San Leon and
managing the exploration office in Warsaw, Poland, since 2009, having relocated
there, from Colorado, with his family last year. He is an exploration
geophysicist and proven "oil finder" with more than 15 years experience
developing exploration opportunities in North America and Europe. He was
European Exploration Manager for Aspect Energy and was a major contributor to
the highly successful Horizon Energy in Hungary. He also worked as an
exploration geophysicist and prospect generator for ConocoPhilips Alaska
(formerly ARCO Alaska) on numerous exploration projects across the North Slope
of Alaska. John has a B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Arizona and a
M.S and Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Wyoming.

(Thomas) Daniel Martin Jr. (52), is a London based commercial lawyer and
graduate of Cambridge University, the University of South Carolina, and The
American University Law School in Washington, DC. He has extensive legal and
corporate finance experience in London and Washington DC and has been a
political advisor to two British MP's and two US senators, including Al Gore.
Additionally he was former legal advisor to Nissan, Chrysler and Texaco. In 2006
he co-founded Green Corporate Finance ("GCF") which specialises in IPOs,
introductions and mergers/acquisitions on the AIM Market; mainly focussing on
renewable energy and oil and gas exploration. At GCF he directs strategy,
corporate development and legal affairs. He is also a member of the South
Carolina Bar and has also been a former member of the District of Columbia Bar.


Oisín Fanning, Chairman of San Leon commented

"We are delighted to welcome both Daniel and John to the Board.

Daniel brings a wealth of expertise that will complement those of the Board and
has an intrinsic knowledge of the oil and gas industry and international
corporate finance.

John has been with us over a year now and has immense industry and shale gas
expertise. In that time he has become an integral part of the team and his
ascension to the Board as Director of Exploration is recognition of the role he
has played at the company in that time.

We look forward to their contribution and working with them as we continue to
aggressively develop our exciting portfolio."

27 August 2010


For further information contact:

+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| San Leon Energy Plc | Tel: + 353 1291 6292 |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| Oisin Fanning, Chairman | |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| Philip Thompson, Chief | |
| Executive Officer | |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| | |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| Arbuthnot Securities | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7012 2000 |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| Nick Tulloch | |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| Ben Wells | |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| | |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| College Hill Associates | Tel: +44 (0) 207 457 2020 |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+
| Nick Elwes | |
+-------------------------------+----------------------------+


Additional Information

The following information is provided pursuant to paragraph (g) Schedule Two of
the AIM rules:

+--------------------+----------------------------+-------------------------+
| | Current | Previous Directorships |
| | Directorships/Partnerships | / Partnerships within |
| | | the last five years |
+--------------------+----------------------------+-------------------------+
| Thomas Daniel | Green Corporate Finance | Spitfire Ltd |
| Martin | | |
+--------------------+----------------------------+-------------------------+
| John Buggenhagen | Thunder River Energy LLC | Aspect Energy Hungary |
| | | Hungarian Horizon |
| | | Energy |
+--------------------+----------------------------+-------------------------+


There is no further information that is required to be disclosed pursuant to
paragraph (g) Schedule Two of the AIM rules in relation to

Mr. Buggenhagen currently does not own any San Leon Energy Ordinary Shares of
EUR0.05 each ("Shares"). He has been granted options over 3,000,000 Shares at an
exercise price of 11 pence under the Company's share option scheme, options over
1,000,000 Shares at an exercise price of 17 pence, and options over 5,000,000
shares at an exercise price of 35 pence.

Mr. Martin currently owns 1,134,549 Shares, or 0.27% of San Leon.



This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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