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Arbitration update

19 February 2016

As a supplement to the RNS dated 16 February 2016 concerning the ongoing dispute between certain of the Company’s subsidiaries, including Aurelian Oil & Gas Limited (together, “Aurelian”) and Avobone N.V. and Avobone Poland B.V. (together, “Avobone”), on 4 February 2016 the Company received particulars of a claim from Avobone alleging that a guarantee exists by the Company over the liability of Aurelian of £15.5 million which sum covers the award of £13 million as announced on 26 May 2015 with accrued interest.

The guarantee in question relates to liabilities of Aurelian for the financial year ending 31 December 2014. In the Company’s opinion, having conferred with Counsel, Avobone’s claim is specious as: a) it is completely based on a standard Companies House audit exemption form, and there are no reported cases of such a form creating the guarantee claimed by Avobone, and b) none of the sums claimed by Avobone constitutes a guarantee because none of the sums were outstanding liabilities to which Aurelian was subject as at 31 December 2014.

San Leon will defend this guarantee claim vigorously, and has been advised by Counsel that there will not likely be a final decision in respect of the claim for 18 to 24 months.

For further information contact:

San Leon Energy plc
Oisin Fanning, Executive Chairman
+353 1291 6292

Stockdale Securities Ltd
Nominated Adviser
Antonio Bossi
Robert Finlay
+44 (0) 20 7601 6100

finnCap Ltd
Corporate Finance
Matt Goode
Christopher Raggett
Corporate Broking
Joanna Weaving
+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Brandon Hill Capital
Oliver Stansfield
Jonathan Evans
+44 (0) 20 3463 5000

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited
Jon Fitzpatrick
Nicholas Harland
+44 (0) 20 3037 2000

Vigo Communications
Financial Public Relations
Chris McMahon
Alexandra Roper
+44 (0) 20 7016 9570

Plunkett Public Relations
Sharon Plunkett
+353 (0) 1 280 7873

www.sanleonenergy.com

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