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Appointment of Non-Executive Director

24 May 2018

San Leon Energy plc, the AIM listed company, focused on oil and gas development and appraisal in Africa and Europe, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Higgs as Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Bill Higgs (53) has nearly 30 years of global exploration, development and operations experience, including over five years in executive roles for independent Exploration and Production companies. He is a qualified geologist with extensive expertise in all engineering and other technical and commercial aspects of hydrocarbon development and production.

Bill has been COO of Genel Energy plc since November 2017 where he is responsible for managing the global exploration and production portfolio. Prior to that he was Executive Director and COO for Ophir Energy plc and before Ophir, he was CEO of Mediterranean Oil and Gas, overseeing the successful sale of the company in 2014. Bill also spent 23 years at Chevron across a number of global roles, including responsibility for reservoir management of the giant Tengiz oil and sour gas field in Kazakhstan and asset manager of the BBLT development in Block 14 while resident in Angola.

Oisin Fanning, CEO of San Leon, commented:
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Bill onto the board of the Company. His extensive career in the oil & gas industry and particularly his senior operational roles at other listed companies will provide valuable expertise to us as we continue to work with the operator, Eroton, in developing our core asset of OML 18 in Nigeria.”

Enquiries:
San Leon Energy plc
Oisin Fanning, Chief Executive (+ 353 1291 6292)

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Nominated adviser, financial adviser and joint broker to the Company)
Nick Tulloch (+44 131 257 4634)
David Porter (+44 207 894 8896)

Whitman Howard Limited (Financial adviser and joint broker to the Company)
Nick Lovering (+44 20 7659 1234)
Francis North (+44 20 7659 1234)

Brandon Hill Capital Limited (Joint broker to the Company)
Oliver Stansfield (+44 203 463 5000)
Jonathan Evans (+44 203 463 5016)

Vigo Communications (Financial Public Relations)
Chris McMahon (+44 207 830 9700)
Kate Rogucheva (+44 207 830 9705)

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

Regulatory Disclosures
The following disclosures are required regarding Bill Higgs’s appointment pursuant to Rule 17 and Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Current directorships and partnerships:

Genel Energy Africa Exploration Limited
Genel Energy Gas Company Limited
Genel Energy Miran Bina Bawi Limited
Taq Taq Drilling Company Limited
Taq Taq Operating Company Limited

Past directorships and partnerships held over the last 5 years:

Taq Taq Petroleum Refining Company Limited
Mediterranean Oil & Gas plc
Ophir Energy plc
Ophir Energy Indonesia Limited
Ophir (Indonesia South East Sangatta) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (Bontang II) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (Kutai) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (South Sokang) Limited
Ophir Thailand (E&P) Limited
Salamander Energy (Bualuang Holdings) Limited
Salamander Energy (Holdco) Limited
Salamander Energy (JS) Limited
Salamander Energy (S.E. Asia) Limited
Salamander Energy Group Limited
Salamander Energy plc
Ophir Holdings & Services (UK) Limited
Ophir Holdings & Ventures Limited
Ophir Mexico Limited
Ophir Global New Ventures Limited
Ophir Asia Limited
Ophir East Africa Holdings Limited
Ophir East Africa Ventures Limited
Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Limited
Ophir Equatorial Guinea Holdings Limited
Ophir Gabon (Manga) Limited
Ophir Gabon (Mbeli) Limited
Ophir Gabon (Ntsina) Limited
Ophir Gas Marketing Limited
Ophir Holdings Limited
Ophir LNG Limited
Ophir Mexico Holdings Limited
Ophir Myanmar (Block AD-3) Limited
Ophir Pipeline Limited
Ophir Seychelles (Areas 1, 2 and 3) Limited
Ophir Tanzania (Block 1) Limited
Ophir Tanzania (Block 3) Limited
Ophir Tanzania (Block 4) Limited
Ophir Gabon (Nkawa) Limited
Ophir Gabon (Nkouere) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (Bangkanai) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (North East Bangkanai) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (West Bangkanai) Limited
Ophir Thailand (Bualuang) Limited
Salamander Energy (Glagah Kambuna) Limited
Salamander Energy (Malaysia) Limited
Salamander Energy (North Sumatra) Limited
Dominion Oil & Gas Limited
Ophir Malaysia (Block 2A) Limited
Ophir Cote d’Ivoire (CI-513) Limited
Ophir Energy Indonesia (Aru) Limited
Ophir Energy Indonesia (Kofiau) 1 Limited
Ophir Energy Indonesia (North Ganal) Limited
Ophir Energy Indonesia (West Papua IV) 1 Limited
Ophir Indonesia (Kofiau) 2 LLC
Ophir Indonesia (West Papua IV) 2 LLC
Ophir Indonesia (Central Kalimantan) Limited
Salamander Energy (Canada) Limited
Dominion Acquisitions Limited
Dominion Uganda Limited
Dominion Somaliland Limited
Salamander Energy (Bengara) Limited
Salamander Energy (Glagah Kambuna Holdings) Limited
Salamander Energy (Philippines) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (Simenggaris) Limited
Salamander Energy (Vietnam) Limited
Ophir Ventures (Jersey) Limited
Ophir Ventures (Jersey) No.2 Limited
Ophir Congo (Marine IX) Limited
Ophir JDZ Limited
Ophir AGC (Profond) Limited
Ophir Somaliland (Berbera) Limited
Ophir Indonesia (North Makasar Strait) Limited
Ophir Ghana (Accra) Limited
Salamander Bualuang & Kambuna Limited

Bill has no direct or indirect interest in the Company’s ordinary shares.

No further disclosure is required pursuant to AIM Rule 17 and paragraph (g) to Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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