Update On SunTrust Litigation

28 June 2019

San Leon Energy plc (“San Leon” or the “Company”), the AIM listed oil and gas production and appraisal company focused on Africa, is pleased to provide an update on litigation with SunTrust Oil (“SunTrust”).

On 09, 22 and 24 May 2018 the Company noted media articles in the Nigerian press in relation to purported claims by SunTrust over the purchase by the Company of an indirect interest in OML 18, including a petition by SunTrust to wind up the Company. The Company made it clear that, having taken legal advice, it believed that the claims had no foundation or merit.

San Leon and SunTrust have now signed binding agreements which terminate all litigation against San Leon, and preclude any future such litigation. The settlement agreement shall be filed in the High Court Lagos to perfect an Order in the terms of settlement in the Civil Suit. A notice of discontinuance of the winding up Petition has been filed in the High Court Lagos. No consideration was paid by either party to the other.

On 19 December 2018 the Company announced that Midwestern Oil & Gas Ltd (“Midwestern”) had entered into a binding agreement with SunTrust to acquire SunTrust’s entire remaining holding in San Leon. On 24 June 2019 the Company announced that Midwestern had purchased a total of 59,298,723 ordinary shares in San Leon. The Company has been informed by SunTrust that it no longer has any holding in San Leon.

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.


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

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Nominated adviser, financial adviser and joint broker to the Company)
David Porter (+44 207 894 7000)
Rick Thompson (+44 207 894 7000)

Whitman Howard Limited (Financial adviser and joint broker to the Company)
Nick Lovering (+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 (+44 207 390 0236)
Simon Woods (+44 207 390 0236)

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


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