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Monday 26 March, 2012

Gulf Keystone Petrol

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 0377A
Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
26 March 2012
 



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26 March 2012

 

 

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (AIM: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone" or "the Company")

 

 

Directors' Shareholdings

 

Further to the Company's announcement dated 22 March 2012, Gulf Keystone was notified by Mr Mehdi Varzi, a Non-Executive Director of the Company ("Mr Varzi"), on 23 March 2012 that on the same day he sold 257,347 common shares of USD 0.01 at an average price of £2.5417 per share.

 

The Company was also informed that, following a request from Mr Ali Al-Qabandi, an Executive Director of the Company ("Mr Al-Qabandi"), the Trustee of the Company's Employee Benefit Trust ("EBT") agreed to release 1,000,000 common shares out of the EBT to Mr Al-Qabandi and to transfer the common shares at nil cost to his own account without any common shares being sold.

 

As a result of the transactions, Mr Varzi and Mr Al-Qabandi now hold:

 

 

Director

Common shares held directly

Common shares held beneficially by the EBT

% of issued share capital

Number of Options held over common shares






Ali Al- Qabandi

10,450,000

0

1.19

1,000,000

Mehdi Varzi

578,208

0

0.07

100,000

 

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Gulf Keystone Petroleum:

+44 (0) 20 7514 1400

Todd Kozel, Executive Chairman and

Chief Executive Officer


Ewen Ainsworth, Finance Director




Strand Hanson Limited:

+44 (0) 20 7409 3494

Simon Raggett / Rory Murphy / James Harris


 

Mirabaud Securities LLP:

 

+44 (0) 20  7878 3362

Peter Krens




Pelham Bell Pottinger:

+44 (0) 20 7861 3232

Mark Antelme


 

or visit: www.gulfkeystone.com

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

§ Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (AIM: GKP) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on exploration in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

§ Gulf Keystone Petroleum International (GKPI) holds Production Sharing Contracts for four exploration blocks in Kurdistan, including the Shaikan block.

§ Shaikan is a major discovery with independently audited gross oil-in-place volumes of between 8 billion barrels to 13.4 billion barrels.

§ The Company's shares have traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange since listing on 8th September 2004.

§ Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited is registered in Hamilton, Bermuda with further offices in Erbil, Kurdistan (Iraq), Algiers, Algeria and London, UK.

 

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