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Monday 04 February, 2008

Genesis Petroleum

Disclosure of Holdings

Genesis Petroleum Corporation PLC
04 February 2008

                       Genesis Petroleum Corporation PLC

                             Disclosure of Holdings


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying      Genesis Petroleum Corporation Plc (05088411)
issuer of existing shares to which voting rights
are attached:

2. Reason for the Notification -(please tick the appropriate box or boxes)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                           Yes

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of
shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the         Lehman Brothers International (Europe)
notification obligation:

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different     N/A
from 3.):

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which    January 29, 2008
the threshold is crossed or reached if

6. Date on which issuer notified:                January 31, 2008

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached   6%

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of shares Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
                     Triggering transaction

If possible using    Number of    Number of    Number of shares Number of voting rights  % of voting rights
the ISIN CODE        Shares       Voting
                                  Rights       Direct           Direct     Indirect      Direct   Indirect

GB00B1435395         5,246,165    5,246,165    10,246,165       10,246,165 N/A           6.14%    N/A

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial  Expiration date    Exercise /          Number of voting    % of voting rights
instrument                            Conversion Period / rights that may be
                                      Date                acquired if the
                                                          instrument is
                                                          exercised /

Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights                          % of voting rights

10,246,165                                       6.14%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable:

Proxy Voting

10. Name of the proxy holder:                                       N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:        N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:    N/A

13. Additional information:

Enquiries:                                          4th February 2008

Pelham PR

Charles Vivian                    +44(0) 20 7743 6672                 +44(0)79 7729 7903

Lucy Frankland                    +44(0) 20 3008 5508                 +44(0)7889 631 690

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