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Kea Petroleum PLC (KEA)

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Thursday 14 July, 2011

Kea Petroleum PLC

Director's Dealing

RNS Number : 3582K
Kea Petroleum PLC
14 July 2011

14 July 2011


Kea Petroleum plc

("Kea" or the "Group")


 Director's Dealing


Kea Petroleum plc (AIM:KEA) was informed that Thornaby Limited, a company wholly owned by the trustees of the I R Gowrie-Smith Family Settlement, of which I R Gowrie-Smith, the Chairman of Kea Petroleum, is a beneficiary, purchased 1,500,000 Ordinary Shares of 1p each in Kea at a price of 4.75p per share on 13 July 2011.


Following this transaction Thornaby Limited's total beneficial interest in Kea is 68,500,000 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 13.45% of its issued share capital  


For further information please contact:


Kea Petroleum plc                                                               Tel: +44 (0)20 7340 9970

David Lees, Executive Director                             


RBC Capital Markets                                                         Tel: +44 (0)20 7653 4000

Matthew Coakes / Daniel Conti            
Martin Eales (NOMAD)


Buchanan Communications                                              Tel: +44 (0)20 7466 5000
Tim Anderson / James Strong

Notes to Editors:

Kea Petroleum is an AIM listed oil and gas exploration company with interests in six petroleum exploration permits in Taranaki and Northland Basins of New Zealand. Kea listed on AIM in February 2010.


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