Sirius Exploration

Holding in Company

For immediate release: 23 July 2009

                                        SIRIUS EXPLORATION Plc
                                ("Sirius Exploration" or "the Company")

                                          HOLDING IN COMPANY

Sirius Exploration announces that it was informed on 23 July 2009 that as at 21 July 2009 Knighthead
Capital Management,  L.L.C., as Investment Manager to Knighthead Master Fund, L.P.  held 13,400,000
ordinary shares in the Company. The total voting rights in the Company are 267,805,150 and
accordingly the percentage holding is 5.04%.


For further information, please contact:
Sirius Exploration Plc                                              Tel: +44 78 7988 7755
Jonathan Harrison

Sirius Exploration Plc                                              Tel: +971 556 232 671
Richard Poulden

Beaumont Cornish Limited                                            Tel: 0207 628 3396
Roland Cornish

Sirius Exploration