Fastnet Oil & Gas

Directorate Change

RNS Number : 2613D
Fastnet Oil & Gas PLC
27 January 2015

27 January 2015

Fastnet Oil & Gas plc

("Fastnet", the "Company" or the "Group")


Directorate Change


Fastnet (AIM: FAST, ESM: FOI), the UK and Irish listed E&P company focused on near-term exploration and appraisal acreage in Morocco and the Celtic Sea, announces certain management changes following the appointment of Carol Law as CEO in December 2014 and a review of the Company's cost structure in light of the lower oil price environment.


As a result of this internal review, Will Holland's employment as Chief Financial Officer of the Company has been terminated and he leaves the Board with immediate effect. 


Ross Crockett, who has been the Company's Financial Controller for the last three years, will continue to support the Company's financial matters going forward. 


Michael Lynch who has been working with Fastnet for the last two years in a variety of capacities has been appointed Investor and Public Relations Manager.


Carol Law, CEO of Fastnet, commented:


"As previously indicated the Board of Fastnet is determined to deliver reductions in general and administrative costs going forward as part of our drive to restore shareholder value. Difficult decisions have to be taken in the current climate.


The Fastnet Board and management team have collectively over 120 years of business and management experience and we have each individually weathered many storms successfully. I look forward to working with the Board and management team as we strive to develop and grow the Celtic Sea asset portfolio, participate in future drilling offshore Morocco, as well as maximise the value of our existing cash balance through opportunistic M&A."


An updated corporate presentation is now available for download on the Company website via the following link:


For further information please contact:


Fastnet Oil & Gas plc

+353 (1) 644 0007

Carol Law, Chief Executive Officer

Cathal Friel, Non-Executive Chairman

Shore Capital

+44 (0) 20 7408 4090


Bidhi Bhoma, Edward Mansfield

Corporate Broking

Jerry Keen

GMP Securities Europe LLP

+44 (20) 7467 2800

(Joint Broker)

Rob Collins, Emily Morris


+353 (1) 679 6363

(ESM Adviser & Joint Broker)

John Frain, Anthony Farrell


+44 (0) 20 3757 4980

Billy Clegg, Georgia Mann, Ellie Reid


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