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Monday 06 January, 2020

Wentworth Resources

Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 7632Y
Wentworth Resources PLC
06 January 2020


PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                                                  6 January 2020

("Wentworth" or the "Company")

Directorate Change and Long Term Incentive ("LTIP") Awards

Wentworth (AIM: WEN), the AIM listed independent, East Africa-focused natural gas company is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Roe as Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis, having acted as Interim CEO and Chief Financial Officer since November 2019.

Katherine will retain oversight of the finance function supported by a strong team in both the UK and Tanzania, with continued full support from the Board.

Bob McBean, Chairman, commented:

"I am delighted Katherine is stepping up into the CEO role on a permanent basis. Her appointment ensures continuity as she and the Board seek to address the opportunities ahead for Wentworth. Katherine has all the skillsets and experience required to drive the business forward as we look to deliver the right growth opportunities for the Company and our shareholders. We look forward to a positive 2020."

On 3 January 2020, the Remuneration Committee of the Company, which consists solely of Non-Executive Directors, made an award under the Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP").



LTIP award

Vesting date

Total options following the grant

Katherine Roe

Chief Executive Officer


2 January 2023


The award is subject to a three-year performance period (the "Performance Period") and further subject to claw back and malus provisions.

The performance condition for the award is share price growth over the Performance Period, with 25% of the award vesting if the Company's share price at the end of the Performance Period has increased by an 8% compound annual growth rate, and 100% of the award vesting if the share price has increased by a 16% compound annual growth rate. Should the share price increase between 8% and 16%, awards will vest on a linear sliding scale between 25% and 100%.

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Katherine Roe,
Chief Executive Officer

[email protected]
+44 (0)118 2065428


Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited


AIM Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker 

Callum Stewart
Ashton Clanfield
Simon Mensley


+44 (0) 20 7710 7600

 Peel Hunt LLP

Joint Broker 
Richard Crichton
James Bavister

 +44 (0) 20 7418 8900


Investor Relations Adviser 
Patrick d'Ancona
Chris McMahon

+44 (0) 20 7390 0230

 About Wentworth Resources

Wentworth Resources is a publicly traded (AIM: WEN), independent oil & gas company with natural gas production, exploration and appraisal opportunities in the Rovuma Delta Basin of coastal southern Tanzania.

Inside Information

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by Wentworth to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 ("MAR"). On the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.




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