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Gulf Keystone Petrol (GKP)


Tuesday 02 August, 2016

Gulf Keystone Petrol

Restructuring Agreement Update

RNS Number : 9215F
Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
02 August 2016

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 2 August 2016

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited. (LSE: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone", "GKP" or "the Company")


US$250,000,000 13.0 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2017 (ISINs: Regulation S XS1056559245, Rule 144A XS1056559088) (the "Guaranteed Notes") and US$325,000,000 6.25 per cent. Convertible Bonds due 2017 (ISIN: XS0841237497, Common Code: 084123749) (the "Convertible Bonds")


Restructuring Agreement Update


Further to its RNS of 14 July 2016 regarding the Balance Sheet Restructuring Transaction (the "Restructuring RNS"), the Company announces today that signatories to the Restructuring Agreement now represent approximately 82% of the aggregate principal amount of the Guaranteed Notes and approximately 82% of the aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Bonds.


Under the terms of the Restructuring Agreement, the signatories have agreed, inter alia, to (i) forbear from taking any action to enforce the terms of the Guaranteed Notes and/or the Convertible Bonds, as applicable, (ii) support and take reasonable and necessary actions (that are consistent with the Restructuring Agreement and the Restructuring) as they may have under or in respect of the Guaranteed Notes and/or the Convertible Bonds, as applicable, in furtherance of implementation and consummation of the Restructuring and (iii) vote in favour of the Scheme at the relevant Creditor Meeting(s).


The deadline for Convertible Bondholders to accede to the Restructuring Agreement in order to be eligible to participate in an alternative restructuring was close of business on 1 August 2016.


Capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the meaning set out in the Restructuring RNS available at






Gulf Keystone Petroleum:

+44 (0) 20 7514 1400

Jón Ferrier, CEO

Sami Zouari, CFO

Anastasia Vvedenskaya, Head of Investor Relations



+44 (0) 20 7514 1411

Celicourt Communications:

 +44 (0)20 7520 9266

Mark Antelme

Jimmy Lea


DF King Limited acts as Information Agent for Guaranteed Noteholders and Convertible Bondholders. Guaranteed Noteholders and Convertible Bondholders with questions regarding obtaining or completing the Restructuring Agreement should contact:


Information Agent:

D.F. King Limited

 +44 (0)20 7920 9700

[email protected]




Notes to Editors:


Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP) is a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the operator of the Shaikan field with current production capacity of 40,000 barrels of oil per day.





This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements.  These statements are made by the Company's Directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this announcement but such statements should be treated with caution due to inherent uncertainties, including both economic and business factors, underlying such forward-looking information.  This announcement has been prepared solely to provide additional information to shareholders to assess the Group's strategies and the potential for those strategies to succeed.  This announcement should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.


This communication and the information contained herein is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or the Excluded Territories or any other jurisdiction where to do so could constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or are exempt from registration thereunder. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States would be made by means of a prospectus that would contain detailed information about the Company and its management, as well as financial statements. The Company does not intend to register any of its securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Copies of this communication are not being, and should not be, distributed in or sent into the United States.


This communication is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(2) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended from time to time (the Order) or (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order or (iv) certified high net worth individuals and certified and self-certified sophisticated investors as described in Articles 48, 50, and 50A respectively of the Order or (v) persons to whom this communication may otherwise be lawfully communicated (all such persons together being referred to as relevant persons). Any investment activity to which this communication relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.


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