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Friday 14 February, 2020

Gulf Keystone Petrol

Transaction in Own Shares

RNS Number : 1241D
Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
14 February 2020
 

 


14 February 2020

 

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

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

 

 

Transaction in Own Shares

Gulf Keystone Petroleum, a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, announces that it has made the following redemptions pursuant to the share buyback programme (the "Buyback Programme") announced on 10 December 2019.

Date of purchase

14 February 2020


Number of common shares purchased

173,614


Highest price paid per common share

184.40 pence


Lowest price paid per common shares

181.40 pence


Volume weighted average price per common share

183.69 pence


As announced on 10 December 2019, the Company will use existing cash resources to make market purchases of common shares for a maximum consideration of $25 million. The initial amount of $15 million of the programme has been completed. Further to the announcement on 21 January 2020, purchases of the final amount of $10 million has commenced. Under the programme, the Company has purchased 6,536,424 common shares for a total value of $16.97 million to date.

Notification of total voting rights in accordance with the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules provision 5.6.1R.

Following the repurchase of the shares set out above the Company's issued share capital consists of 214,746,322 common shares plus 14,683,244 common shares held in Treasury.

The above figure of 214,746,322 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in Gulf Keystone under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules. The Company will make further announcements in due course following the completion of any further purchases pursuant to the Programme.

In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 details of the purchase of its own common shares by the Company, which were all executed through the Company's broker, Peel Hunt LLP, are set out below:

 

Individual transactions:

 

Number of shares purchased

Transaction price (pence per share)

Time of transaction

Trading venue

20,000

184.40

09:11:48

London Stock Exchange

12,500

184.30

09:15:18

London Stock Exchange

25,649

184.14

09:19:59

London Stock Exchange

46,851

184.00

09:25:35

London Stock Exchange

20,000

184.00

09:34:50

London Stock Exchange

32,161

183.20

15:31:02

London Stock Exchange

16,453

181.40

16:34:08

London Stock Exchange

 

Enquiries:

 



Celicourt Communications:

+ 44(0) 20 8434 2754

Mark Antelme

Jimmy Lea


 

or visit: www.gulfkeystone.com 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP) is a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Further information on Gulf Keystone is available on its website www.gulfkeystone.com

 

Disclaimer

 

This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the oil & gas exploration and production business.  These statements are made by the Company and its 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 risks and uncertainties, including both economic and business factors and/or factors beyond the Company's control or within the Company's control where, for example, the Company decides on a change of plan or strategy.  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.


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