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Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Gulfsands Petroleum

Result of Open Offer

RNS Number : 7934L
Gulfsands Petroleum PLC
13 January 2016
 

Gulfsands Petroleum Plc

 

Result of Open Offer

 

13 January 2016

 

Gulfsands Petroleum Plc ("Gulfsands" or the "Company"), the AIM listed oil and gas exploration company (AIM:GPX) with activities in Syria, Morocco, Tunisia and Colombia, announces the results of the recent Open Offer undertaken at a price of 4.0 pence per Open Offer Share, on the basis of 3.01 Open Offer Shares for every 1 Existing Share held.

 

The Open Offer closed for acceptances at 11:00 a.m. on 12 January 2016 and the Company is pleased to announce that is has received valid acceptances in respect of 151,760,157 Open Offer Shares from Qualifying Shareholders. Pursuant to the Underwriting, a further 203,077,139 Open Offer Shares have been subscribed for by Waterford and Blake, a company owned and controlled by Mr. Griffiths, such that a total of 354,837,296 Open Offer Shares have been subscribed for under the Open Offer.

 

The Company has therefore raised aggregate gross proceeds of £14,193,491.84 through the Open Offer.

 

Director's holding

 

Pursuant to the Open Offer, the Directors of the Company have subscribed for Open Offer Shares as detailed in the table below.

 

Director


Number of Existing  Shares

Percentage of total Existing Shares

Number of Open Offer  Shares applied for under Open Offer

Number of Ordinary Shares held following Open Offer

Percentage of Enlarged Share Capital

Alastair Beardsall


0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

Andrew West


140,144

0.12%

421,833

561,977

0.12%

Andrew Morris


80,000

0.07%

240,800

320,800

0.07%

Joe Darby


25,000

0.02%

75,250

100,250

0.02%

John Bell


0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

James Ede-Golightly


20,000

0.02%

60,200

80,200

0.02%

Total


265,144

0.22%

798,083

1,063,227

0.22%

 

Concert Party holding

 

Pursuant to the Open Offer and the Underwriting, the Concert Party have subscribed for Open Offer Shares as detailed in the table below.

 

Shareholder group

Number of Existing  Shares

Percentage of total Existing Shares

Number of Open Offer Shares applied for under Open Offer

Number of Open Offer Shares subscribed in the Underwriting

Number of Ordinary Shares held following Open Offer

Percentage of Enlarged Share Capital

Waterford

33,100,513

28.08%

99,632,544

101,538,569

234,271,626

49.56%

Mr. Griffiths

11,780,717

9.99%

35,459,958

101,538,570

148,779,245

31.47%

Alastair Beardsall

0

0.00%

0

0

0

0.00%

James Ede-Golightly

20,000

0.02%

60,200

0

80,200

0.02%

Total

44,901,230

38.09%

135,152,702

203,077,139

383,131,071

81.05%

 

AIM Admission

 

Application has been made for 350,733,941 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM. It is expected that Admission of the new Ordinary Shares on AIM will become effective at 8:00 a.m. on 14 January 2016. The Company also confirms that it has sold 4,103,355 Treasury Shares to Qualifying Shareholders under the terms of the Open Offer.

Following the issue of the new Ordinary Shares and the sale of the Treasury Shares, Gulfsands will have 472,723,441 Ordinary Shares of 1.0 pence each in issue, which will also represent the total number of voting rights in the Company. This figure should 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, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Prospectus that was posted to Qualifying Shareholders on 16 December 2015 and the Supplementary Prospectus that was posted to Qualifying Shareholders on 7 January 2016 unless the context otherwise requires.  

 

 

 

Gulfsands Petroleum Plc

Alastair Beardsall, Chairman

 

+44 (0)20 7024 2130

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Sarah Wharry

David Porter

+44 (0)20 7894 7000

 


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