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Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) PLC

21 December 2023

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc / Index: AIM / Epic: EOG / Sector: Oil & Gas

21 December 2023

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc

("Europa" or the "Company")

Board Changes

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc, the AIM quoted UK, Ireland and West Africa focused oil and gas exploration, development and production company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Ashby-Rudd to the board as independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

Simon has extensive experience in the upstream energy sector which includes 30 years in investment banking roles at large financial institutions, including Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, Citigroup, and also Standard Bank where he was Global Head of Oil & Gas. He was the founding European partner at Tristone Capital, which was a leading UK boutique M&A and equity advisory firm before it was acquired by Macquarie Bank.

Simon has significant global experience in advising energy companies on corporate strategy and capital structuring, and has spent much of his career focused on Europe and Africa.

Simon holds a B.Sc in economics from University College London. He will chair Europa's audit committee and serve as senior independent director.

Brian O'Cathain, Chairman of Europa, commented:

"We are delighted that Simon has agreed to join the Europa board as his wealth of financial, M&A and strategic experience will complement the existing strengths of the board well. He is highly experienced and well respected by corporates and investors alike, with experience in regions directly relevant to our business. I look forward to working with Simon on the board of Europa, as the executive team builds on our exciting portfolio of assets and generates value for our shareholders."

Further information on Simon Gerrard Ashby-Rudd as required in accordance with Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

Simon Gerrard Ashby-Rudd, aged 56

 Current Directorships / Partnerships   Past Directorships / Partnerships 
                                         (last 5 years) 
 Treyford Energy Ltd                    None 
 Sound Energy plc 

Mr Ashby-Rudd has no direct or indirect interest in the Company's issued share capital.

There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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For further information, please visit www.europaoil.com or contact:

 William Holland                Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings)    mail@europaoil.com 
                                Strand Hanson Limited 
 James Dance / James Spinney     - Nominated & Financial       +44 (0) 20 7409 
  / Rob Patrick                  Adviser                        3494 
                                                               +44 (0) 20 7186 
 Peter Krens                    Tennyson Securities             9033 
 Patrick d'Ancona / Finlay                                     + 44 (0) 20 7390 
  Thomson / Kendall Hill        Vigo Consulting                 0230 

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