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Seplat Energy PLC

14 March 2022

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Seplat Energy PLC ("Seplat" or "Company")

Share Awards granted/released under the Seplat Energy PLC 2014 Long Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP")

Lagos and London - 14(th) March 2022: Following the announcement on 25 February 2022 that Seplat had entered into an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, the Remuneration Committee of the Board has granted awards under the LTIP to the Executive Directors of the Company in relation to the 2021 financial year and as set out in Seplat's 2020 Annual Report. The grant of these awards at an earlier stage was delayed because of share dealing restrictions .

The following awards ("LTIP Awards") over ordinary shares of 0.5 Naira each ("Shares") of Seplat were granted under the LTIP to Executive Directors of the Company on 10th March 2022 (the "Award Date") as set out below using the average share price over the 5 day period prior to the date of grant. As provided in the rules of the LTIP and the remuneration policy approved by shareholders, the Remuneration Committee has exercised its discretion to increase the number of shares from the normal limit (300% of salary for the Chief Executive Officer and 240% for other Executive Directors) to reflect the difference between the current share price and the price when awards relating to the 2021 financial year had been granted to other employees not impacted by share dealing restrictions (November 2021). Vesting of the LTIP awards is dependent on continued employment and the achievement of relative and absolute Total Shareholder Return ("TSR") performance targets and a qualitative underpin over a three-year performance period which began on 1 January 2021. The LTIP Awards will be subject to a two year post vesting holding period. Full details of the vesting conditions of these LTIP Awards will be set out in the Company's 2021 Annual Report.

 
 Name            Position               Total Number      Increase in      Total 2021 
                                          of Shares     number of shares    LTIP Award 
                                         over which     from the normal 
                                          the award     limit at RemCo's 
                                         is granted*       Discretion 
                 Chief Executive 
 Roger Brown      Officer                1,728,161          465,425         2,193,586 
                ---------------------  -------------  ------------------  ------------ 
                 Chief Financial 
 Emeka Onwuka     Officer                1,146,754          308,841         1,455,595 
                ---------------------  -------------  ------------------  ------------ 
 Effiong Okon    Operations Director     1,169,359          314,929         1,484,288 
                ---------------------  -------------  ------------------  ------------ 
 

* In line with the Directors' Remuneration Policy, the number of Shares to be awarded was calculated by divi ding the monetary value of the salary multiple relevant for each Executive Director by the five-day average share price prior to the date on which the LTIP Awards were granted of GBP1.117.

The Remuneration Committee retains discretion to make adjustments to the LTIP Awards vesting level and amounts payable resulting from the application of the performance measures if it considers that the outcomes are not a fair and accurate reflection of corporate performance.

It should be noted that the Remuneration Committee is intending to grant LTIP Awards to Executive Directors relating to the 2022 financial year within 42 days of the announcement of Seplat's 2021 financial results (excluding any days in any close period). Vesting of these LTIP Awards is dependent on continued employment and the achievement of relative and absolute TSR performance targets and a qualitative underpin over a three-year performance period which began on 1 January 2022. For the avoidance of doubt this means that the Executive Directors will be granted two LTIP Awards in 2022, one relating to the 2021 financial year and delayed because of share dealing restrictions and one relating to the 2022 financial year.

On 10 March 2022 the Company also granted the following awards ("Deferred Share Awards") in respect of the 2020 Annual Bonus over Shares under the LTIP to Executive Directors of the Company as set out below. Under the Directors' Remuneration Policy approved by shareholders at Seplat's 2021 Annual General Meeting, 25% of the directors' annual bonus relating to the 2020 financial year is deferred into an award over Shares and the Shares will normally be released on 31 December 2022 (two years following the end of the performance year in respect of which the Deferred Share Award is granted) subject to continued employment in line with the LTIP rules. The grant of these Deferred Share Awards was also delayed because of share dealing restrictions.

 
 Name       Position      Number of Shares over 
                           which the award is 
                           granted* 
            Chief 
  Roger      Executive 
  Brown      Officer             83,182 
           ------------  ---------------------- 
            Chief 
  Emeka      Financial 
  Onwuka     Officer             26,864 
           ------------  ---------------------- 
 Effiong    Operations 
  Okon       Director            62,522 
           ------------  ---------------------- 
 

* The number of Shares awarded was calculated by reference to Seplat's closing share price on 31 December 2020 of GBP0.65 as per the remuneration policy approved by shareholders and disclosed in the Company's 2020 Annual Report

Full details of the Company's achievements against the corporate performance targets applying to the 2018 LTIP Awards will be disclosed in the Company's 2021 Annual Report.

On 10 March 2022 the Company also granted the following awards ("Deferred Share Awards") in respect of the 2021 Annual Bonus over Shares under the LTIP to Executive Directors of the Company as set out below. Under the Directors' Remuneration Policy approved by shareholders at Seplat's 2021 Annual General Meeting, 25% of the directors' annual bonus relating to the 2021 financial year is deferred into an award over Shares and the Shares will normally be released on 31 December 2023 (two years following the end of the performance year in respect of which the Deferred Share Award is granted) subject to continued employment in line with the LTIP rules.

 
 Name            Position                   Number of Shares over 
                                             which the award is 
                                             granted* 
 Roger Brown     Chief Executive Officer           207,813 
                -------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Emeka Onwuka    Chief Financial Officer           114,915 
                -------------------------  ---------------------- 
 Effiong Okon    Operations Director               117,180 
                -------------------------  ---------------------- 
 

* The number of Shares awarded was calculated by reference to Seplat's closing share price on 31 December 2021

of GBP0.836   as per the approved remuneration policy. 

No consideration was paid for the grant of the above awards and no consideration is due on the vesting of awards.

The information set out below is provided in accordance with the requirements of Article 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014.

-S -

For: Seplat Energy Plc

Mrs. Edith Onwuchekwa

Director Legal/Company Secretary

 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
        closely associated 
 a)    Name                                            Roger Brown 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for the notification 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                 Chief Executive Officer 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification/Amendment                  Initial notification 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                            Seplat Energy PLC 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                             029200711C4S4CB2E982 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 4     Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
        (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the                              Ordinary shares of Seplat Energy PLC 
        financial instrument,                           of 0.5 Naira each 
        type of instrument 
        Identification code 
                                                        NGSEPLAT0008 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                       Grant of nil-cost options in respect 
                                                        of (a) the 2021 Annual LTIP Award and 
                                                        (b) Deferred Share Award in respect 
                                                        of the 2020 Annual Bonus under the Seplat 
                                                        Energy Plc 2014 Long Term Incentive 
                                                        Plan 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s)                                  Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                          (a)     Nil      2,193,586     2021 LTIP 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
                                                          (b)     Nil       83,182     2020 Deferred 
                                                                                           Shares 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
                                                          (c)     Nil       207,813    2021 Deferred 
                                                                                           Shares 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 d)    Aggregated information -   Aggregated volume 
         -   Price                                       2,484,581 ordinary shares of 0.5 Naira 
            ------------------                           each 
 
                                                         Nil consideration 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)    Date of the transaction                         10 March 2022 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                        Outside a trading venue 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
        closely associated 
 a)    Name                                            Emeka Onwuka 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for the notification 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                 Chief Financial Officer 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification/Amendment                  Initial notification 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                            Seplat Energy PLC 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                             029200711C4S4CB2E982 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 4     Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
        (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the                              Ordinary Shares of Seplat Energy PLC 
        financial instrument,                           of 0.5 Naira each 
        type of instrument 
                                                        NGSEPLAT0008 
        Identification code 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                       Grant of (a) the 2021 Annual LTIP Award 
                                                        and (b) Deferred Share Award in respect 
                                                        of 2020 Annual Bonus under the Seplat 
                                                        Energy Plc 2014 Long Term Incentive Plan 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s)                                  Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                          (a)     Nil      1,455,595     2021 LTIP 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
                                                          (b)     Nil       26,864     2020 Deferred 
                                                                                           Shares 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
                                                          (c)     Nil       114,915    2021 Deferred 
                                                                                           Shares 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 d)    Aggregated information -   Aggregated volume 
         -   Price                                       1,597,374 ordinary shares of 0.5 Naira 
            ------------------                           each 
 
                                                         Nil consideration 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)    Date of the transaction                         10 March 2022 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                        Outside a trading venue 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 1     Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
        closely associated 
 a)    Name                                            Effiong Okon 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 2     Reason for the notification 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                 Operations Director 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification/Amendment                  Initial notification 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 3     Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
        auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                            Seplat Energy PLC 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                             029200711C4S4CB2E982 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 4     Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
        (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the                              Ordinary Shares of Seplat Energy PLC 
        financial instrument,                           of 0.5 Naira each 
        type of instrument 
                                                        NGSEPLAT0008 
        Identification code 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                       Grant of (a) the 2021 Annual LTIP Award 
                                                        and (b) Deferred Share Award in respect 
                                                        of 2020 Annual Bonus under the Seplat 
                                                        Energy Plc 2014 Long Term Incentive Plan 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s)                                  Price(s)   Volume(s) 
                                                          (a)     Nil      1,484,288     2021 LTIP 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
                                                          (b)     Nil       62,522     2020 Deferred 
                                                                                           Shares 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
                                                          (c)     Nil       117,180    2021 Deferred 
                                                                                           Shares 
                                                               ---------  ----------  -------------- 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 d)    Aggregated information -   Aggregated volume 
         -   Price                                       1,663,990 ordinary shares of 0.5 Naira 
            ------------------                           each 
 
                                                         Nil consideration 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 e)    Date of the transaction                         10 March 2022 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                        Outside a trading venue 
      ----------------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------- 
 

Enquiries:

 
 Seplat Energy PLC 
 Edith Onwuchekwa, Company              +234 1 277 0400 Ext 
  Secretary                              1110 
  Ngozi Osuzoka (Company Secretariat)    +234 1 277 0444 Ext 
                                         1108 
                                       -------------------------- 
 FTI Consulting 
                                       -------------------------- 
 Ben Brewerton / Sara Powell            +44 (0) 203 727 1000 
  / James Styles                         seplat@fticonsulting.com 
                                       -------------------------- 
 

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