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Seplat Energy PLC

19 May 2022

Seplat Energy Plc ("Seplat Energy" or "the Company")

Response to media article on proposed acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited ("MPNU").

Lagos and London, 19 May 2022: In response to an article published today in This Day newspaper, stating that the Federal Government of Nigeria has declined consent to the acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited ("MPNU"), Seplat Energy confirms that it has received a letter from the Chief Executive, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission ("NUPRC") on the process. The Company has also been notified by the shareholders of MPNU confirming that MPNU received a letter from NUPRC declining their consent.

Under the terms of the Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA"), announced on 25 February 2022, which remains valid and subsisting, the Company will further its engagement with all relevant stakeholders.

Seplat Energy is confident that the process to obtain all approvals on the acquisition of MPNU's entire share capital is being followed and will be achieved.

This announcement is made pursuant to Rule 17.10 of the Rulebook of the Nigerian Exchange Limited, 2015 (Issuer's Rule).

Inside Information

Some of the information contained within this announcement is considered by Seplat Energy to constitute inside information, as defined under the EU Market Abuse Regulation, EU No.596/2014. By the publication of this Announcement via a Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain. The person responsible for arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of Seplat Energy is Emeka Onwuka, Chief Financial Officer.

Issued by:

Emeka Onwuka

Chief Financial Officer

Seplat Energy PLC.

 
 Enquiries: 
  Seplat Energy 
                                                 +234 (0) 1 2 770 
 Emeka Onwuka, CFO                                400 
 Carl Franklin, Head of Investor Relations 
 Chioma Nwachuku, Director, External Affairs 
  and Sustainability 
  Edith Onwuchekwa, Director, Legal & Company 
  Secretary 
 
 FTI Consulting 
 Ben Brewerton / Chris Laing                     +44 (0) 203 727 
                                                  1000 
                                                  seplat@fticonsulting.com 
 

Notes to editors

Seplat Energy Plc is Nigeria's leading indigenous energy company. It is listed on the Premium Board of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX: SEPLAT) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: SEPL).

Seplat Energy is pursuing a Nigeria-focused growth strategy and is well positioned to participate in future asset divestments by international oil companies, farm-in opportunities, and future licensing rounds. The Company is a leading supplier of gas to the domestic power generation market. For further information please refer to the Company website, http://seplatenergy.com/

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