TIDMJOG

RNS Number : 4890S

Jersey Oil and Gas PLC

17 March 2021

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A BREACH OF THE RELEVANT SECURITIES LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION .

This Announcement does not constitute a prospectus or offering memorandum or an offer in respect of any securities and is not intended to provide the basis for any investment decision in respect of Jersey Oil & Gas plc or other evaluation of any securities of Jersey Oil & Gas plc or any other entity and should not be considered as a recommendation that any investor should subscribe for or purchase any such securities .

This Announcement contains inside information for the purposes of the UK version of the market abuse regulation (EU No . 596/2014) as it forms part of United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"). In addition, market soundings (as defined in MAR) were taken in respect of certain of the matters contained in this Announcement, with the result that certain persons became aware of such inside information, as permitted by MAR. Upon the publication of this Announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain and such persons shall therefore cease to be in possession of inside information .

17 March 2021

Jersey Oil and Gas plc

("Jersey Oil & Gas", "JOG" or the "Company")

Proposed Placing and Subscription to raise up to GBP15 million by way of an accelerated bookbuild

and

Proposed offer for subscription to raise up to a further GBP2 million for Qualifying Participants

Jersey Oil & Gas (AIM: JOG ), an independent upstream oil and gas company focused on the UK Continental Shelf ("UKCS") region of the North Sea , is pleased to announce its intention to undertake a fundraising of, in aggregate, up to GBP15 million (gross) by way of a placing (the "Placing") of, and a subscription by certain of the Company's directors (the "Subscription") for, new Ordinary Shares. In addition, the Company intends to launch an offer to Qualifying Participants to raise up to a further GBP2 million (gross) (the "Offer", together with the Placing and the Subscription, the "Fundraising") at the Issue Price.

The Placing will be effected by way of an accelerated bookbuild (the "Bookbuild") at a price of 165p (the "Issue Price") per Placing Share. The Bookbuild will open with immediate effect following release of this Announcement. A further announcement confirming the closing of the Bookbuild and the number of new Ordinary Shares to be issued pursuant to the Placing is expected to be made in due course.

Andrew Benitz, Vicary Gibbs, Ronald Lansdell and Marcus Stanton (the "Participating Directors") have indicated their intention to subscribe for up to GBP60,000 in aggregate for up to 36,361 new Ordinary Shares at the Issue Price. Further details of such Subscription by the Participating Directors will be set out in the announcement to be made following closure of the Bookbuild.

Following the successful completion of the Fundraising, and in consideration of the strong performance of the Company, the Remuneration Committee is minded to make a grant of options under the Jersey Oil and Gas plc 2016 Enterprise Management Incentive and Unapproved Share Option Plan, within the terms of the schemes.

Completion of the Placing and Subscription is subject, inter alia, to Shareholder approval of the Resolutions to authorise the issue of the Placing Shares and Subscription Shares, which will be sought at a General Meeting of the Company to be held at 10.00 a.m. on 14 April 2021.

A Circular containing further details of the Fundraising including a formal Notice convening the General Meeting is expected to be despatched to Shareholders on or around 29 March 2021 and will thereafter be available on the Company's website at www.jerseyoilandgas.com.

The Placing is also subject to the terms and conditions set out in the Appendix to this Announcement (which forms part of this Announcement).

The Offer

It is proposed that the Offer will comprise an offer to Qualifying Participants of Offer Shares with the aggregate consideration to be received by the Company limited to GBP2 million, being the Offer Maximum. Qualifying Participants can apply for as many Offer Shares as they wish. However, the Directors reserve the right to exercise their absolute discretion (with the agreement of the Joint Brokers) in the allocation of successful applications, including, without limitation, to ensure that no Offer Shares are issued so as to exceed the Offer Maximum.

It is proposed that the Offer will only be available to Qualifying Participants and, save as set out in the preceding paragraph, there is no maximum or minimum subscription per Applicant. No Qualifying Participant may subscribe for Offer Shares in excess of the Offer Maximum and multiple applications may be submitted. Qualifying Participants who are joint Shareholders may only apply for Offer Shares as joint Applicants. A Circular will be posted on or around 29 March 2021, containing, inter alia, details of the Offer. In order to apply for Offer Shares, Qualifying Participants should complete the Application Form in accordance with the instructions to be set out therein and in the Circular. A further announcement setting out timings in respect of the Offer will be made in due course.

The Offer is not being underwritten. The Application Form and accompanying procedure for application will set out, in detail, how Qualifying Participants may participate in the Offer.

Background to and reasons for the Fundraising

On 3 March 2021, the Company announced the key findings of its Concept Select Report in respect of its Greater Buchan Area ("GBA") development project , which set out a three-phase development approach centred around a single integrated wellhead, production, utilities and quarters platform located at the Buchan field - the GBA hub. The development concept is based on P50 technically recoverable resource estimates of, in aggregate, 172 million barrels of oil equivalent ("MMboe") of light sweet crude and associated gas within the core GBA, which includes the Buchan oil field and J2 and Verbier oil discoveries.

Jersey Oil & Gas aims to deliver production from the planned GBA development project at an industry leading carbon intensity level due to platform electrification, as seen in certain fields in the Norwegian sector. Overall carbon emissions from the proposed GBA development with platform electrification are estimated by management at <1kg/boe.

The project economic estimates by management for the core GBA development selecting platform electrification as the preferred low carbon power solution, are as follows:

   --      Pre-tax free cashflow of US$6.4 billion with an NPV (pre-tax) of US$1.7 billion 
   --      Payback period under 3 years 
   --      Project internal rate of return greater than 25% 

The development costs (Capex and Opex) based on current day values are estimated by management to be approximately US$30/boe:

   --      Capex estimate for Phase 1 of approximately GBP1 billion (including 20% contingency) 
   --      Opex estimate during plateau production of US$8/boe to US$9/boe 

The GBA hub nameplate capacity has been set at 40,000 barrels of oil per day ("bopd"), with expected plateau production of more than three years. There is significant upside potential from four drill ready exploration prospects within the GBA that have combined prospective resource estimates totalling an additional 219 MMboe:

-- The close proximity of the GBA exploration prospects will enable their development, on discovery, as low cost subsea tie-backs to the planned GBA hub

-- A discovery in line with P50 estimates at any of the drill ready exploration prospects has the potential to extend plateau production significantly and materially increase project economics.

With the preferred development concept identified, as announced on 3 March 2021, Jersey Oil & Gas has recently formally launched its planned and previously announced farm-out process seeking to secure an industry partner for the GBA development project.

The Directors believe that, upon successful completion of the farm-out process, the market may value the Company at a premium relative to its current share price.

Expected Use of Proceeds

The net proceeds from the Fundraising, together with the Company's existing cash reserves, will be used to strengthen the Company's balance sheet ahead of anticipated commercial negotiations for the GBA development project during the farm-out process and to maintain momentum and ensure that time and funding pressures do not interfere in the efficient delivery of the overall project. Costs for the next stages of the GBA development project will include surveys, license fees, pre-FEED and FEED work and project management.

Summary use of net proceeds:

In summary, the net proceeds of the Fundraising will be utilised as follows:

   --      To maintain the momentum of the GBA development project's workstreams, namely: 

- To ensure that progress is maintained into the FEED phase until the farm-out process has been concluded, currently anticipated to occur during 2021

- To preserve the value of a 2025 start-up date, with marine surveys to support the Environmental Statement required for the Field Development Plan required to be initiated imminently

-- The balance of the net Fundraising proceeds not required for specific operational expenses will be utilised to provide general working capital for the Group and strengthen the Company's balance sheet ahead of anticipated commercial farm-out negotiations, thereby providing more time and flexibility to seek to deliver the optimum result for Shareholders.

Further information on the GBA development project is available in the Company's recently published and announced corporate presentations, which can be found on the Company's website at: www.jerseyoilandgas.com.

Andrew Benitz, CEO of Jersey Oil & Gas, commented :

"Over the past three years, Jersey Oil & Gas has made significant progress in developing what has become a flagship project for the North Sea. Our recently announced development concept for the Greater Buchan Area is based on 172 MMboe of 2C contingent resource estimates with significant exploration upside potential and aims to deliver initial production of up to 40,000 bopd. The GBA hub is planned to be one of the first electrified platforms in the basin as we seek to deliver future production at industry leading carbon intensity levels.

"Given this potential, it is imperative that, as we move into the next key phase for the project, namely, the farm-out process, which I am pleased to report has recently formally been launched, Jersey Oil & Gas is financially robust such that it can conduct negotiations from a position of greater strength whilst at the same time maintaining momentum on the project's other workstreams."

 
 
 Expected Timetable                                                 2021 
 Announcement of the Fundraising and Bookbuild                 1 7 March 
  commences 
 Record date for the Offer                                      25 March 
 
 Dispatch of the Circular, Application Form                     29 March 
  and Form of Proxy 
 Latest time and date for receipt of completed    10.00 a.m. on 12 April 
  Forms of Proxy and receipt of electronic 
  proxy appointments via the CREST system 
  for the General Meeting 
 Latest time for receipt of applications          10.00 a.m. on 12 April 
  under the Offer 
 General Meeting                                  10.00 a.m. on 14 April 
 Announcement of results of General Meeting                     14 April 
  and Offer 
 Admission and commencement of dealings            8.00 a.m. on 15 April 
  in the New Ordinary Shares on AIM and CREST 
  accounts expected to be credited for the 
  Placing Shares a nd Subscription Shares 
  in uncertificated form 
 Latest date for CREST accounts to be credited                  22 April 
  for the Offer Shares and for posting of 
  share certificates for New Ordinary Shares 
  in certificated form (as applicable) 
 

Each of the times above refer to London time and all dates and times are subject to change by the Company and/or the Joint Brokers. Any such change will be notified to Shareholders by an announcement on a Regulatory Information Service. The Circular will contain further details of the expected timetable for the Fundraising, General Meeting and Admission.

Additional Information on the Fundraising and the Bookbuild

The final number of new Ordinary Shares to be issued pursuant to the Placing (the "Placing Shares") will be determined following closure of the Bookbuild. The Placing Shares, when issued, will be fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares.

The Placing has been arranged by Arden Partners Plc ("Arden"), as bookrunner and Joint Broker and finnCap Ltd ("finnCap") as Joint Broker in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Appendix to this Announcement. The Bookbuild will determine final demand for and participation in the Placing. The Bookbuild is expected to close not later than 4.30 p.m. (London time) today, but may be closed at such earlier or later time as the Joint Brokers, in their absolute discretion (following consultation with the Company), determine.

Details of the result of the Placing will be announced as soon as practicable after closure of the Bookbuild. Attention is drawn to the detailed terms and conditions of the Placing described in the Appendix (which forms part of this Announcement). By choosing to participate in the Placing and by making an oral and legally binding offer to acquire Placing Shares, investors will be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement in its entirety (including the Appendix) and to be making such offer on the terms and subject to the conditions in it, and to be providing the representations, warranties and acknowledgements contained in the Appendix.

The Placing, the Subscription and the Offer are conditional, inter alia, upon Shareholders approving certain resolutions at the General Meeting and upon the Placing Agreement not having been terminated and becoming unconditional. The Company intends to publish and send a circular (the "Circular") on or around 29 March 2021 to Shareholders, which will convene the General Meeting in order to propose the necessary resolutions to authorise the Directors to allot the Placing Shares, the Subscription Shares and the Offer Shares. The Circular will also be made available on the Company's website at: www.jerseyoilandgas.com.

Attention is also drawn to the section headed ' Important Information ' in this Announcement and the terms and conditions of the Placing (representing important information for Placees only) in the Appendix to this Announcement.

Enquiries :

 
 Jersey Oil and Gas plc   Andrew Benitz, CEO    C/o Camarco: 
                                                 Tel: 020 3757 4983 
 Strand Hanson Limited    James Harris          Tel: 020 7409 3494 
                           Matthew Chandler 
                           James Bellman 
 Arden Partners plc       Paul Shackleton       Tel: 020 7614 5900 
                           Ruari McGirr 
                           Akhil Shah 
 f innCap Ltd             Christopher Raggett   Tel: 020 7220 0500 
                           Tim Redfern 
 Camarco                  Billy Clegg           Tel: 020 3757 498 
                           James Crothers 
 

Capitalised terms used but not defined in this Announcement shall have the meanings given to such terms in the section headed 'Definitions' below save that any capitalised term defined in the Appendix shall have such meaning in the Appendix to the exclusion, in the Appendix only, of any definition of such term elsewhere in this Announcement.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This Announcement has been issued by, and is the sole responsibility of, the Company. No representation or warranty express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by Strand Hanson, Arden Partners or finnCap or by any of their respective Affiliates as to or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

This Announcement does not constitute, or form part of, a prospectus relating to the Company, nor does it constitute or contain any invitation or offer to any person, or any public offer, to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire any shares in the Company or advise persons to do so in any jurisdiction, nor shall it, or any part of it (other than the Appendix in relation to Placees) form the basis of or be relied on in connection with any contract or as an inducement to enter into any contract or commitment with the Company. In particular, the New Ordinary Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or qualified for sale under the laws of any state of the United States or under the applicable laws of any of Canada, Australia, the Republic of South Africa, or Japan and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, US persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) or to any national, resident or citizen of Canada, Australia, the Republic of South Africa or Japan.

The distribution or transmission of this Announcement and the offering of the New Ordinary Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted or prohibited by law or regulation. Persons distributing this Announcement must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No action has been taken by the Company or the Joint Brokers that would permit an offering of such shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this Announcement comes are required by the Company and the Joint Brokers to inform themselves about, and to observe, such restrictions. In particular, this Announcement may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, Australia or Japan. Overseas Shareholders and any person (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees), who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward this document to a jurisdiction outside the UK should seek appropriate advice before taking any action.

This Announcement contains "forward-looking statements" which includes all statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations, or any statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words "targets", "believes", "expects", "aims", "intends", "will", "may", "anticipates", "would", "could", "indicative", "possible" or similar expressions or negatives thereof. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors beyond the Company's control that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Group to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding the Company's present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future. These forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this Announcement. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based unless required to do so by applicable law or the AIM Rules.

No statement in this Announcement is intended to be a profit forecast and no statement in this Announcement should be interpreted to mean that earnings or losses per share of the Company for the current or future financial years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings or losses per share of the Company.

Arden Partners plc, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, is acting as bookrunner and Joint Broker to the Company in connection with the Placing. Arden Partners plc will not be responsible to any person other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of Arden Partners plc or for providing advice to any other person in connection with the Placing or any acquisition of shares in the Company. Arden Partners plc is not making any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the contents of this Announcement. Arden Partners plc has not authorised the contents of, or any part of, this Announcement, and no liability whatsoever is accepted by Arden Partners plc for the accuracy of any information or opinions contained in this Announcement or for the omission of any material information.

finnCap Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, is acting as Joint Broker to the Company in connection with the Placing. finnCap Ltd will not be responsible to any person other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of finnCap Ltd or for providing advice to any other person in connection with the Placing or any acquisition of shares in the Company. finnCap Ltd is not making any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the contents of this Announcement. finnCap Ltd has not authorised the contents of, or any part of, this Announcement, and no liability whatsoever is accepted by finnCap Ltd for the accuracy of any information or opinions contained in this Announcement or for the omission of any material information.

Strand Hanson Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, is acting as nominated adviser to the Company for the purposes of the AIM Rules in connection with the Fundraising and, as nominated adviser, its responsibilities are owed solely to the London Stock Exchange and are not owed to the Company or its Directors or to any other person or entity. Strand Hanson Limited will not be responsible to any person other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of Strand Hanson Limited or for providing advice to any other person in connection with the Fundraising or any acquisition of shares in the Company. Strand Hanson Limited is not making any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the contents of this Announcement. Strand Hanson Limited has not authorised the contents of, or any part of, this Announcement, and no liability whatsoever is accepted by Strand Hanson Limited for the accuracy of any information or opinions contained in this Announcement or for the omission of any material information.

The New Ordinary Shares will not be admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

The Appendix to this Announcement (which forms part of this Announcement) sets out the terms and conditions of the Placing. By participating in the Placing, each person who is invited to and who chooses to participate in the Placing by making or accepting an oral and legally binding offer to acquire Placing Shares will be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement in its entirety (including the Appendix) and to be making such offer on the terms and subject to the conditions set out in this Announcement and to be providing the representations, warranties, undertakings, agreements and acknowledgements contained in the Appendix. The Company, the Joint Brokers and their respective Affiliates will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the representations, warranties, undertakings, agreements and acknowledgements contained in the Appendix.

Neither the content of the Company's website (or any other website) nor the content of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this Announcement.

Qualified Person's Statement

The technical information contained in this Announcement has been reviewed and approved by Ronald Lansdell, Chief Operating Officer of the Company, a qualified Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society, who has over 40 years' relevant experience within the sector.

Information to Distributors

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the "Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Placing Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the Placing Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Placees should note that: the price of the Placing Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; Placing Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in Placing Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Placing. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, the Joint Brokers will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties. For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Placing Shares.

APPIX

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PLACING

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE PLACING FOR INVITED PLACEES ONLY

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN OR INTO WHICH SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE PLACING. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT AND REFERRED TO HEREIN ARE DIRECTED ONLY AT: (A) PERSONS IN MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA WHO ARE "QUALIFIED INVESTORS", AS DEFINED IN ARTICLE 2(E) OF THE PROSPECTUS REGULATION (COMMISSION REGULATION (EU 2017/1129) (THE "PROSPECTUS REGULATION") OR PERSONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE UK VERSION OF THE PROSPECTUS REGULATION (THE "UK PROSPECTUS REGULATION"); AND (B) FEWER THAN 150 PERSONS (OTHER THAN PERSONS WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS); AND (C) IF IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, PERSONS WHO (I) HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS WHO FALL WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS" IN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 AS AMED (THE "FPO") OR FALL WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "HIGH NET WORTH COMPANIES, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS ETC" IN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) OF THE FPO AND (II) ARE "QUALIFIED INVESTORS" AS DEFINED IN SECTION 86 OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (AS AMED) ("FSMA") OR (D) PERSONS TO WHOM IT MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE COMMUNICATED (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS"). THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. PERSONS DISTRIBUTING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SATISFY THEMSELVES THAT IT IS LAWFUL TO DO SO. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT ITSELF CONSTITUTE AN OFFER FOR THE SALE OR SUBSCRIPTION OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE COMPANY.

The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold, resold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. No public offering of the Placing Shares is being made in the United States. The Placing (as defined below) is being made solely outside the United States to persons in offshore transactions (as defined in Regulation S) meeting the requirements of Regulation S. Persons receiving this Announcement (including custodians, nominees and trustees) must not forward, distribute, mail or otherwise transmit it in or into the United States or use the United States mails, directly or indirectly, in connection with the Placing.

This Announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or issue or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for Placing Shares in any jurisdiction including, without limitation, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is or may be unlawful (a "Restricted Jurisdiction"). This Announcement and the information contained herein are not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, to persons in a Restricted Jurisdiction unless permitted pursuant to an exemption under the relevant local law or regulation in any such jurisdiction. No action has been taken by Arden, finnCap or any of their respective Affiliates that would permit an offer of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other publicity material relating to such Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons receiving this Announcement are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

Persons (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees) who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward a copy of this Announcement should seek appropriate advice before taking any action.

Any indication in this Announcement of the price at which the Existing Ordinary Shares have been bought or sold in the past cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. Persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser.

By participating in the Placing, each person who is invited to and who chooses to participate in the Placing (a "Placee") by making or accepting an oral and/or written legally binding offer to subscribe for Placing Shares is deemed to have read and understood this Announcement in its entirety (including this Appendix) and to be providing the representations, warranties, undertakings, agreements and acknowledgements contained herein.

EACH PLACEE SHOULD CONSULT WITH ITS OWN ADVISERS AS TO LEGAL, REGULATORY, TAX, BUSINESS AND RELATED ASPECTS OF A SUBSCRIPTION FOR PLACING SHARES.

A Circular containing the Notice of General Meeting is expected to be posted to Shareholders on or around 29 March 2021. A copy of the Circular and Notice of General Meeting will thereafter be made available on the Company's website at www.jerseyoilandgas.com.

Details of the Placing Agreement and the Placing Shares

Arden is acting as Joint Broker and bookrunner and finnCap is acting as Joint Broker for the purposes of the Placing and have entered into the Placing Agreement with the Company under which they have severally agreed to use their respective reasonable endeavours to procure Placees to subscribe for Placing Shares in the Placing on the terms and subject to the conditions set out therein. The Joint Brokers are acting as agents of the Company and for no one else in connection with the Placing.

Subject to fulfilment or, where applicable, waiver of the conditions referred to below under "Conditions of the Placing" and to the Placing not being terminated on the basis referred to below under the "Right to terminate", the Placing Shares will be allotted and issued to the Placees on Admission.

The Placing Shares will, when issued, be subject to the articles of association of the Company, credited as fully paid and rank pari passu in all respects with each other and with the Existing Ordinary Shares, including the right to receive all dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid in respect of the Ordinary Shares after the date of issue of the Placing Shares.

The Placing Shares will be issued free of any encumbrance, lien or other security interest.

Application for Admission

Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the Placing Shares and the Subscription Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM. Subject to the satisfaction of the Conditions, it is expected that Admission will take place and dealings in the Placing Shares will commence on AIM at 8.00 a.m. on 15 April 2021.

Bookbuild

Commencing with immediate effect, the Joint Brokers will be conducting an accelerated Bookbuilding process (the "Bookbuilding Process") to determine demand for participation in the Placing by Placees. This Announcement gives details of the terms and conditions of, and the mechanics of participation in, the Placing. However, the Joint Brokers, with the agreement of the Company will be entitled to effect the Placing by such alternative method to the Bookbuilding Process as they may determine in their sole discretion. No commissions will be paid by or to Placees in respect of any participation in the Placing or subscription for Placing Shares. The Placing is not being underwritten.

Participation in, and principal terms of, the Bookbuilding Process

Participation in the Placing is by invitation only and will only be available to persons who are Relevant Persons (as defined above) and who may lawfully be, and are, invited to participate by either of the Joint Brokers. The Joint Brokers and each of their Affiliates are entitled to participate as Placees in the Bookbuilding Process.

The book for the Placing will open with immediate effect. The Bookbuilding Process is expected to close not later than 4.30 p.m. (London time) today (17 March 2021), but may be closed at such earlier or later time as the Joint Brokers, in their absolute discretion, determine. Further announcements will be made following the closure of the Bookbuilding Process detailing, inter alia, the results of the Bookbuilding Process and the despatch of the Circular.

A bid in the Bookbuilding Process may only be made on the terms and conditions in this Announcement and will be legally binding on the Placee on behalf of which it is made and, except with the Joint Brokers' consent, will not be capable of variation or revocation after closure of the Bookbuilding Process.

A Placee who wishes to participate in the Bookbuilding Process should communicate its bid by telephone to its usual sales contact at Arden or finnCap . Arden or finnCap will contact and confirm orally to their respective successful Placees following the close of the Bookbuilding Process the size of their respective allocations and a trade confirmation will be despatched as soon as possible thereafter. Arden's and/or finnCap 's oral confirmation of the size of allocations and each Placee's oral commitments to accept the same will constitute an irrevocable legally binding agreement in favour of the Company pursuant to which each such Placee will be required to accept the number of Placing Shares allocated to the Placee at the Issue Price and otherwise on the terms and subject to the conditions set out herein and in accordance with the Company's articles of association. Each Placee's allocation and commitment will be evidenced by a trade confirmation issued to such Placee by Arden. The terms of this Appendix will be deemed incorporated in that trade confirmation.

The Joint Brokers reserve the right to scale back the number of Placing Shares to be subscribed by any Placee in the event that the Placing is oversubscribed. The Joint Brokers also reserve the right not to accept offers to subscribe for Placing Shares or to accept such offers in part rather than in whole. The acceptance and, if applicable, scaling back of offers shall be at the absolute discretion of the Joint Brokers.

Each Placee's obligations will be owed to the Company and to the Joint Brokers. Following the oral confirmation referred to above, each Placee will have, an immediate, separate, irrevocable and binding obligation, owed to Arden (as settlement agent) and to the Company to pay to Arden (or as Arden may direct) in cleared funds an amount equal to the product of the Issue Price and the number of Placing Shares allocated to such Placee.

To the fullest extent permissible by law, none of the Company, the Joint Brokers, any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf shall have any liability to Placees (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise). In particular, neither the Company, the Joint Brokers nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf shall have any liability (including, to the extent legally permissible, any fiduciary duties), in respect of the conduct of the Bookbuilding Process or of such alternative method of effecting the Placing as the Joint Brokers, with the agreement of the Company, may in their sole discretion determine.

All obligations of the Joint Brokers under the Placing will be subject to fulfilment of the Conditions.

Conditions of the Placing

The Placing has not been underwritten and is conditional, inter alia, upon:

   (a)        Completion of the Bookbuild; 
   (b)        the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting or any adjournment thereof; 

(c) the Placing Agreement becoming unconditional in all respects (other than Admission) and not having been terminated in accordance with its terms; and

(d) Admission occurring by not later than 8.00 a.m. on 15 April 2021 (or such later time and/or date as the Company and the Joint Brokers may agree, being not later than 8.00 a.m. on 29 April 2021).

If the Conditions are not fulfilled (or to the extent permitted under the Placing Agreement waived by the Joint Brokers), the Placing will lapse and each Placee's rights and obligations hereunder shall cease and determine at such time and no claim may be made by a Placee in respect thereof. Neither Arden, nor finnCap , nor any of their respective Affiliates shall have any liability to any Placee (or to any other person whether acting on behalf of a Placee or otherwise) in respect of any decision it or they may make as to whether or not to waive or to extend the time and/or date for the satisfaction of any Condition.

By participating in the Placing, each Placee agrees that its rights and obligations hereunder terminate only in the circumstances described below under the heading "Right to terminate".

Right to terminate

Either Joint Broker may, at any time before Admission and in their absolute discretion (following consultation with the Company to the extent practicable), terminate the Placing with immediate effect if, amongst other things:

1. there has occurred any material adverse change affecting the financial, operational or legal condition or the earnings or business affairs or prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries; or

2. there has occurred any development which may result in a material adverse change in, the financial position or condition (financial, operational, regulatory, legal or otherwise), earnings, business, assets, management, operations, properties or performance or prospects of the Group or any development which may result in a material adverse change in, national or international political, military (including an outbreak or escalation of hostilities), diplomatic, economic, financial or market conditions and/or act of God , or trading is suspended in securities generally on the London Stock Exchange or any other major financial market or trading is limited or minimum or maximum prices have been required on any such exchange by any of such exchanges or by such system or by order of any governmental authority, or a banking moratorium is declared in the UK, any EEA State or the United States or there is material disruption to any commercial banking or securities settlement services in the UK or any EEA State; or

3. there has been a breach by the Company of any of the warranties or undertakings contained in the Placing Agreement or any other provisions of the Placing Agreement.

By participating in the Placing, each Placee agrees with the Joint Brokers that the exercise by the Joint Brokers of any right of termination or other discretion under these terms and conditions shall be within the absolute discretion of the Joint Brokers and that the Joint Brokers need not make any reference to the Placees in this regard and that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, neither Arden nor finnCap , nor any of their respective Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf shall have any liability whatsoever to the Placees in connection with any such exercise or failure to so exercise.

No Prospectus

No offering document or prospectus has been or will be prepared in relation to the Placing and no such prospectus is required (in accordance with the UK Prospectus Regulation) to be published or submitted to be approved by the FCA and Placees' commitments will be made solely on the basis of the information contained in this Announcement and any information previously published by or on behalf of the Company by notification to a Regulatory Information Service.

Each Placee, by accepting a participation in the Placing, confirms to Arden, finnCap and the Company that it has neither received nor relied on any information, representation, warranty or statement made by or on behalf of Arden and/or finnCap (other than the amount of the relevant Placing participation in the oral confirmation given to Placees and the trade confirmation referred to below), any Arden Affiliate, any finnCap Affiliate, any persons acting on their behalf or the Company and none of Arden, finnCap , any Arden Affiliate, any finnCap Affiliate, the Company's Affiliates nor any persons acting on their behalf will be liable for the decision of any Placee to participate in the Placing based on any other information, representation, warranty or statement which the Placee may have obtained or received (regardless of whether or not such information, representation, warranty or statement was given or made by or on behalf of any such persons). By participating in the Placing, each Placee acknowledges to and agrees with each of the Joint Brokers that, except in relation to the information contained in this Announcement, it has relied on its own investigation of the business, financial or other position of the Company in deciding whether to participate in the Placing. Nothing in this paragraph shall exclude the liability of any person for fraudulent misrepresentation.

Registration and settlement

Settlement of transactions in the Placing Shares following Admission will take place within the CREST system, using the DVP mechanism, subject to certain exceptions. Arden, as settlement agent, reserves the right to require settlement for and delivery of the Placing Shares to Placees by such other means as it deems necessary, if delivery or settlement is not possible or practicable within the CREST system within the timetable set out in this Announcement or would not be consistent with the regulatory requirements in the Placee's jurisdiction.

The expected timetable for settlement will be as follows:

 
Trade Date:                           13 April 2021 
Settlement Date:                      15 April 2021 
ISIN Code:                            GB00BYN5YK77 
SEDOL:                                BYN5YK7 
Deadline for input instruction into   12.00 p.m. on 13 April 
 CREST:                                2021 
CREST ID for Arden:                   601 
CREST ID for finnCap:                 601 
 

Each Placee allocated Placing Shares in the Placing will be sent a trade confirmation stating the number of Placing Shares allocated to it, at the Issue Price, the aggregate amount owed by such Placee and settlement instructions. Placees should settle against the Arden CREST ID shown above. Subject to satisfaction of the Conditions, it is expected that such trade confirmation will be despatched on the expected trade date shown above. Each Placee agrees that it will do all things necessary to ensure that delivery and payment is completed in accordance with either the standing CREST or certificated settlement instructions which it has in place with Arden.

It is expected that settlement will take place on the Settlement Date shown above on a DVP basis in accordance with the instructions set out in the trade confirmation unless otherwise notified by Arden.

Interest is chargeable daily on payments not received from Placees on the due date in accordance with the arrangements set out above at the rate of two percentage points above the base rate of Barclays Bank Plc.

Each Placee is deemed to agree that if it does not comply with these obligations, either of the Joint Brokers may sell any or all of the Placing Shares allocated to the Placee on such Placee's behalf and retain from the proceeds, for the relevant Joint Broker's own account and profit, an amount equal to the aggregate amount owed by the Placee plus any interest due. The Placee will, however, remain liable for any shortfall below the aggregate amount owed by such Placee and it may be required to bear any stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax (together with any interest or penalties) which may arise upon the sale of such Placing Shares on such Placee's behalf.

If Placing Shares are to be delivered to a custodian or settlement agent, the Placee should ensure that the trade confirmation is copied and delivered immediately to the relevant person within that organisation.

Insofar as Placing Shares are registered in the Placee's name or that of its nominee or in the name of any person for whom the Placee is contracting as agent or that of a nominee for such person, such Placing Shares will, subject as provided below, be so registered free from any liability to PTM levy, stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax. If there are any circumstances in which any other stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax is payable in respect of the issue of the Placing Shares, neither of the Joint Brokers shall be responsible for the payment thereof. Placees will not be entitled to receive any fee or commission in connection with the Placing.

Representations, warranties and terms

By participating in the Placing, each Placee (and any person acting on such Placee's behalf):

1. represents and warrants that it has read and understood this Announcement in its entirety (including this Appendix) and acknowledges that its participation in the Placing and the issue of the Placing Shares will be governed by the terms of this Announcement (including this Appendix);

2. acknowledges that no prospectus or offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Placing and it has not received and will not receive a prospectus or other offering document in connection with the Bookbuilding Process, the Placing or the Placing Shares;

3. agrees to indemnify on an after-tax basis and hold harmless each of the Company and the Joint Brokers and each of their respective Affiliates and any person acting on their behalf from any and all costs, losses, claims, liabilities and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) arising out of or in connection with any breach of the representations, warranties, acknowledgements, agreements and undertakings in this Announcement and further agrees that the provisions of this Announcement shall survive after completion of the Placing;

4. acknowledges that the Placing Shares will be admitted to trading on AIM and the Company is therefore required to publish certain business and financial information in accordance with AIM Rule 26 and other applicable laws and regulations (the "Exchange Information"), which includes a description of the nature of the Company's business, the Company's most recent annual report and interim financial statements, the most recent admission document, and the Company's announcements and circulars published in the past 12 months, and that the Placee is able to obtain or access this Exchange Information without undue difficulty and is aware of the contents of this Exchange Information;

5. acknowledges that neither of the Joint Brokers, nor their Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf has provided, and will not provide, it with any material or information regarding the Placing Shares or the Company (other than this Announcement); nor has it requested either of the Joint Brokers, any of their Affiliates or any person acting on their behalf to provide it with any such material or information;

6. acknowledges that neither the Joint Brokers nor any of their respective Affiliates accepts any responsibility for any acts or omissions of the Company or any of the Directors of the Company or any other person (other than the relevant Joint Broker) in connection with the Placing;

7. acknowledges that the Joint Brokers do not owe any fiduciary or other duties to any Placee in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities in the Placing Agreement;

8. acknowledges that its participation in the Placing is on the basis that it is not and will not be a client of any of the Joint Brokers in connection with its participation in the Placing and that the Joint Brokers have no duties or responsibilities to it for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or customers or for providing advice in relation to the Placing nor in respect of any representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities contained in the Placing Agreement nor for the exercise or performance of any of their respective rights and obligations thereunder including any rights to waive or vary any conditions or exercise any termination right;

9. acknowledges that (i) neither of the Joint Brokers nor any of their Affiliates nor any person acting on behalf of any of them is making any recommendations to it, advising it regarding the suitability of any transactions it may enter into in connection with the Placing and that participation in the Placing is on the basis that it is not and will not be a client of either of the Joint Brokers and that the Joint Brokers do not have any duties or responsibilities to it for providing the protections afforded to their clients or for providing advice in relation to the Placing nor for the exercise or performance of any of their rights and obligations hereunder including any rights to waive or vary any conditions or exercise any right of termination, and (ii) neither it nor, as the case may be, its clients expect either of the Joint Brokers to have any duties or responsibilities to it similar or comparable to the duties of "best execution" and "suitability" imposed by the Conduct of Business Sourcebook contained in the FCA's Handbook of Rules and Guidance, and that the Joint Brokers are not acting for it or its clients, and that neither of the Joint Brokers will be responsible to any person for providing the protections afforded to its clients;

10. represents, warrants and agrees that the only information on which it is entitled to rely and on which such Placee has relied in committing to subscribe for the Placing Shares is contained in this Announcement and any Exchange Information, such information being all that it deems necessary to make an investment decision in respect of the Placing Shares, and that it has relied on its own investigation with respect to the Placing Shares and the Company in connection with its decision to subscribe for the Placing Shares and acknowledges that it is not relying on any other information or representations made to it, express or implied, with respect thereto;

11. acknowledges that: (a) it has knowledge and experience in financial, business and international investment matters as is required to evaluate the merits and risks of subscribing for the Placing Shares; (b) it is experienced in investing in securities of this nature and is aware that it may be required to bear, and is able to bear, the economic risk of, and is able to sustain, a complete loss in connection with the Placing; and (c) it has had sufficient time to consider and conduct its own investigation in connection with its subscription for the Placing Shares, including all tax, legal and other economic considerations and has relied upon its own examination of, and due diligence on, the Company, and the terms of the Placing, including the merits and risks involved;

12. unless paragraph 13 applies, represents and warrants that it has neither received nor relied on any inside information (for the purposes of MAR and section 56 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993) in accepting its invitation to participate in the Placing;

13. acknowledges and agrees that, if it has received any inside information (for the purposes of MAR and section 56 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993) in relation to the Company and its securities in advance of the Bookbuild and the Placing, it confirms that it has received such information within the market soundings regime provided for in Article 11 of MAR and that it has not: (a) dealt (or attempted to deal) in the securities of the Company; (b) encouraged, recommended or induced another person to deal in the securities of the Company; or (c) unlawfully disclosed inside information to any person, prior to the information being made available publicly;

14. acknowledges that it is not entitled to rely on any information (including, without limitation, any information contained in any management or investor presentation given in relation to the Placing) other than that contained in this Announcement (including this Appendix) and in the Exchange Information and represents and warrants that it has not relied on any representations relating to the Placing, the Placing Shares or the Company other than the information contained in this Announcement and in the Exchange Information;

15. represents and warrants that (i) it is entitled to acquire the Placing Shares for which it is subscribing under the laws and regulations of all relevant jurisdictions which apply to it; (ii) it has fully observed such laws and regulations and obtained all such governmental and other guarantees and other consents and authorities which may be required or necessary in connection with its subscription for Placing Shares and its participation in the Placing and has complied with all other necessary formalities in connection therewith; (iii) it has all necessary capacity to commit to its participation in the Placing and to perform its obligations in relation thereto and will honour such obligations; (iv) it has paid any issue, transfer or other taxes due in connection with its subscription for Placing Shares and its participation in the Placing in any territory; and (v) it has not taken any action which will or may result in the Company, Arden, finnCap , or any Arden Affiliate, any finnCap Affiliate, or any of the Company's Affiliates or any person acting on their behalf being in breach of the legal and/or regulatory requirements of any territory in connection with the Placing;

16. represents and warrants that it understands that the Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and are not being offered or sold within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act;

17. represents and warrants that its acquisition of the Placing Shares has been or will be made in an "offshore transaction" as defined in and pursuant to Regulation S;

18. represents and warrants that it will not offer or sell, directly or indirectly, any of the Placing Shares in the United States except in accordance with Regulation S or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act;

19. represents and warrants that, if it is a financial intermediary, as that term is used in Article 5(1) of the Prospectus Regulation, the Placing Shares purchased by it in the Placing will not be acquired on a non-discretionary basis on behalf of, nor will they be acquired with a view to their offer or resale to, persons in a member state of the European Economic Area which has implemented the Prospectus Regulation other than "qualified investors" as defined in Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation, or in circumstances in which the prior consent of the Joint Brokers has been given to such an offer or resale;

20. represents and warrants that it has not offered or sold and will not offer or sell any Placing Shares to the public in any member state of the European Economic Area, except in circumstances falling within Article 1(4) of the Prospectus Regulation which do not result in any requirement for the publication of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation;

21. represents and warrants that it has only communicated or caused to be communicated and will only communicate or cause to be communicated any invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of FSMA) relating to the Placing Shares in circumstances in which it is permitted to do so pursuant to section 21 of FSMA;

22. represents and warrants that it has complied and will comply with all applicable provisions of FSMA with respect to anything done by it in relation to the Placing Shares in, from or otherwise involving, the United Kingdom;

23. represents and warrants that it has complied with its obligations: (i) under the Criminal Justice Act 1993 and MAR; (ii) in connection with money laundering and terrorist financing under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (as amended), the Terrorism Act 2000, the Terrorism Act 2006 and the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001, the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 and that it is not a person: (a) with whom transactions are prohibited under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 or any economic sanction programmes administered by, or regulations promulgated by, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury; (b) named on the Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets maintained by HM Treasury of the United Kingdom; or (c) subject to financial sanctions imposed pursuant to a regulation of the European Union or a regulation adopted by the United Nations ((i), (ii), (a) and (b), together, the "Regulations") and rules and guidance on anti-money laundering produced by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and, if it is making payment on behalf of a third party, that satisfactory evidence has been obtained and recorded by it to verify the identity of the third party as required by the Regulations;

24. if in a Member State of the EEA, represents and warrants that it is a qualified investor (within the meaning of Article 2.1(e) of the Prospectus Regulation as applicable to that Member State);

25. if in the United Kingdom, represents and warrants that: (A) (a) it is a qualified investor (as defined in section 86(7) of FSMA) and (b) it is a person: (i) having professional experience in matters relating to investments who falls within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the FPO; or (ii) who falls within Article 49(2) (a) to (d) ("High Net Worth Companies, Unincorporated Associations etc.") of the FPO; or (iii) falls within Article 43 of the FPO (being, among other things, a member of the Company); or (B) if not a person meeting the criteria of a qualified investor (as defined in Section 86(7) of FSMA), it is a person falling within the criteria set out in paragraphs (i), (ii) or (iii) of sub-paragraph (A) (b) of this paragraph 25; or (C) if not a person meeting the criteria set out in sub-paragraphs (A) or (B) of this paragraph 25, he or she is a director of the Company at the time of the Placing; or (D) it is a person to whom this Announcement may otherwise lawfully be communicated;

26. represents and warrants that its participation in the Placing would not give rise to an offer being required to be made by it or any person with whom it is acting in concert pursuant to Rule 9 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers;

27. undertakes that it (and any person acting on its behalf) will pay for the Placing Shares acquired by it in accordance with this Announcement and with any trade confirmation sent by Arden and/or finnCap (or on its or their behalf) to it in respect of its allocation of Placing Shares and its participation in the Placing on the due time and date set out herein against delivery of such Placing Shares to it, failing which the relevant Placing Shares may be placed with other Placees or sold as either of the Joint Brokers may, in their absolute discretion, determine and it will remain liable for any shortfall below the net proceeds of such sale and the placing proceeds of such Placing Shares and may be required to bear any stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax (together with any interest or penalties due pursuant to the terms set out or referred to in this Announcement) which may arise upon the sale of such Placee's Placing Shares on its behalf;

28. acknowledges that neither of the Joint Brokers, nor any of their Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf is making any recommendations to it or advising it regarding the suitability or merits of any transaction it may enter into in connection with the Placing, and acknowledges that neither of the Joint Brokers, nor any of their Affiliates nor any person acting on their behalf has any duties or responsibilities to it for providing advice in relation to the Placing or in respect of any of the representations, warranties, undertakings or indemnities contained in the Placing Agreement or for the exercise or performance of either of the Joint Broker's rights and obligations thereunder, including any right to waive or vary any condition or exercise any right of termination contained herein or in the Placing Agreement;

29. undertakes that (i) the person whom it specifies for registration as holder of the Placing Shares will be (a) the Placee or (b) the Placee's nominee, as the case may be, (ii) neither Arden, nor finnCap , nor any Arden Affiliate, nor any finnCap Affiliate, nor the Company will be responsible for any liability to stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax resulting from a failure to observe this requirement and (iii) the Placee and any person acting on its behalf agrees to acquire the Placing Shares on the basis that the Placing Shares will be allotted to the CREST stock account of Arden which will hold them as settlement agent as nominee for the Placee until settlement in accordance with its standing settlement instructions with payment for the Placing Shares being made simultaneously upon receipt of the Placing Shares in the Placee's stock account on a DVP basis;

30. acknowledges that it irrevocably appoints any director of Arden or of finnCap as its agent for the purposes of executing and delivering to Arden and/or finnCap and/or the Company's registrar any documents on its behalf necessary to enable it to be registered as the holder of any of the Placing Shares agreed to be taken up by it under the Placing;

31. represents and warrants that it is not a resident of any Restricted Jurisdiction and acknowledges that the Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered nor will a prospectus be cleared or approved in respect of the Placing Shares under the securities legislation of any Restricted Jurisdiction and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered, sold, taken up, renounced, delivered or transferred, directly or indirectly, within any Restricted Jurisdiction;

32. represents and warrants that any person who confirms to the Joint Brokers (or either of them) on behalf of a Placee an agreement to subscribe for Placing Shares and/or who authorises the Joint Brokers (or either of them) to notify the Placee's name to the Company's registrar, has authority to do so on behalf of the Placee;

33. acknowledges that the agreement to settle each Placee's acquisition of Placing Shares (and/or the acquisition of a person for whom it is contracting as agent) free of stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax depends on the settlement relating only to an acquisition by it and/or such person direct from the Joint Brokers (or either of them) of the Placing Shares in question. Such agreement assumes that the Placing Shares are not being acquired in connection with arrangements to issue depositary receipts or to issue or transfer the Placing Shares into a clearance service. If there were any such arrangements, or the settlement related to other dealings in the Placing Shares, stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax may be payable, for which neither the Company, nor Arden, nor finnCap , nor any Arden Affiliate, nor any finnCap Affiliate will be responsible. If this is the case, the Placee should take its own advice and notify the Joint Brokers (or either of them) accordingly;

34. acknowledges that when a Placee or any person acting on behalf of the Placee is dealing with either of the Joint Brokers, any money held in an account with the relevant Joint Broker on behalf of the Placee and/or any person acting on behalf of the Placee will not be treated as client money within the meaning of the relevant rules and regulations of the FCA. The Placee acknowledges that the money will not be subject to the protections conferred by the client money rules; as a consequence, this money will not be segregated in accordance with the client money rules and will be used by the relevant Joint Broker in the course of its business; and the Placee will rank only as a general creditor of the relevant Joint Broker (as the case may be);

35. acknowledges and agrees that in order to ensure compliance with the Money Laundering Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, Arden, finnCap or the Company's registrars may, in their absolute discretion, require verification of its identity. Pending the provision to Arden, finnCap or the Company's registrars, as applicable, of evidence of identity, definitive certificates in respect of the Placing Shares may be retained at the Joint Brokers absolute discretion or, where appropriate, delivery of the Placing Shares to it in uncertificated form may be delayed at the absolute discretion of Arden, finnCap , or the Company's registrars (as the case may be). If within a reasonable time after a request for verification of identity Arden, finnCap or the Company's registrars (as the case may be) have not received evidence satisfactory to them, the Joint Brokers (or either of them) may, at their absolute discretion, terminate its commitment in respect of the Placing, in which event the monies payable on acceptance of allotment will, if already paid, be returned without interest to the account of the

drawee's bank from which they were originally debited;

36. acknowledges that the basis of allocation will be determined by the relevant Joint Brokers at their absolute discretion after consultation with the Company and that the right is reserved to reject in whole or in part and/or scale back any participation in the Placing;

37. irrevocably authorises Arden or finnCap or any of their respective Affiliates to produce this Announcement pursuant to, in connection with, or as maybe required by any applicable law or regulation, administrative or legal proceeding or official inquiry with respect to the matters set forth herein;

38. acknowledges and agrees that time is of the essence as regards its obligations under this Appendix;

39. acknowledges and agrees that any document that is to be sent to it in connection with the Placing will be sent at its risk and may be sent to it at any address provided by it to the Joint Brokers (or either of them);

40. acknowledges and agrees that it will be bound by the terms of the articles of association of the Company;

41. acknowledges and understands that the Company, Arden, finnCap and their respective Affiliates and others will rely upon the truth and accuracy of the foregoing representations, warranties, agreements, undertakings and acknowledgements; and

42. acknowledges and agrees that these terms and conditions in this Appendix and all documents into which this Appendix is incorporated by reference or otherwise validly forms a part and/or any agreements entered into pursuant to these terms and conditions and all agreements to acquire shares pursuant to the Placing and, any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with such arrangements will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and it submits (on behalf of itself and on behalf of any person on whose behalf it is acting) to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in relation to any claim, dispute or matter arising out of any such contract, except that enforcement proceedings in respect of the obligation to make payment for the Placing Shares (together with any interest chargeable thereon) may be taken by the Company, Arden or finnCap in any jurisdiction in which the relevant Placee is incorporated or in which any of its securities have a quotation on a recognised stock exchange.

The acknowledgements, agreements, undertakings, representations and warranties referred to above are given to the Company, the Joint Brokers and, where relevant, each of their Affiliates and any person acting on their behalf and are irrevocable.

No claim shall be made against the Company, the Joint Brokers, any of their respective Affiliates or any other person acting on their behalf by a Placee to recover any damage, cost, loss, charge or expense which it may suffer or incur by reason of or arising from the exercise of any rights available to it pursuant hereto or the performance of its obligations hereunder or otherwise in connection with the Placing or Admission.

No UK stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax should be payable to the extent that the Placing Shares are issued or transferred (as the case may be) into CREST to, or to the nominee of, a Placee who holds those shares beneficially (and not as agent or nominee for any other person) within the CREST system and registered in the name of such Placee or such Placee's nominee.

Any arrangements to issue or transfer the Placing Shares into a depositary receipts system or a clearance service or to hold the Placing Shares as agent or nominee of a person to whom a depositary receipt may be issued or who will hold the Placing Shares in a clearance service, or any arrangements subsequently to transfer the Placing Shares, may give rise to stamp duty and/or stamp duty reserve tax, for which neither the Company, nor Arden, nor finnCap nor any of their respective Affiliates will be responsible and the Placee to whom (or on behalf of whom, or in respect of the person for whom it is participating in the Placing as an agent or nominee) the allocation, allotment, issue or delivery of Placing Shares has given rise to such stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax undertakes to pay such stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax forthwith and to indemnify on an after-tax basis and to hold harmless each of the Company, Arden, finnCap and any of their respective Affiliates in the event that any of them has incurred any such liability to stamp duty or stamp duty reserve tax.

In addition, Placees should note that they will be liable for any capital duty, stamp duty and all other stamp, issue, securities, transfer, registration, documentary or other duties or taxes (including any interest, fines or penalties relating thereto) payable outside the UK by them or any other person on the acquisition by them of any Placing Shares or the agreement by them to acquire any Placing Shares.

Times and dates in this Announcement may be subject to amendment. The Joint Brokers (or either of them) shall notify the Placees and any person acting on behalf of the Placees of any such changes.

Each Placee and any person acting on behalf of the Placee acknowledges and agrees that either of the Joint Brokers or any of its respective Affiliates may, at its absolute discretion, agree to become a Placee in respect of some or all of the Placing Shares.

The rights and remedies of the Company, Arden and finnCap and their respective Affiliates under these terms and conditions are in addition to any rights and remedies which would otherwise be available to each of them and the exercise or partial exercise of one will not prevent the exercise of others.

Each Placee may be asked to disclose in writing or orally to Arden or finnCap and, if so, undertakes to provide:

   1.    if he is an individual, his nationality; 

2. if he is a discretionary fund manager, the jurisdiction in which the funds are managed or owned; and

   3.    such other "know your client" information as Arden or finnCap may reasonably request. 

References to time in this Announcement are to London time, unless otherwise stated.

DEFINITIONS

The following definitions apply throughout this Announcement unless the context otherwise requires:

 
 "Admission"                the admission of the New Ordinary Shares to 
                               trading on AIM becoming effective in accordance 
                               with the AIM Rules 
 "Affiliates"                 in relation to a person each of its holding 
                               companies, subsidiaries, branches, associated 
                               undertakings and Affiliates (Affiliates having 
                               the meaning given in Rule 405 or in Rule 501(b) 
                               of the Securities Act, as applicable in the 
                               context used) (including, without limitation, 
                               joint venture partners) from time to time 
                               (and subsidiaries of any such subsidiaries, 
                               branches, associated undertakings, Affiliates 
                               and holding companies) (including, without 
                               limitation, joint venture partners) and each 
                               of their and the person's respective officers, 
                               directors, supervisory board members, employees, 
                               representatives, controlling persons, shareholders 
                               and agents from time to time 
 "AIM"                      the market of that name operated by the London 
                               Stock Exchange 
 "AIM Rules"                the AIM Rules for Companies published by the 
                               London Stock Exchange from time to time 
 "Announcement"               this announcement, including the Appendix 
 "Applicant"                  a Qualifying Participant who lodges an Application 
                               Form under the Offer 
 "Application Form"           the application form relating to the Offer 
                               to be provided to Shareholders together with 
                               the Circular for use by Qualifying Participants 
                               to apply for Offer Shares pursuant to the 
                               Offer 
 "Appendix"                   the appendix to this Announcement 
 "Arden" or "Arden          Arden Partners plc, a public limited company 
  Partners"                    incorporated in England & Wales under registered 
                               number 04427253 and having its registered 
                               office at 5 George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham 
                               B15 1NP, the Company's bookrunner and joint 
                               broker for the purposes of the Placing and 
                               Admission 
 "Board" or "Directors"    the directors of the Company or any duly authorised 
                               committee thereof 
 "Bookbuild"                  the process under which the Joint Brokers, 
                               on behalf of the Company, will determine demand 
                               for participation in the Placing by Placees 
                               on the terms described in this Announcement 
                               and the Placing Agreement 
 "certificated" or            an Ordinary Share recorded on the Company's 
  "in certificated form"       share register as being held in certificated 
                               form (namely, not in CREST) 
 "Circular"                   the circular in relation to the Placing, t 
                               he Subscription, the Offer and the General 
                               Meeting to be dispatched to Shareholders 
 "Company"                    Jersey Oil and Gas plc 
 "Conditions"                 the conditions of the Placing as set out in 
                               the Placing Agreement and summarised in the 
                               Appendix to this Announcement 
 "CREST"                      the relevant system (as defined in the CREST 
                               Regulations being SI 2001/3755 as amended 
                               from time to time) in respect of which Euroclear 
                               UK & Ireland is the operator (as defined in 
                               the said CREST regulations) 
 "DVP"                        delivery versus payment 
 "Existing Ordinary           the 21,829,227 Ordinary Shares with voting 
  Shares" or "Existing         rights in issue at the date of this Announcement 
  Issued Share Capital" 
 "FCA"                        the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK 
                               or its successor from time to time 
 "finnCap Ltd" or "finnCap"   finnCap Ltd, a private limited company incorporated 
                               in England and Wales under registered number 
                               06198898 and having its registered office 
                               at 1 Bartholomew Close, London, England, EC1A 
                               7BL , the Company's joint broker for the purposes 
                               of the Placing and Admission 
 "FSMA"                       the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, 
                               as amended 
 "Fundraising"                together, the Placing, the Subscription and 
                               t he Offer 
 "General Meeting"            the general meeting of the Company to be convened 
                               for 10.00 a.m. on 14 April 2021 or any adjournment 
                               thereof in order to consider, and if thought 
                               fit pass, the Resolutions 
 " GBA "                      G reater Buchan Area 
 "Group"                    the Company and its existing subsidiaries 
                               and subsidiary undertakings 
 "Issue Price"                165 pence per Ordinary Share 
 "Joint Brokers"              Arden and finnCap (each a "Joint Broker") 
 "London Stock Exchange"      London Stock Exchange plc 
 "MAR"                        the UK version of the Market Abuse Regulation 
                               (EU No. 596/2014) as it forms part of United 
                               Kingdom domestic law by virtue of the European 
                               Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 
 "New Ordinary Shares"        together, the Placing Shares, the Subscription 
                               Shares and the Offer Shares 
 "Notice"                     the notice of the General Meeting to be set 
                               out in the Circular 
 "Offer"                      the conditional invitation to Qualifying Participants 
                               to apply for the Offer Shares at the Issue 
                               Price on the terms and conditions proposed 
                               to be outlined in the Circular and the Application 
                               Form 
 "Offer Maximum"              the aggregate maximum subscription under the 
                               Offer (before expenses) of GBP2 million 
 " Offer Shares "             the Ordinary Shares proposed to be offered 
                               to Qualifying Participants pursuant to the 
                               Offer 
 "Ordinary Shares"            ordinary shares of 1 pence each in the capital 
                               of the Company 
 "Overseas Shareholders"      holders of Existing Ordinary Shares who are 
                               neither resident in, nor have a registered 
                               address in, the UK 
 "Participating Directors"    Andrew Benitz, Vicary Gibbs, Ronald Lansdell 
                               and Marcus Stanton , being certain of the 
                               Directors 
 "pence"                      pence sterling, the lawful currency of the 
                               UK 
 "Placees"                    those persons procured by the Company who 
                               subscribe for Placing Shares pursuant to the 
                               Placing 
 "Placing"                    the proposed placing of the Placing Shares 
                               at the Issue Price 
 "Placing Agreement"          the placing agreement dated 17 March 2021 
                               between the Company and the Joint Brokers 
                               relating to the Placing 
 "Placing Shares"             the new Ordinary Shares to be issued pursuant 
                               to the Placing 
 "Prospectus Regulation"      Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European 
                               Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 
                               (including any relevant implementing legislation 
                               in any EEA State) 
 "PTM levy"                   a flat rate charge of GBP1.00 on all share 
                               trades in excess of GBP10,000 
 "Qualifying Participants"    subject to any restrictions imposed on Overseas 
                               Shareholders, holders of Existing Ordinary 
                               Shares whose names appear on the register 
                               of members of the Company on the Record Date 
                               as holders of Existing Ordinary Shares and 
                               who are eligible to be offered Offer Shares 
                               under the Offer in accordance with the terms 
                               and conditions proposed to be set out in the 
                               Circular and the Application Form and for 
                               the avoidance of doubt the Offer is not being 
                               made to persons in Restricted Jurisdictions 
 "Record Date"                25 March 2021 
 "Regulation S"               Regulation S under the Securities Act 
 "Resolutions"                the resolutions to be proposed at the General 
                               Meeting, which will be set out in the Notice 
 "Regulatory Information      has the meaning given to it in the AIM Rules 
  Service" 
 "Restricted jurisdictions"   the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, 
                               the Republic of South Africa and any other 
                               jurisdiction where the extension or availability 
                               of the Offer would breach any applicable law 
 "Securities Act"             the United States Securities Act of 1933, 
                               as amended 
 "Shareholders"               the holders of Existing Ordinary Shares or 
                               Ordinary Shares (as the context requires) 
                               at the relevant time 
 "Strand Hanson"              Strand Hanson Limited, nominated adviser to 
                               the Company 
 "Subscription"               means the conditional subscriptions for the 
                               Subscription Shares by the Participating Directors 
                               at the Issue Price 
 "Subscription Shares"        means up to 36,361 new Ordinary Shares to 
                               be issued pursuant to the Subscription 
 "UK Prospectus Regulation"   the UK version of the Prospectus Regulation 
                               which is part of UK law by virtue of the European 
                               Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 
 "UKCS"                       the United Kingdom Continental Shelf 
 "United Kingdom"           the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern 
  or "UK"                    Ireland 
 "United States" or           the United States of America, its territories 
  "US"                         and possessions, any state of the United States 
                               of America and the District of Columbia and 
                               any other area subject to its jurisdiction 
 "US$"                        US dollars, the lawful currency of the US 
 "GBP"                        pounds sterling, the lawful currency of the 
                               UK 
 

GLOSSARY

The following glossary of terms applies throughout this Announcement, unless the context otherwise requires:

 
 "2C"                     denotes a mid or best estimate scenario of contingent resources 
 "boe"                    barrels of oil equivalent 
 "bopd"                   barrels of oil per day 
 "contingent resources"   those quantities of petroleum estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable 
                          from known accumulations by application of development projects, but which are not currently 
                          considered to be commercially recoverable due to one or more contingencies 
 "discovery"              an exploration well which has encountered oil and gas for the first time in a structure 
 "exploration"            the phase of operations which covers the search for oil or gas by carrying out detailed 
                          geological 
                          and geophysical surveys followed up where appropriate by exploratory drilling 
 "FEED"                   Front End Engineering and Design 
 "kg"                     kilogramme 
 "MMboe"                  million barrels of oil equivalent 
 "NPV"                    net present value, discounted at a ten per cent. discount rate 
 "prospect"               an identified trap that may contain hydrocarbons. A potential hydrocarbon accumulation may 
                          be described as a lead or prospect depending on the degree of certainty in that 
                          accumulation. 
                          A prospect is generally mature enough to be considered for drilling 
 "prospective resource"   are estimated volumes associated with undiscovered accumulations. These represent quantities 
                          of petroleum which are estimated, as of a given date, to be potentially recoverable from oil 
                          and gas deposits identified on the basis of indirect evidence but which have not yet been 
                          drilled. This class represents a higher risk than contingent resources since the risk of 
                          discovery 
                          is also added. For prospective resources to become classified as contingent resources, 
                          hydrocarbons 
                          must be discovered, the accumulations must be further evaluated and an estimate of 
                          quantities 
                          that would be recoverable under appropriate development projects prepared 
 "P50"                    at least a 50 per cent. probability that the quantities of estimated contingent recoverable 
                           resources and, in the case of exploration, prospective resources, will equal or exceed the 
                           best estimate 
 

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