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RNS Number : 7411S

President Energy PLC

19 November 2021

19 November 2021

PRESIDENT ENERGY PLC

("President" or the "Company")

Posting of Letter to Shareholders

Important information on the dividend in specie and how shareholders can apply for further shares in Atome Energy PLC

President Energy (AIM: PPC), the energy company with a diverse portfolio of energy assets announces the posting of a letter to shareholders ("Letter") regarding the proposed dividend in specie (the "Distribution") of the shares it holds in Atome Energy PLC ("Atome") and also including important information as to how shareholders can apply for further shares in Atome in relation to its contemplated admission to AIM of the London Stock Exchange later this year.

The text of the letter to shareholders is set out in full below. It has been brought to the attention of the Company that certain delays have occurred in the delivery of information by custodians/nominee companies arising from the last letter to shareholders relating to the Distribution.

Accordingly, shareholders are encouraged to read the below text and if in any doubt as to its meaning or actions to take to contact their own stockbroker and/or financial or professional adviser.

The Letter is also published on the Company's website at www.presidentenergyplc.com .

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF

PRESIDENT ENERGY PLC

(Incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 05104249)

Registered Office

Carrwood Park

Selby Road

Leeds LS15 4LG

Directors

Peter Michael Levine

Robert James Shepherd

Jorge Dario Bongiovanni

Alexander Charles Moody-Stuart

Martin Urdapilleta

18 November 2021

Dear Shareholder

(1) The distribution of shares in Atome Energy PLC ("Atome") to shareholders of President Energy plc ("President Energy" or the Company") and the proposed admission to trading on AIM of Atome Energy PLC ("Admission")

(2) How to apply for further shares in Atome's proposed new share issue at the time of Admission ("Atome Green H2 Placing")

   1.          Introduction 

I refer to the announcement issued today referring to the passing of the Resolution on 18 November 2021 approving the proposed distribution by way of dividend in specie in respect of certain of the shares held by the Company in Atome Energy PLC ("Distribution"). Atome is proposed to be spun-out of President Energy and its shares proposed to be admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in mid-December 2021 or as soon as practicable thereafter ("Admission")

The necessary capital reduction to facilitate the creation of sufficient distributable reserves to enable the Distribution to be made has been approved by the High Court of Justice in England and Wales and will shortly become effective, following which the directors of the Company will be authorised to make the Distribution as they may determine.

This document contains important further information about the Distribution, timing of the Admission and how to apply for new shares in the Atome Green H2 Placing.

   2.          The Distribution 

To effect the Distribution as detailed above, the Company proposes to pay a dividend in specie of ordinary shares of Atome ("Atome Shares") to Shareholders who are on the Company's register of members on the day immediately prior to Admission ("Record Time"), such Shareholders being referred to hereafter as "Qualifying Shareholders". President Energy currently beneficially holds ordinary shares in Atome representing 85% of Atome's current issued share capital) and it is intended that the Atome Shares subject to the Distribution represent up to approximately 75% of President Energy's current holding in Atome and approximately 65% per cent of the current issued share capital of Atome.

The individual entitlements of Qualifying Shareholders to receive the Distribution will be calculated by reference to their holdings of Ordinary Shares of President Energy ("President Shares") on the Company's register of members at the Record Time and an announcement will be made in due course to confirm such entitlements.

The Board expects that the Distribution and Admission will become effective, and that dealings in the ordinary shares of Atome will commence on the London Stock Exchange, in mid-December 2021 or as soon as practicable thereafter.

   3.         Taxation 

Each Shareholder is advised by the Company to seek their own professional financial advice relating to the Distribution and any taxation which may affect them in whatever jurisdiction they are subject. No representations or warranties are made in this regard.

4. How Qualifying Shareholders can apply for further new shares in the Atome Green H2 Placing

Any Qualifying Shareholders who are interested in applying for further shares and participating in the Atome Green H2 Placing, should first contact their stockbroker, independent financial adviser or other firm duly authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"). Second, they should then ask their FCA authorised stockbroker to contact Atome's stockbroker, SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP ("SP Angel") to place an order for new shares in the Atome Green H2 Placing on their behalf.

The latest edition of the draft Investor Presentation is now on Atome's website the address of which is www.atomeplc.com. This edition is a draft for illustrative purposes only, is subject to change and a definitive version, fully verified is anticipated to be placed on the Atome website next week and will be notified to the market once issued through an rns announcement published by President Energy.

SP Angel can only deal with FCA authorised firms and cannot deal directly with Qualifying Shareholders so they should NOT call SP Angel direct. SP Angel is acting solely for the Company. It will therefore offer no advice to and have no responsibility for any Qualifying Shareholders.

So far as is practical, the Company intends to prioritise the participation in the Atome Green H2 Placing by Qualifying Shareholders. However, the Company retains sole discretion with regards to allocations and may decide to allocate on a different basis.

Please note that this opportunity is only open to, and directed at, persons who are Qualifying Shareholders with access to an FCA authorised stockbroker and whose allocated shares, if any, will be held in dematerialised form.

FCA authorised stockbrokers who are acting for Qualifying Shareholders should register an interest with SP Angel as soon as possible and in any event, no later than 12.00 noon GMT on 1 December 2021 or any other such date as agreed between SP Angel and Atome. In the first instance, FCA authorised stockbrokers should contact SP Angel's switchboard (details: 0203 470 0470) and ask to speak to the Sales Desk.

In addition, Atome expects that Qualifying Shareholders and other third parties will have the opportunity to participate in Atome's wider fundraising prior to Admission using the PrimaryBid platform, and further details of this will be announced in due course.

Yours faithfully

PETER LEVINE

CHAIRMAN

Contact:

 
 President Energy PLC 
  Rob Shepherd, Group FD                 +44 (0) 207 016 7950 
  Nikita Levine, Investor Relations      info@presidentpc.com 
 finnCap (Nominated Advisor) 
  Christopher Raggett, Tim Harper      +44 (0) 207 220 0500 
 
 

Notes to Editors

President Energy is an oil and gas company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (PPC.L) primarily focused in Argentina, with a diverse portfolio of operated onshore producing and exploration assets.

The Company has operated interests in the Puesto Flores, Estancia Vieja, Puesto Prado and Las Bases Concessions, and Angostura exploration contract, all of which are situated in the Rio Negro Province in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina and in the Puesto Guardian Concession, in the Noroeste Basin in NW Argentina. Alongside this, President Energy has cash generative production assets in Louisiana, USA and further significant exploration and development opportunities through its acreage in Paraguay and Argentina.

President has as one of its subsidiaries, Atome Energy PLC, a hydrogen and ammonia production company

The Group is also actively pursuing value accretive acquisitions of high-quality production and development assets capable of delivering positive cash flows and shareholder returns. With a strong strategic and institutional base of support, including the international commodity trader and logistics company Trafigura, an in-country management team as well as the Chairman whose interests as the largest shareholder are aligned to those of its shareholders, President Energy gives UK investors access to an energy growth story combined with world class standards of corporate governance, environmental and social responsibility.

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