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Seplat Energy PLC

29 July 2021

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

Corporate Announcement on the Appointment of Dr. Emma FitzGerald

Lagos and London - 29(th) July 2021: The Board of Directors of Seplat Energy Plc today announces the appointment of Dr. Emma FitzGerald as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joining the Seplat Board with effect from 1(st) August 2021. Dr. FitzGerald replaces Lord Mark Malloch-Brown who retired from the Board of the Company.

Dr. FitzGerald is a seasoned executive in Energy & Water, with hands-on experience in transformation through her many years of working at Shell, ranging from building its lubricants business in China to running its Global Retail network. From 2007-2010, she was accountable for Shell's Downstream strategy and played a key role in reshaping Shell's renewables strategy including the creation of Raizen, a game changing biofuels JV with Cosan. From 2013 to 2018 she ran gas distribution and water & waste networks for National Grid and Severn Trent where she successfully positioned them as sustainability thought leaders in their Industries. Most recently Dr. FitzGerald served as CEO of Puma Energy International, a global energy company owned by Trafigura and Sonangol, which is focused on high potential developing markets in Africa, Asia and Central America. In 2020 she set up Puma's Future Energies division to play a critical role in helping customers and communities find the right energy solutions to support the energy transition. Over the last 10 years she has served on various Boards in executive and non-executive capacities and currently sits on the board of UPM Kymmene, an international paper & biomaterials business focused on innovating for a future beyond fossil fuels.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. A. B. C. Orjiako, Chairman of SEPLAT Energy said:

"The Board of SEPLAT Energy is indeed delighted to have Dr. Emma Fitzgerald on board as she brings vast knowledge in important areas such as the energy sector, renewables and sustainability. SEPLAT Energy has a great future ahead and looks forward to the enormous contribution she will make towards its continuing global success."

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For: Seplat Energy Plc

MRS. EDITH ONWUCHEKWA

Director, Legal and Company Secretary

Enquiries:

 
 Seplat Energy Plc 
 Emeka Onwuka, CFO                                          +234 (01) 277 0400 
 Chioma Nwachuku, Director, External Affairs and 
  Communications 
 Edith Onwuchekwa, Director, Legal and Company Secretary 
 FTI Consulting 
 Ben Brewerton / Sara Powell                                +44 (0) 203 727 1000 
                                                            seplatenergy@fticonsulting.com 
 

Notes to editors

Seplat Energy Plc is a leading indigenous Nigerian energy company with a strategic focus on Nigeria, listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") (LSE:SEPL) and Nigerian Exchange Limited ("NGX") (NGX:SEPLAT). Seplat is pursuing a Nigeria focused growth strategy and is well-positioned to participate in future divestment programmes by the international oil companies, farm-in opportunities and future licensing rounds. For further information please refer to the company website, http://seplatpetroleum.com/

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