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RNS Number : 8846G

Seplat Energy PLC

29 July 2021

Corporate Action Announcement

Lagos and London, 29(th) July 2021: Seplat Energy Plc ("Seplat" or the "Company"), a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Exchange Limited and London Stock Exchange, today announces a quarterly dividend at a rate of US2.5 cents (United States Two and Half Cents) per Ordinary Share (subject to appropriate WHT) to be paid to Seplat Energy's shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on 12(th) August 2021.

 
 Period Ended                 30(th) June 2021 
 Dividend Announcement        29(th) July 2021 
  Date 
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 Dividend                     An Interim Dividend of US2.5 cents per Ordinary 
                               Share of N0.50k each, (subject to appropriate 
                               withholding tax) will be paid to shareholders 
                               whose names appear in the Register of Members 
                               as at the close of business on 12(th) August 
                               2021. 
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 Closure of Register          To enable Seplat's Registrar, Datamax Registrars 
                               Limited, prepare for the payment of the interim 
                               dividend, the Register of Shareholders will 
                               be closed on 13(th) August 2021. 
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 Qualification Date           Close of Business on 12(th) August 2021. 
                               Note that on the London Stock Exchange: The 
                               Associated Record Date will be 12(th) August 
                               2021 and the Ex-Dividend date will be 11(th) 
                               August 2021. 
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 Dividend Currency            The default currency and options on currency 
                               election for the dividend will depend as 
                               follows: 
                                *    Shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian 
                                     Exchange Limited without a valid Nigerian Certificate 
                                     for Capital Importation ("CCI") will be paid their 
                                     dividend in Naira as the default currency; 
 
 
                                *    Shareholders holding their shares on the Nigerian 
                                     Exchange Limted with a valid CCI will be paid their 
                                     dividend in US dollars as the default currency. 
                                     However, those shareholders may instead elect to 
                                     receive their entire dividend payment in Naira 
                                     (partial elections are not permissible). Evidence of 
                                     the CCI must be provided to Datamax Registrars 
                                     Limited; and 
 
 
                                *    Shareholders holding their shares through depository 
                                     interests on the London Stock Exchange will be paid 
                                     their dividend in US dollars as the default currency. 
                                     However, those shareholders may instead elect to 
                                     receive their entire dividend payment in pounds 
                                     sterling. Partial elections are not permissible. 
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 Shareholders Options         Shareholders who have a dividend currency 
                               option, must make the election to the Company's 
                               Registrars by 27(th) August 2021, otherwise 
                               the dividend will be paid in the default 
                               currency. The election form will be sent 
                               out to the relevant shareholders and can 
                               also be found on the Company website at https://seplatpetroleum.com/investors/dividend/ 
                               . Those shareholders holding their shares 
                               on the Nigerian Exchange Limited who hold 
                               a valid CCI should notify SEPLAT's Nigerian 
                               Registrars, DataMax Registrars Limited ("DataMax"), 
                               of that fact. 
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 Determination of Exchange    The exchange rate for the Naira or Pounds 
  Rate                         Sterling amounts payable will be determined 
                               by reference to the relevant exchange rates 
                               applicable to the US dollar on 11(th) August 
                               2021 and will be communicated by the Company 
                               on 12(th) August 2021. 
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 Payment Date                 On or around 13(th) September 2021, the interim 
                               dividend will be paid electronically to shareholders 
                               whose names appear on the Register of Members 
                               as at 12(th) August 2021, and who have completed 
                               the e-dividend registration and mandated 
                               the Registrar to pay their interim dividend 
                               directly into their Bank accounts. 
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 E-Dividend Registration      Shareholders who are yet to complete the 
                              e-dividend registration are advised to download 
                              the Registrar's E-Dividend Mandate Activation 
                              Form , which is also available on: 
                              http://www.datamaxregistrars.com/images/forms/seplate_e-mandate 
                              %20form.pdf , complete and submit to the 
                              Registrar or their respective Banks. Holders 
                              of shares through depositary interests on 
                              the LSE should please provide their account 
                              details to the Company's UK depositary, Computershare. 
 
                              DataMax Registrars Limited Computershare 
                              2c Gbagada Expressway The Pavillions 
                              By Beko Ransom Kuti Park Bridgewater Road 
                              Gbagada, Lagos Bristol 
                              Nigeria BS13 8AE 
                              Fax: +234 1 712 0012 Fax: +44 (0)370 703 
                              6101 
                              Web: www.datamaxregistrars.com Web: www.computershare.com 
                              Email: datamax@datamaxregistrars.com Telephone: 
                              +44 (0)370 702 0003 
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 Unclaimed Dividend           Shareholders with dividend warrants and share 
  Warrants and Share           certificates that have remained unclaimed 
  Certificates                 or are yet to be presented for payment or 
                               returned for validation are advised to complete 
                               the e-dividend registration or contact the 
                               Registrar. 
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 Enquiries                    Enquiries on opening of account and payment 
                               of dividend should be directed to the appropriate 
                               Registrar. 
                               For all other enquiries, kindly contact: 
                               Seplat Energy plc 
                               Emeka Onwuka CFO +44 203 725 6500 
                               Carl Franklin / Ayeesha Aliyu - Investor 
                               Relations 
                               Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6500 / +234 (0) 1 
                               277 0400 +234 12 770 400 
                               Email: ir@seplatpetroleum.com 
                               FTI Consulting 
                               Ben Brewerton / Sara Powell 
                               Phone: +44 (0) 203 727 1000 
                               Email: seplatenergy@fticonsulting.com 
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 Thursday, 29(th) July        Dividend announcement date 
  2021 
                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 Wednesday, 11(th) August     London Stock Exchange: Ex-Dividend Date 
  2021                         Date for determining foreign exchange rate 
                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 Thursday, 12(th) August      Nigerian Exchange Limited: Qualification 
  2021                         date 
                               London Stock Exchange: Associated Record 
                               Date 
                               Foreign exchange rates will be communicated 
                               to shareholders 
                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 Friday, 13(th) August        Nigerian Exchange Limited: Register Close 
  2021                         Date 
                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 Friday, 27(th) August        Closing date for election to the Company's 
  2021                         Registrars of foreign exchange rates 
                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 Thursday, 13(th) September   Dividend Payment Date 
  2021 
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Dated this 29(th) day of July 2021.

Signed:

Mr. Emeka Onwuka

Chief Financial Officer

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