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Seplat Energy PLC

28 October 2021

Corporate Action Announcement

Lagos and London, 28(th) October 2021: Seplat Energy Plc ("Seplat Energy" 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 15(th) November 2021.

 
 Period Ended              30(th) September 2021 
 Dividend Announcement     28(th) October 2021 
  Date 
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        Dividend           An Interim Dividend of US2.5 cents (United States 
                            Two and Half 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 15(th) November 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 16(th) November 2021. 
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 Qualification             Close of Business on 15(th) November 2021. 
  Date                      Note that on the London Stock Exchange: The Associated 
                            Record Date will be 15(th) November 2021 and the 
                            Ex-Dividend date will be 12(th) November 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 
                                  Stock Exchange 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 
                                  Stock Exchange 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              Shareholders who have a dividend currency option, 
  Options                   must make the election to the Company's Registrars 
                            by 30 (th) November 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://www.seplatenergy.com/investors/dividend-information/ 
                            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             The exchange rate for the Naira or Pounds Sterling 
  of Exchange               amounts payable will be determined by reference 
  Rate                      to the relevant exchange rates applicable to the 
                            US dollar on 12(th) November 2021 and will be communicated 
                            by the Company on 15(th) November 2021. 
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 Payment Date              On or around 9(th) D ecember 2021, the interim 
                            dividend will be paid electronically to shareholders 
                            whose names appear on the Register of Members as 
                            at 15(th) November 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 , 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, United Kingdom 
                             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 
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 Unclaimed Dividend        Shareholders with dividend warrants and share certificates 
  Warrants and              that have remained unclaimed or are yet to be presented 
  Share                     for payment or returned for validation are advised 
  Certificates              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 
                            Carl Franklin / Ayeesha Aliyu - Investor Relations 
                            Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6500 / +234 (0) 1 277 0400 
                             Email: ir@seplatenergy.com 
                            FTI Consulting 
                             Ben Brewerton / Sara Powell 
                             Phone: +44 (0) 203 727 1000 
                             Email: seplat@fticonsulting.com 
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                          Summary of Key Dates 
 Thursday, 28(th) October   Dividend announcement date 
  2021 
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 Friday, 12(th) November    London Stock Exchange: Ex-Dividend Date 
  2021                       Date for determining foreign exchange rate 
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 Monday, 15(th) November    Nigerian Exchange Limited: Qualification 
  2021                       date 
                             London Stock Exchange: Associated Record 
                             Date 
                             Foreign exchange rates will be communicated 
                             to shareholders 
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 Tuesday, 16(th) November   Nigerian Exchange Limited: Register Close 
  2021                       Date 
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 Tuesday, 30(th) November   Closing date for election to the Company's 
  2021                       Registrars of foreign exchange rates 
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 Thursday, 9(th) December              Dividend Payment Date 
  2021 
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Dated this 28(th) day of October 2021

Signed:

Mr. Emeka Onwuka

Chief Financial Officer

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