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Angus Energy PLC

04 February 2021

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) 596/2014 AS IT FORMS PART OF UK DOMESTIC LAW BY VIRTUE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018 ("MAR"), AND IS DISCLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COMPANY'S OBLIGATIONS UNDER ARTICLE 17 OF MAR. . IN ADDITION, MARKET SOUNDINGS (AS DEFINED IN MAR) WERE TAKEN IN RESPECT OF THE MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, WITH THE RESULT THAT CERTAIN PERSONS BECAME AWARE OF SUCH INSIDE INFORMATION AS PERMITTED BY MAR. THAT INSIDE INFORMATION IS SET OUT IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND HAS BEEN DISCLOSED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7 OF ARTICLE 17 OF MAR. UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, THE INSIDE INFORMATION IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND SUCH PERSONS SHALL THEREFORE CEASE TO BE IN POSSESSION OF INSIDE INFORMATION IN RELATION TO THE COMPANY AND ITS SECURITIES

Angus Energy plc

("Angus Energy", "Angus" or the "Company")

Issue of Options

Angus Energy plc, a conventional oil and gas production and development company, announces that it has agreed the conditional grant of 26 million share options under the Company's existing Employee Incentive Schemes (the "Options") to Directors and other staff. The issue of the Options is conditional on the Company seeking additional authority from Shareholders to issue the Options at a General Meeting to be held in due course.

The share options to be granted were proposed by the remuneration committee and approved by the Board as part of the Company's annual share option grants. In making this award the remuneration committee were conscious that no option award was made in 2020 and the vesting condition requires a share price of 2p or greater, representing a premium of 85% to the closing mid- market price on 3 February 2021. The conditional share options are as follows:

   George Lucan*                5,000,000 
   Carlos Fernandes*          5,000,000 
   Andrew Hollis*                5,000,000 
   Other employees            11,000,000 

*Directors of the Company

The share options have an exercise price of 1.5 pence per share (being a premium of 40% to the closing price on 3 February 2021) (the "Exercise Price") and vest as to 100 per cent., upon the share price being 2 pence or greater (being 33 per cent. above the Exercise Price). As per previous option awards, the options have a 10 year term from the date of issue.

Following the grant of the share options outlined above, the total share options outstanding will be 78,918,304 representing approximately 8.61% of the 916,502,269 ordinary shares in issue. The Company will convene a General Meeting in due course and a further announcement will be made to Shareholders in this respect.

Enquiries:

 
 Angus Energy Plc               www.angusenergy.co.uk 
 George Lucan                   Tel: +44 (0) 208 899 6380 
 
 
 Beaumont Cornish (Nomad)       www.beaumontcornish.com 
 James Biddle/ Roland Cornish   Tel: +44 (0) 207 628 3396 
 
 WH Ireland Limited (Broker) 
 Katy Mitchell/ Harry Ansell    Tel: +44 (0) 113 394 6600 
 
 Flagstaff PR/IR                angus@flagstaffcomms.com 
 Tim Thompson                   Tel: +44 (0) 207 129 1474 
 Fergus Mellon 
 
 

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