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Equatorial Palm Oil plc

03 September 2020

3 September 2020


("EPO" or the "Company")

Board Changes

Equatorial Palm Oil plc (AIM: PAL), the Rule 15 company, announces the appointment of Mr Teh Kwan Wey as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Mr Patrick Kee Chuan Peng and Ms Yap Miow Kien have left the board.

Mr Teh Kwan Wey is a Malaysian National and graduated with a Masters of Engineering, in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2006. After graduating, Kwan Wey remained in the UK and worked in investment banking before returning to Malaysia to join Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad ("KLK") in 2009. He is currently the General Manager (Corporate) of KLK and holds multiple corporate related responsibilities within the Company. Kwan Wey is also a director of many of KLK's subsidiaries. KLK is the majority shareholder in the Company.

Michael Frayne, Executive Chairman of EPO, commented:

"We are delighted that Kwan Wey has agreed to join the Board of EPO. Kwan Wey has been at KLK since 2009 and works as General Manager in KLK's corporate finance department. His guidance, experience and input will be extremely valuable for the Company, especially as EPO is now a Rule 15 company.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Kee and Ms Yap for their valuable contribution to the Company since their respective appointments as directors in 2019 and 2014."

Additional disclosure information

Save for the information in this announcement, there are no further disclosures to be made in accordance with Schedule Two (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of the appointment of Mr Teh Kwan Wey.

In addition to his appointment to the Board, Mr Teh Kwan Wey, aged 38, holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years:

 Current Directorships:            Previous Directorships: 
 Agro Putra Pte Ltd             KLK Premier Oils Sdn. Bhd. 
  (Director)                          (Alternate Director) 
 Caruso Australia Ventures      KLK Premier Oils Sdn. Bhd. 
  Pty Ltd 
   (Director)                                   (Director) 
 Caruso Epping Pty Ltd 
 Caruso Greenvale Pty Ltd 
 FKW Global Commodities (Pvt) 
  (Alternate Director) 
 KL-Kepong Rubber Products 
  Sdn. Bhd. 
 Malaysia Pakistan Venture 
  Sdn. Bhd. 
  (Alternate Director) 
 MAPAK Edible Oils (Private) 
  (Alternate Director) 
 MAPAK Qasim Bulkers (Pte) 
  (Alternate Director) 
 MEO Trading Sdn. Bhd. 
  (Alternate Director) 
 Riverlee Caruso Epping Pty 
 Stolthaven (Westport) Sdn. 
 Taiko Plantations Pte Ltd 
 Tecsun Sdn Bhd 
 Vivaldi Victoria Pty Ltd 

Mr Teh Kwan Wey d oes not have any direct and indirect interest in the issued share capital of the Company.

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For further information, please visit www.epoil.co.uk or contact:

 Equatorial Palm Oil plc 
  Michael Frayne (Executive Chairman)               +44 (0) 20 7268 4874 
 SPARK Advisory Partners (Nominated 
  Neil Baldwin                                      +44 (0) 20 3368 3554 
 Mirabaud Securities Limited 
  (Joint Broker) 
  Peter Krens                                       +44 (0) 20 7484 3510 
 Brandon Hill Capital Limited 
  (Joint Broker) 
  Jonathan Evans/Oliver Stansfield                  +44 (0) 20 3463 5000 

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