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GKP Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd

112.20
-0.80 (-0.71%)
24 Apr 2024 - Closed
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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd LSE:GKP London Ordinary Share BMG4209G2077 COM SHS USD1.00 (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.80 -0.71% 112.20 112.00 113.00 113.70 109.50 113.30 1,083,737 16:35:14
Industry Sector Turnover Profit EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap
Oil And Gas Field Expl Svcs 123.51M -11.5M -0.0517 -21.72 249.8M

Operational & Corporate Update and Notice of Annual General Meeting (1638815)

23/05/2023 7:00am

UK Regulatory


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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd (GKP) Operational & Corporate Update and Notice of Annual General Meeting 23-May-2023 / 07:00 GMT/BST

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23 May 2023

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone", "GKP" or "the Company")

Operational & Corporate Update and Notice of Annual General Meeting

Gulf Keystone, a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ("KRI" or "Kurdistan"), is today providing an update on operational and corporate activity and the Company's upcoming 2023 Annual General Meeting ("AGM").

Operational & Corporate Update

Following the shut-in of the Iraq-Turkey pipeline on 25 March 2023, production from the Shaikan Field remains shut-in. The suspension of exports has resulted in a gross production deferment to date of around 2.9 million barrels, or approximately 8,000 bopd on a full-year basis.

While no official timeline to restart pipeline operations has been publicly announced, the Company continues to believe that the suspension of exports will be temporary. We are encouraged by the announcement from the Kurdistan Regional Government ("KRG") on 11 May 2023 that it has reached an agreement with the Iraqi government on measures to allow the resumption of oil exports through Turkey and that Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization ("SOMO") has officially requested Turkish authorities to allow the Kurdistan Region's oil exports via the country's Ceyhan port. The Company remains ready to resume production immediately.

The Company continues to seek clarity from the KRG on when consistent monthly oil sales payments will resume and when the current overdue receivables for the months of October 2022 to February 2023, totalling USD128 million net on the basis of the KBT pricing mechanism, will be paid.

The Company remains focussed on preserving liquidity and continues to reduce capital expenditures and costs across the business, while maintaining a strong focus on safety and long-term asset reliability.

As previously announced, the Board has been considering the proposed final 2022 ordinary annual dividend of USD25 million and, while the importance of distributions to shareholders is recognised, it believes that it is prudent to cancel the dividend. Once regular payments from the KRG resume, the Board will consider the reinstatement of dividends in line with its financial framework, which includes an assessment of the Company's expected liquidity, cash flow generation and investment needs.

GKP will provide further updates to the market, as appropriate.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Gulf Keystone's 2023 AGM will be held on Friday 16 June 2023 via webcast at 10 A.M. (CET).

Following the publication of the Company's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2022 ("the Annual Report") on 28 April 2023, the Notice of Annual General Meeting ("AGM") and accompanying forms of proxy and instruction have today been posted to shareholders.

All documents are available to view on the dedicated AGM page of Gulf Keystone's website (www.gulfkeystone.com/ investors/agm) and have also been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism.

The AGM will be held via webcast which all Gulf Keystone shareholders are invited to view. Voting of the resolutions at the AGM will be conducted by a poll and we strongly encourage shareholders to vote on all resolutions in advance of the meeting. Shareholders are kindly requested to appoint the Chairman as their proxy when voting.

Full details of the operation and arrangements for the AGM, as well as instructions for joining the webcast and voting, are available on Gulf Keystone's website (www.gulfkeystone.com/investors/agm) and in the Notice of AGM. Any shareholders who wish to ask a question for consideration at the AGM are encouraged to send it in advance to investorrelations@gulfkeystone.co.uk.

Board update

As announced on 30 January 2023, Jaap Huijskes will retire as Chair of the Board at the 2023 AGM. Martin Angle, the current Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director ("SID"), will be appointed Chair of the Board following the conclusion of the AGM. Ms Kimberley Wood, current independent Non-Executive Director, will be appointed Deputy Chair and SID at this time.

Garrett Soden, currently Non-Executive Director and shareholder representative of Lansdowne Partners Austria GmbH, has advised the Board that he will not be standing for re-election at the 2023 AGM following his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. on 15 May 2023. The Company and Lansdowne Partners Austria GmbH will discuss a suitable shareholder representative replacement.

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 (as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018).

Enquiries:

Gulf Keystone:                           +44 (0) 20 7514 1400 
Aaron Clark, Head of Investor Relations  aclark@gulfkeystone.com 
 
FTI Consulting                           +44 (0) 20 3727 1000 
Ben Brewerton 
                                         GKP@fticonsulting.com 
Nick Hennis 

or visit: www.gulfkeystone.com

Notes to Editors:

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP) is a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Further information on Gulf Keystone is available on its website www.gulfkeystone.com

Disclaimer

This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the oil & gas exploration and production business. These statements are made by the Company and its Directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this announcement but such statements should be treated with caution due to inherent risks and uncertainties, including both economic and business factors and/or factors beyond the Company's control or within the Company's control where, for example, the Company decides on a change of plan or strategy. This announcement has been prepared solely to provide additional information to shareholders to assess the Group's strategies and the potential for those strategies to succeed. This announcement should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.

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ISIN:          BMG4209G2077 
Category Code: MSCH 
TIDM:          GKP 
LEI Code:      213800QTAQOSSTNTPO15 
Sequence No.:  245473 
EQS News ID:   1638815 
 
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