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Appointment of Financial Adviser

25 April 2017

San Leon has been informed that Toscafund Asset Management LLP (“Toscafund”), which holds 59.52% of the issued share capital of San Leon, has informed the Company that it has appointed Hannam & Partners (“H&P”) to conduct a review of the strategic options available to Toscafund. It understands that H&P has initiated an exercise to educate a small number of parties on the key assets and valuation of San Leon. This exercise had been conducted independently of SLE’s board, management and advisers and was initiated more than three months after SLE’s approach announcement.

Martin Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of Toscafund, commented: “Toscafund remains supportive of San Leon Energy and its management team. We understand that discussions continue between the board of San Leon and potential offerors and continue to encourage these discussions. This appointment is a function of Toscafund’s ongoing commitment to securing optimal value for all shareholders of San Leon.”

Oisin Fanning, Chief Executive Officer of San Leon, commented: “We note and welcome the involvement of Hannam & Partners as financial advisor to Toscafund.”

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure
Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.

Directors’ Responsibility Statement
The Directors of San Leon accept responsibility for the information contained in this announcement. To the best of their knowledge and belief (having taken all reasonable care to ensure such is the case), the information contained in this announcement is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.

Enquiries:
San Leon Energy plc
Oisin Fanning, Chief Executive
+ 353 1291 6292

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Adviser)
Richard Morrison
Richard Hail
Soltan Tagiev
+44 20 3470 0470

Whitman Howard Limited (Financial adviser and Joint broker)
Nick Lovering
Francis North
+44 20 7659 1234

Brandon Hill Capital Limited (Joint broker to the Company)
Oliver Stansfield
Jonathan Evans
+44 203 463 5000

Hannam & Partners (Financial adviser to Toscafund)
Fergus Marcroft
Sam Merlin
Chris Byrne
+44 207 907 8500

Vigo Communications (Financial Public Relations)
Chris McMahon
Alexandra Roper
+44 207 830 9700

Plunkett Public Relations
Sharon Plunkett
+353 1 280 7873

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