Rockhopper Exploration plc (AIM: RKH), the oil and gas exploration and production company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, is pleased to announce that all resolutions proposed at the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the Company held today were duly passed on a show of hands.

A presentation given at the AGM is available for viewing on the Company’s website:

https://www.rockhopperexploration.co.uk/rockhopper/investors/presentations.html.

As previously announced and as part of the Board’s long-term succession planning, David McManus retired from the Board as Non-Executive Chairman at the AGM, having served for nearly nine years. David will be succeeded as Non-Executive Chairman by Keith Lough, who has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since January 2014.

Alison Baker, currently Non-Executive Director, will replace Keith as Senior Independent Director, and as Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee.

The total number of proxy votes received on each resolution put to the AGM was as follows:

Resolution (No. as noted on proxy form)Total For (i)Total AgainstWithheld (ii)
No. of votes% of voteNo. of votes% of voteNo. of votes
Resolution 1:

Receive Annual Report and Accounts

92,717,54699.41549,6860.59552,077
Resolution 2:

Elect Alison Baker

93,350,13399.62356,6300.38112,173
Resolution 3:

Re-elect Timothy Bushell

76,252,75081.3417,496,62118.6669,917
Resolution 4:

Re-elect Keith Lough

92,857,00399.07867,6160.9394,690
Resolution 5:

Re-elect Stewart MacDonald

92,843,33499.05894,8580.9581,117
Resolution 6:

Re-elect Samuel Moody

92,862,80099.07874,1590.9382,340
Resolution 7:

Re-elect John Summers

93,342,92999.57406,6290.4369,751
Resolution 8:

Appoint Pricewaterhouse Coopers as Auditor and authorise Board to approve Auditor  remuneration

92,408,00798.631,284,8691.37126,433
Resolution 9:

Authorise Directors to allot shares

92,061,44399.27676,3270.731,081,539
Resolution 10:

Authorise Directors to disapply pre-emption rights (up to 10% of issued share capital) (iii)

91,730,80898.441,457,3411.56631,160
Resolution 11:

Authorise Company to purchase its own shares (iii)

93,576,02799.87125,8610.13117,026

Notes:

  • The “For” proxy vote includes those giving the Chairman discretion
  • A vote “Withheld” is not a vote in law and is not included in the proxy votes “For” or “Against” the resolution
  • Special resolution

The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, which is available on the Company’s website at: https://rockhopperexploration.co.uk/investors/shareholder-documents/

Enquiries:

Rockhopper Exploration plc

Sam Moody – Chief Executive
Stewart MacDonald – Chief Financial Officer
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7390 0234 (via Vigo Communications)

Canaccord Genuity Limited (NOMAD and Joint Broker)

Henry Fitzgerald-O’Connor/James Asensio
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7523 8000

Peel Hunt LLP (Joint Broker)

Richard Crichton
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Vigo Communications

Patrick d’Ancona/Ben Simons
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7390 0234