Rockhopper Exploration plc (AIM: RKH), the oil and gas exploration and production company with key interests in the North Falkland Basin, announces that, on 5 June 2020, the Company’s non-executive directors purchased, in aggregate, 292,744 ordinary shares of £0.01 each in the Company in line with their commitment, as announced on 19 May 2020, that 20 per cent of their fees, after tax and national insurance, will be used to purchase shares in the Company.

A summary of the purchases appears below:

DirectorPrice (pence)Number of shares purchasedTotal number of shares held following purchases% of issued share capital following purchases
Keith Lough (Chairman)£0.0808148,515228,5150.05
Alison Baker (Senior Independent Director)£0.088570,00070,0000.02
John Summers (Non-Executive Director)£0.080874,229318,3290.07

Set out below is the information required by Article 19(3) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation No 596/2014 in relation to the acquisition of Shares by certain Directors in their capacity as persons discharging managerial responsibilities (PDMRs):

1Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a)Name Keith Lough
2Reason for the notification
a)Position/statusChairman
b)Initial notification/AmendmentInitial notification
3Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)NameRockhopper Exploration plc
b)LEI213800IPXW6XRLVCL581
4Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

GB00BOFVQX23

b)Nature of the transactionAcquisition of Shares
c)Price(s) and volume(s)Date of transaction: 5 June 2020

Price: £0.0808

Volume: 148,515

d)Aggregated informationDate of transaction: 5 June 2020

Aggregated volume: 148,515

Price: £12,000.01

e)Date of the transaction5 June 2020
f)Place of the transactionLondon Stock Exchange (XLON)
1Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a)NameAlison Baker
2Reason for the notification
a)Position/statusNon-Executive Director
b)Initial notification/AmendmentInitial notification
3Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)NameRockhopper Exploration plc
b)LEI213800IPXW6XRLVCL581
4Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

GB00BOFVQX23

b)Nature of the transactionAcquisition of Shares
c)Price(s) and volume(s)Date of transaction: 5 June 2020

Price: £0.0885

Volume: 70,000

d)Aggregated informationDate of transaction: 5 June 2020

Aggregated volume: 70,000

Price: £6,195.00

e)Date of the transaction5 June 2020
f)Place of the transactionLondon Stock Exchange (XLON)
1Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a)Name John Summers
2Reason for the notification
a)Position/statusNon-Executive Director
b)Initial notification/AmendmentInitial notification
3Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a)NameRockhopper Exploration plc
b)LEI213800IPXW6XRLVCL581
4Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a)Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary Shares of 1 pence each

GB00BOFVQX23

b)Nature of the transactionAcquisition of Shares
c)Price(s) and volume(s)Date of transaction: 5 June 2020

Price: £0.0808

Volume: 74,229

d)Aggregated informationDate of transaction: 5 June 2020

Aggregated volume: 74,229

Price: £5,997.70

e)Date of the transaction5 June 2020
f)Place of the transactionLondon Stock Exchange (XLON)

Enquiries:

Rockhopper Exploration plc

Sam Moody – Chief Executive Officer
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