Director/PDMR Shareholding

Notification of Transactions by

Persons Discharging Management Responsibility (‘PDMRs’).

Pursuant to the Company’s obligations under Disclosure and Transparency Rule 3.1.4, the Company hereby notifies that the Company’s Remuneration Committee granted the following awards to Directors and PDMRs of Ordinary Shares of £0.05 each in the Company (the “Shares”) under the EnQuest Performance Share Plan ("PSP") and the EnQuest Deferred Bonus Share Plan ("DBSP") on 19 April 2012.

Awards granted to Directors and PDMRs on 19 April 2012 under the PSP and DBSP were as follows:-  

Director/PDMR PSP Award 19 April 2012 Total number of shares held under the PSP following the Award DBSP Award 19 April 2012 Total number of shares held under the DBSP following the Award
Amjad Bseisu 391,790 974,880 0 0
Nigel Hares 317,164 760,312 0 0
Jonathan Swinney 254,663 579,638 0 0
David Heslop 120,000 120,000 24,938 24,938

On 19 April 2012, the PSP Awards granted to Directors and PDMRs were made in the form of nil-cost options (as permitted under the rules of the PSP) and will vest 100% on the third anniversary of the date of grant (19 April 2015), subject to the achievement of performance targets and continued employment with the EnQuest Group, each being exercisable up to the tenth anniversary of the date of grant.

In addition, Company employees (below Executive Director level) were invited under the rules of the DBSP to invest part of their 2011 performance pay in the DBSP. On 19 April 2012, Matching Awards were granted over an equal number of shares that were acquired by the DBSP participants. Shares awarded under the DBSP vest on the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of grant in tranches of 1/3rd respectively, subject to their continuing employment with the EnQuest Group.  

If participants and their connected persons hold Shares outside the PSP andDBSP (or any other Company share incentive scheme), separate announcements are made under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules as required.

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EnQuest PLC

Paul Waters

Company Secretary

020 7925 4900