Result of AGM
26 June 2018
Faroe Petroleum plc
("Faroe", "Faroe Petroleum" or the "Company")
Result of Annual General Meeting
Faroe Petroleum, the independent oil and gas company focusing principally on exploration, appraisal, development and production opportunities in Norway and the UK, announces the results of its Annual General Meeting held earlier today.
In accordance with the Articles of Association of the Company, a poll was validly requested by a shareholder representing more than 10% of the total voting rights, the results of which were as follows:
|1||To receive and adopt the annual accounts of the Company for the financial year ended 31 December 2017.||300,644,057 (99.99%)||3,185 (0.001%)||282,938||For|
|2||To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the financial year ended 31 December 2017.||194,378,107 (64.86%)||105,312,659 (35.14%)||1,239,414||For|
|3||That Ernst & Young LLP be and they are reappointed as auditors of the Company.||298,859,150 (99.31%)||2,069,938 (0.688%)||1,092||For|
|4||To authorise the Directors to fix the remuneration of the auditors of the Company.||300,552,109 (99.88%)||366,071 (0.122%)||12,000||For|
|5||To reappoint Brent Cheshire as a Director of the Company.||300,248,102 (99.77%)||681,208 (0.23%)||870||For|
|6||To reappoint John William Sharp Bentley as a Director of the Company.||169,672,798 (61.26%)||107,304,325 (38.74%)||23,953,057||For|
|7||To reappoint Graham Duncan Stewart as a Director of the Company||299,185,618 (99.42%)||1,744,562 (0.58%)||0||For|
|8||To reappoint Jorunn Johanne Saetre as a Director of the Company||294,751,996 (97.95%)||6,177,314 (2.05%)||870||For|
|9||To reappoint Roger Charles Witts as a Director of the Company.||187,531,801 (98.84%)||8,149,643 (4.16%)||105,248,736||For|
|10||That the Directors be and they are authorised generally and unconditionally, in substitution for all subsisting authorities, pursuant to and in accordance with section 551 of the Companies Act 2006, to exercise all the powers of the Company||194,837,347 (64.75%)||106,091,967 (35.26%)||870||For|
|11||That, subject to the passing of resolution 10 above, the Directors be and they are hereby empowered pursuant to sections 570 and 573 of the Companies Act 2006||190,011,365 (63.14%)||110,910,941 (36.86%)||7,874||Against|
|12||To authorise the Company generally and unconditionally to make market purchases (within the meaning of section 693(4) of the Companies Act 2006) of ordinary shares of 10p each||193,774,084 (64.41%)||107,078,258 (35.59%)||77,901||Against|
Excluding votes cast by a single large shareholder, on average 98% of votes cast were in favour of all resolutions. In accordance with requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Board will seek to engage with this shareholder to understand the reasons behind the way it voted.
- Ends -
For further information please contact:
| Faroe Petroleum plc
Graham Stewart, CEO
|Tel: +44 1224 650 920|
| Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited
Callum Stewart / Nicholas Rhodes / Ashton Clanfield
|Tel: +44 20 7710 7600|
| BMO Capital Markets
Neil Haycock/ Tom Rider/ Jeremy Low
|Tel: +44 (0) 207 236 1010|
| FTI Consulting
Edward Westropp/ Ben Brewerton/ Emerson Clarke
|Tel: +44 20 3727 1000|
Notes to Editors
The Company has, through successive licence applications and acquisitions, built a substantial and diversified portfolio of exploration, appraisal, development and production assets in Norway, the UK and Ireland.
Faroe Petroleum is an experienced licence operator having operated several exploration wells successfully in Norway and the UK and is also the production operator of the Schooner and Ketch gas fields in the UK Southern Gas Basin and the Trym and Oselvar fields in the Norwegian North Sea. Faroe has extensive experience working closely with major and independent oil companies both in Norway and in the UK.
The Company's substantial licence portfolio provides a diverse spread of risk and reward. Faroe has an active E&A drilling programme and has interests in a portfolio of producing oil and gas fields in the UK and Norway, including the Schooner and Ketch gas fields and the Blane oil field in the UK, and interests in the Brage, Ringhorne East, Ula, Tambar, Oselvar and Trym fields in Norway. In 2016 the Company completed the acquisition of a package of Norwegian producing assets from DONG Energy including interests in the Ula, Tambar, Oselvar and Trym fields. Full year average production for 2018, is estimated to be between 12-15,000 boepd.
In November 2013 and March 2014 Faroe announced the Snilehorn (Bauge) and Pil (Fenja) discoveries in the Norwegian Sea in close proximity to the Njord and Hyme fields. In July 2016, the Company announced the Brasse discovery, close to the Brage field, and the Njord North Flank (Bauge) discovery, close to the Njord field, both in Norway. In February 2018, the Company announced the sale of part of its interest in the Fenja field and in April 2018 announced the significant Iris and Hades discoveries.
Norway operates a tax efficient system, which incentivises exploration, through reimbursement of 78% of costs in the subsequent year. Faroe has built an extensive portfolio of high potential exploration licences in Norway, which, together with its established UK North Sea positions provides the majority of prospects targeted by the Company's sustainable exploration drilling programme. Faroe has had significant success in exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf, and the great majority of the Company's 2P reserves have been generated directly from Faroe's exploration success.
Faroe Petroleum is quoted on the AIM Market of London Stock Exchange. The Company is funded from cash reserves and cash flow, and has access to a $250 million reserve base lending facility, with a further US$100million available on an uncommitted "accordion" basis. The Company has also raised a $100m senior unsecured bond. Faroe has a highly experienced technical team who are leaders in the areas of seismic and geological interpretation, reservoir engineering and field development, focused on creating exceptional value for its shareholders.
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