Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

28 June 2017

Genel Energy plc

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Genel Energy plc ('Genel' or 'the Company') announces that Esa Ikaheimonen has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. He will be based in London and will join the Company on 3 July 2017.

Esa has over 25 years of oil and gas industry experience, most recently as Group CFO of leading publicly listed offshore drilling companies Transocean and Seadrill. Prior to that, he had a c.20 year career at Royal Dutch Shell, culminating in the role of Vice President Finance for Shell Africa E&P.

Esa currently serves as a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Vantage Drilling International.

Murat Özgül, CEO of Genel, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Esa to Genel. His extensive industry, commercial, and financial experience will be invaluable to Genel and its growth ambitions, particularly the development of our significant gas assets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. I look forward to working closely with him to unlock value for all our stakeholders."

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For further information please contact:

Genel Energy Phil Corbett, Head of Investor Relations Andrew Benbow, Head of Public Relations +44 20 7659 5100
Vigo Communications Patrick d'Ancona             +44 20 7830 9700

Notes to editors:

Genel Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GENL). The Company, with headquarters in London and offices in Ankara and Erbil, is one of the largest London-listed oil producers and the largest holder of reserves and resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Through its Miran and Bina Bawi gas fields, the Company is positioned to be a cornerstone provider of KRI gas to Turkey under the KRI-Turkey Gas Sales Agreement. Genel also continues to pursue further growth opportunities within the Middle East and Africa.  For further information, please refer to www.genelenergy.com.

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