Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited: Block sale of shares
Taconic Capital Advisors UK LLP ("Taconic") has retained Pareto Securities as bookrunner to explore the opportunity to sell 23,000,000 shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited (LSE ticker: GKP) representing 10% of outstanding common shares through an accelerated bookbuilding process (the "Placing").
The Placing will commence immediately following the publication of this announcement and may be closed at short notice. Taconic reserves the right, at its own discretion, to sell fewer shares or no shares at all. If the demand and price in the Placing is satisfactory, Taconic may sell all its 31,134,938 shares in Gulf Keystone, representing 13.6% of outstanding shares (based on 229,430,000 common shares outstanding). Any shares not sold by Taconic will be subject to a three months lock-up agreement to be entered into between Taconic and Pareto Securities.
For further information, please contact:
Pareto Securities AS,
+47 22 87 87 50
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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE 'SECURITIES ACT'), AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT. THERE IS NO INTENTION TO REGISTER ANY SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC OFFERING OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.
THE SECURITIES MAY NOT AND WILL NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN CANADA, JAPAN AND AUSTRALIA.
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