Appointment of Additional Non-Executive Director[s]

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Upland Resources Limited (LSE: UPL), the oil and gas company actively building a portfolio of attractive upstream assets, announces that Mr Christopher Pitman and Mr Dixon Wong were appointed as additional non-executive Directors of the Company on Tuesday 3 September 2019.

Steve Staley, CEO of Upland, said:

“On behalf of my fellow directors and all Upland shareholders I would like to welcome Chris and Dixon to the Board; they bring considerable experience to the company. We look forward to working with them.”

Additional Information 

Mr Christopher Nigel Pitman

Mr Pitman (age 61) brings over 35 years’ international upstream oil & gas experience, including time with Schlumberger Geoquest Inc., Qatar General Petroleum Co. and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA. This has been spent in a wide range of technical, commercial and senior management roles. Mr Pitman holds a B.Sc in Geology and a PGCE, both from the University of Wales, and an M.Sc in Sedimentology from the University of Reading.

Mr Pitman is, or has been, a member of the administrative, management or supervisory bodies (“directorships“) or a partner of the following companies or partnerships, within the period of 5 years prior to the date of this announcement:-

Current directorships and partnershipsFormer directorships and partnerships
05 Energy Advisors Limited (England & Wales)
Surestream Petroleum Ltd (England & Wales)
Surestream Petroleum Tanzania (BVI)
Surestream Petroleum Zambia (BVI)
Surestream Petroleum Malawi (BVI)
Surestream Petroleum RDC Limited (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Surestream Petroleum Technical Services (BVI)
Surestream Football Academy Limited (England & Wales)

There are no further details in respect of Mr Pitman to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.11, LR 9.6.12 or LR 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules published by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA“), were such Listing Rules to apply to a company with a standard listing (such as the Company).

Mr Dixon Kit Seng Wong

Mr Wong (age 29) is a director of a number of businesses owned by Tune Group and has been involved in a variety of roles within the organisation including but not limited to, corporate finance, group strategy, driving organisational change and synergies across organisations for the group. Tune Assets Limited, one of Upland’s major shareholders, holding 74,579,604 ordinary shares of no par value in Upland (representing 12.74% of Upland’s issued share capital), is part of the Tune Group of companies. Tune Group holds major or controlling stakes in companies including AirAsia, Queens Park Rangers FC and Caterham Cars Ltd.  Mr Wong has previously worked for HSBC Bank Malaysia and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Mr Wong holds a BCom, Accounting and Finance from the University of Queensland, Australia and a Master of Business degree from the Queensland University of Technology.

Mr Wong is, or has been, a member of the administrative, management or supervisory bodies (“directorships“) or a partner of the following companies or partnerships, within the period of 5 years prior to the date of this announcement:-

Current directorships and partnershipsFormer directorships and partnerships
Tune Talk Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Caterham Cars Ltd (England & Wales)
White Label Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

There are no further details in respect of Mr Wong to be disclosed pursuant to LR 9.6.11, LR 9.6.12 or LR 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules published by the FCA, were such Listing Rules to apply to a company with a standard listing (such as the Company). 

 

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Upland Resources Limitedwww.uplandres.com
Steve Staley, CEOTel: 07704 974784
s.staley@uplandres.com
Optiva Securities Limited
Jeremy King (Corporate Finance)Tel: 020 3137 1904
jeremy.king@optivasecurities.com
Christian Dennis (Corporate Broker)Tel: 020 3137 1903
christian.dennis@optivasecurities.com
FTI Consulting
Ben Brewerton/Molly StewartTel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1708
molly.stewart@fticonsulting.com
Flowcomms Ltd
Sasha SethiTel: +44 (0)7891 677441
sasha@flowcomms.com
Notes
Upland is an upstream oil & gas company whose highly experienced management team has a track record of creating major value for shareholders in junior oil & gas companies, including Cove Energy plc. The Company has extensive technical and commercial skills and contacts, management having held senior roles in Petronas, Conoco, Shell etc.