Exercise of Warrants

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Upland Resources Limited (LSE: UPL), the oil and gas company actively building a portfolio of attractive upstream assets, announces that it has received an exercise notice from Optiva Securities Limited (“Optiva”) in respect of warrants issued to it pursuant to a warrant agreement with the Company dated 14 October 2015 (in connection with the Placing carried out by the Company in October 2015) to subscribe for 6,500,000 new shares of no par value each in the Company (“New Ordinary Shares”) at 1p per share.

The Company has therefore allotted and issued the 6,500,000 New Ordinary Shares following receipt of the aggregate £65,000 subscription price from Optiva.  Applications will be made to the UK Listing Authority for the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to listing on the Official List (standard listing segment) of the UK Listing Authority and to the London Stock Exchange for the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities (together “Admission”).  

The Company advises that, following the issue of such 6,500,000 New Ordinary Shares, the Company’s issued share capital is 585,512,060 shares of no par value, each with one vote per share (and no such shares are held in treasury). The total number of voting rights is therefore 585,512,060. In addition, Optiva now holds an aggregate of be 36,205,530 shares of no par value in the Company which is 6.18% of the total shares in issue.

The above figure of 585,512,060 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations to determine if they have a notifiable interest in the share capital of the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, or if such interest has changed.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse

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.