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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
31 August 2016

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31 August 2016

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone", "GKP", or "the Company")


Open Offer Launch


The Company announces that it has today launched an open offer (the "Open Offer") for up to 2,294,295,672 new common shares in the Company (the "Open Offer Shares") at a price of 0.8314 pence per share, to raise up to US$25 million.

Subject to certain exceptions, the Open Offer is being made to the Company's shareholders who are on the register of members on the record date, being 5:00 p.m. (London time) on 30 August 2016, on the basis of 20 Open Offer Shares for every nine existing common shares in the Company. The Open Offer will close at 11.00 a.m. on 15 September 2016.

The Open Offer is being conducted in connection with the Company's Balance Sheet Restructuring Transaction ("Restructuring") announced on 14 July 2016, and the Open Offer is conditional on implementation of the Restructuring.

For further information visit the Restructuring microsite which can be accessed through the Company's website



Gulf Keystone Petroleum:

+44 (0) 20 7514 1400

Jón Ferrier, CEO

Sami Zouari, CFO

Anastasia Vvedenskaya, Head of

Investor Relations

+44 (0) 20 7514 1411

Celicourt Communications:

+44(0) 20 7520 9266

Mark Antelme

Jimmy Lea



This communication and the information contained herein is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or Excluded Territories or any other jurisdiction where to do so could constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. New Common Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the Securities Act, or are exempt from registration thereunder. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States would be made by means of a prospectus that would contain detailed information about the company and its management, as well as financial statements. The Company has not registered and does not intend to register the new Common Shares under the Securities Act or to conduct a public offering in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Copies of this communication are not being, and should not be, distributed in or sent into the United States.

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