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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
02 September 2016
 

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2 September 2016

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

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

 

US$250,000,000 13.0 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2017 (ISINs: Regulation S XS1056559245, Rule 144A XS1056559088) (the "Guaranteed Notes")

and

US$325,000,000 6.25 per cent. Convertible Bonds due 2017 (ISIN: XS0841237497, Common Code: 084123749) (the "Convertible Bonds")

 

Launch of Scheme of Arrangement

The Company announces that it has today launched a scheme of arrangement (the "Scheme") in respect of holders of its Guaranteed Notes and Convertible Bonds in connection with the Balance Sheet Restructuring Transaction announced by the Company on 14 July 2016 (the "Restructuring").

A directions hearing was held yesterday at the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales pursuant to which the Company was granted an order to convene meetings (the "Scheme Meetings") of the holders of the Guaranteed Notes and the Convertible Bonds to consider and, if thought fit, approve the Scheme. As the holders of the Guaranteed Notes and the holders of the Convertible Bonds form separate classes there will be two Scheme Meetings, one for each class. The Scheme Meetings will be held on 22 September 2016 at the offices of Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP, Ten Bishops Square, London E1 6EG at 10.30am (London time) in respect of the Guaranteed Notes and 11.00am (London time) in respect of the Convertible Bonds. Notices of the relevant Scheme Meetings will today be sent to holders of the Guaranteed Notes and Convertible Bonds.

Expected key dates and times in connection with the Scheme are set out below:

Event

Time and Date

Notes

Explanatory Statement made available to Scheme Creditors

2 September 2016

The date on which the explanatory statement in connection with the Scheme (the "Explanatory Statement") is made available to the Scheme Creditors

Voting Record Date

20 September 2016

Scheme Claims of Scheme Creditors for the purposes of voting at the Scheme Meetings will be determined as at the Voting Record Date

Instruction Deadline

2.00pm (London time) on 20 September 2016

The deadline by which Scheme Creditors must submit Instructions for the purposes of, inter alia, voting at the Scheme Meetings

 

Instructions about actions to be taken by Scheme Creditors preceding the Scheme Meetings are set out in the Explanatory Statement, which will be made available to Scheme Creditors on the Scheme Website: https://sites.dfkingltd.com/gkp.

Capitalised terms used and not defined herein shall have the meanings set out in the Explanatory Statement.

D.F. King Limited acts as information agent in connection with the Scheme. Holders of Guaranteed Notes and/or Convertible Bonds with questions regarding the Scheme or the Scheme Meetings should contact:

Information Agent




D.F. King Limited

+44 (0) 20 7920 9700

[email protected]

https://sites.dfkingltd.com/gkp

 


For further information about the Restructuring, visit the Company's Restructuring microsite: http://www.gulfkeystone.com/restructuring



Enquiries:




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


 

Disclaimer

This communication and the information contained herein is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where to do so could constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction ("Excluded Territories") or any other jurisdiction where to do so could constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (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 any of its securities 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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