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Tlou Energy Ltd
22 June 2017

22 June 2017


Tlou Energy Limited


("Tlou" or "the Company")


Director Appointment



Tlou Energy Limited, the AIM and ASX listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa through the development of coal bed methane ("CBM"), is pleased to announce that Mr Hugh Swire has been appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.


Tlou's Managing Director Tony Gilby said, "Hugh is a great addition to our team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.  Hugh is based in London and is very well known in the investment community.  He is a long term Tlou shareholder having held shares since 2009 and has an in-depth knowledge of the Company.  We very much look forward to his contribution to the Board."


Information on Hugh Swire

Hugh William Swire, aged 37, is a partner in Mahon China, an established investment management and advisory partnership based in Beijing.  Active in China since 1985, Mahon China have over three decades of experience advising foreign companies with investments and corporate activities in China.


Hugh has expert knowledge and direct investment experience in the low carbon water, energy and technology sectors having completed and exited investments into several leading companies in the low carbon sector.  Hugh travels to China regularly and using his Chinese language skills after graduating from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) in Chinese.


Hugh is, or has been, a director or partner of the following companies or partnerships during the previous five years:




Nxgenrampump Limited

Black Country Innovations LLP

Papa Limited

Black Country Renewable Energy LLP

Red Flag Limited

Ferintosh Distillery Limited

Fairway Biotech Limited

Midlands Wood Fuel Limited

Mahon China Investment Management Limited

Water Power Technologies Limited

Black Country Atelier Limited


Hugh and his spouse currently have a beneficial interest of 3,064,366 ordinary shares in the Company equal to 1.01 per cent. of the issued share capital of the Company. 

There are no other disclosures in respect of the appointment of Hugh Swire that fall to be made under Rule 17 or paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies.


The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.




For further information regarding this announcement please contact:


Tlou Energy Limited

+61 7 3012 9793

Tony Gilby, Managing Director

Solomon Rowland, Company Secretary

Grant Thornton (Nominated Adviser)

+44 (0)20 7383 5100

Samantha Harrison, Colin Aaronson, Harrison Clarke

Shore Capital (Joint Broker)

+44 (0) 207 408 4090

Jerry Keen, Mark Percy, Toby Gibbs

Optiva Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

+44 (0)20 3137 1904

Jeremy King, Christian Dennis

St Brides Partners Limited (Public Relations)

+44 (0) 20 7236 1177

Lottie Brocklehurst, Megan Dennison

FlowComms Limited (Investor Relations)

+44 (0) 7891 677 441

Sasha Sethi


Company Information


Tlou Energy is an AIM and ASX listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana through the development of coal bed methane ('CBM') gas.  Botswana has a severe energy shortage and is currently relying on expensive imported power and diesel generation to deliver its requirements.  However, as the 100% owners of the most advanced gas project in the country, the Lesedi CBM Project, Tlou Energy provides investors with access to a compelling immediate and longer term opportunity using domestic gas to produce power and displace expensive diesel and imported power.


The Company is led by an experienced Board, management and advisory team including individuals with successful track records in the Australian CBM industry.


Since establishment in 2009, the Company has significantly de-risked the project in consideration of its goal to become a significant gas to power producer.  The Company has the most advanced CBM project in Botswana and flared its first gas in 2014.  It holds 10 Prospecting Licences covering an area of ~8,300Km2 and the Lesedi Project already benefits from significant independently certified Contingent Gas Resources of ~3.2 trillion cubic feet (3C) and independently certified Gas Reserves.


The Company is planning an initial scalable gas-to-power project in Botswana.  Following successful implementation of this first scalable project, the Company plans to expand to provide further power to Botswana and the southern African region.



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