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Directorate Change

1 Dec 2014

The Board of Directors of VOG is pleased to announce the appointment of John Bryant as an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 1 December 2014.

Mr Bryant has broad commercial and financial experience in developing and managing new businesses gained over 40 years’ experience in the oil, gas and energy services, both in the US and the UK. He is the non-executive chairman of Weatherly International plc, the senior independent director of IGas Energy plc and a non-executive director of China Africa Resources plc, all AIM listed companies. His current directorships also include other private companies. Mr Bryant was formerly chairman of Gas Turbine Efficiency plc and non-executive chairman of KP Renewables plc; both AIM listed companies and a board member of Attiki (Athens) Gas Company S.A. He also served as President of Cinergy Global Resources Corp. (now known as Duke Energy), responsible for all international business and global renewable power operations of this US-based electricity and gas utility provider. Before joining Cinergy, Mr Bryant was appointed Executive Director Generation at Midlands Electricity plc and held senior management positions at, British Sugar plc, Drexel Limited, BOC Limited and Unilever plc. Mr. Bryant holds an M.Sc in Economics from Reading University and graduated in Economics with a BA from Nottingham University, and is a fellow of the Institute of Directors and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Mr Bryant has no previous connections with any of the existing Directors of the Company and he has been appointed through a formal process undertaken by the Company to strengthen the Board.

Commenting today Kevin Foo, Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome John Bryant to the Board as he brings a comprehensive range of experience from within the energy sector to VOG, having worked at a senior level with gas supply, equipment and utility companies. As part of our commitment to strengthen the Board, John joins VOG as our second new independent non-executive appointed within the last twelve months. I look forward to working with John over the next year as we develop our Cameroon energy business into exciting new markets.”

The information included below is required under Schedule Two Part (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:

John Bryant (aged 68)

Current Directorships

Past Directorships (past 5 years)

Axeman Overseas Ltd

Attiki Gas Supply Company S.A.

Blenheim Wind (UK) Ltd

Attiki Denmark ApS

China Africa Resources plc

Bass Energy Pty Ltd

Elysian Properties Ltd

Blenheim Energy Ltd

IGas Energy plc

Blenheim Wind & Biomass

Weatherly International plc

Cinergy Global Hellas SA


Devonshire Wind Projects Ltd


Gas Turbine Efficiency plc 

Mr Bryant was a director of KP Renewables plc when it agreed a company voluntary arrangement with its creditors in April 2007. The Company had failed to secure on-going finance after the untimely death of its CEO, Dr. J. Watkins in November 2006. The arrangement was completed in January 2008. Creditors who accepted the ‘‘cash option’’ have been paid in full. Creditors who accepted a ‘‘cash and share option’’ have to date received approximately 80 per cent. of their claims.

Mr Bryant resigned as a director of Bass Energy Pty Ltd in January 2012. The company was placed in liquidation following a winding up petition heard on 19 October 2012.

There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two Part (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

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