Notification in major interest in sharesMarch 6th, 2014

For filings with the FSA include the annex

For filings with issuer exclude the annex

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:
 ii
Gulfsands Petroleum Plc
2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached
N/A
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments
N/A
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
N/A
Other (please specify): N/A
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:
 iii
Richard Griffiths and controlled undertakings
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv
Richard Griffiths
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
 v
03 March 2014
6. Date on which issuer notified: 05 March 2014
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached: 
vi, vii
6%
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix
Class/type of
shares

if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number
of
Shares
Number
of
Voting
Rights
Number
of shares
Number of voting
rights
% of voting rights x
 Direct Direct xi Indirect xii Direct Indirect
Ordinary GB00B06VGC01 6,000,000 6,000,000 7,397,340 7,397,340 N/A 6.28% N/A
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
xiii
Exercise/
Conversion Period 
xiv
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise price Expiration date xvii Exercise/
Conversion period 
xviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to % of voting rights xix, xx
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
7,397,340 6.28%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: 
xxi
Seren Capital Management Limited               5,397,340
Cream Capital Limited               2,000,000
Total                7,397,340

The above undertakings are all controlled by Richard Griffiths

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder: N/A
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:
N/A
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:
N/A
13. Additional information: N/A
14. Contact name: Mike Bretherton
15. Contact telephone number: 01481 738724

Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer

Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation
Full name 
(including legal form of legal entities)
Contact address 
(registered office for legal entities)
Phone number & email
Other useful information 
(at least legal representative for legal persons)
B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name
Contact address
Phone number & email
Other useful information
(e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation)
C: Additional information

 

For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.