Notification of Major Interest in sharesFebruary 13th, 2014

For filings with the FCA 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 YES
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: iii Vanguard International Explorer Fund
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.): iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: v 11 February 2014
6. Date on which issuer notified: 12 February 2014
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:vi, vii
3%
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, 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
GB00B06VGC01 3,539,316 3,539,316 3,530,723 3,530,723 2.99%
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
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 Nominal Delta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
3,530,723 2.99%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi
N/A
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder: N/A
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:
13. Additional information:
14. Contact name: Vanguard International Explorer Fund c/o
The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Attn: Nick Gould
15. Contact telephone number: +001 (610) 669-8989