26 April 2013
Adriatic Oil Plc
("Adriatic Oil" or the "Company")
The Board of Adriatic Oil, the ISDX Growth Market quoted international oil and
gas exploration company, announces that the Company was today notified that
Jack Wilson, the Company's Non-Executive Chairman purchased 400,000 ordinary
shares of 0.5 p each ("Ordinary Shares") on 25 April 2013, at a purchase price
of 1.0 p per Ordinary Share.
Mr. Wilson now beneficially holds a total of 41,750,000 Ordinary Shares
(representing 41,750,000 voting rights), which represents 12.79% of the voting
rights in the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.
THE DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY ACCEPT RESPONSIBILTY FOR THE CONTENTS OF THIS
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
Adriatic Oil Plc is a publicly quoted UK-incorporated international oil and gas
exploration company with a portfolio of activities focused on the North Celtic
Sea, the UK North Sea and the Adriatic Sea Basin.
In the North Celtic Sea, the Company has agreed with Fastnet Oil & Gas plc to
farm-out 64.5% of its original 80% interest in a Licensing Option which covers
an area of 881 sq. km. The Company holds 15.5% of this Licensing Option.
Additionally, the Company has a second small carried interest in offshore
Separately, in the Inner Moray Firth area of the UK's North Sea, Adriatic Oil
has secured a 25% Farm-In, approved by the UK Department of Energy and Climate
Change, to Seaward Production Licence P1921 in relation to Blocks 12/18 and 12/
19c and the Company has an option for a further 25%.
Adriatic Oil is also focused on making and progressing applications for
offshore exploration opportunities in Albania, which holds the largest onshore
oilfield ever found in Europe with 5.7 billion barrels of oil in place.
Adriatic Oil's strategy is to add shareholder value by proving and developing
leads and plays in areas which the Directors of the Company consider to be high
potential oil and gas provinces. Adriatic Oil's ordinary shares are quoted on
the ISDX Growth Market (operated by ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange
Limited) under the ticker symbol 'ADOP'. The Company's website is available at
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