Afren plc (AFR LN) - Afren plc applies to the Ontario Securities Commission to cease being a reporting issuer in Canada

Afren plc (AFR LN) - Afren plc applies to the Ontario Securities Commission to 
cease being a reporting issuer in Canada 
FOR RELEASE IN CANADA ONLY 
TORONTO, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - Afren plc ("Afren" or the "Company") announced 
today that it has applied for a decision from the securities regulatory 
authority in Ontario, the Ontario Securities Commission, as principal 
regulator, that it is no longer a reporting issuer in Ontario, Alberta, 
British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Afren is not a reporting issuer in any 
other Canadian jurisdiction. 
If the requested decision is made by the Ontario Securities Commission, Afren 
will cease being a reporting issuer in any jurisdiction in Canada and, as a 
result, will no longer be required to file financial statements and other 
continuous disclosure documents with Canadian securities regulatory 
authorities. 
Notwithstanding a decision that Afren is not a reporting issuer in Canada, 
Afren will continue to file all financial statements and other continuous 
disclosure materials required to be filed by Afren in accordance with 
applicable laws and regulations of the United Kingdom, including rules of the 
Financial Conduct Authority and the London Stock Exchange. All such continuous 
disclosure documents of Afren are publicly available to all Afren 
securityholders on the investor relations page of Afren's website at 
www.afren.com and Afren securityholders resident in Canada will continue to 
receive copies of continuous disclosure documents that are required to be 
delivered to securityholders in the United Kingdom, in the same manner and at 
the same time as is required under the applicable laws and regulations in the 
United Kingdom, including the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and the 
London Stock Exchange. 
About Afren plc 
Afren is an independent upstream oil and gas exploration and production 
company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange and constituent 
of the Financial Times Stock Exchange Index of the leading 250 UK listed 
companies. Afren has a portfolio of 28 assets across 12 countries spanning the 
full cycle E&P value chain. Afren is currently producing from its assets in 
Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire and the Kurdistan region of Iraq and holds further 
interests in Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, the Kurdistan region of Iraq, 
CongoBrazzaville, the Joint Development Zone of Nigeria - São Tomé & 
Príncipe, Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Tanzania and South Africa. 
For more information please refer to www.afren.com. 
Afren plc (+44 20 7864 3700) Simon Hawkins Investor Relations  
Pelham Bell Pottinger (+44 20 7861 3232) James Henderson Mark Antelme  
SOURCE: Afren plc 
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CO: Afren plc
ST: Ontario
NI: FIN MNG OIL UTI  
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