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Award of Crude Allocation by the NNPC

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22 Apr 2016

SACOIL HOLDINGS LIMITED

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)

(Registration number 1993/000460/06)

JSE Share Code: SCL     AIM Share Code: SAC

ISIN: ZAE000127460

(“SacOil” or “the Company”)

AWARD OF CRUDE ALLOCATION BY THE NNPC

Key highlights:

  • SacOil and Energy Equity Resources (“EER”) (the “Partners”) signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to explore oil and gas opportunities in the Republic of Nigeria.
  • Pursuant to the initiative, SacOil and EER, was awarded a twelve (12) month term contract for the purchase of Nigerian Crude Oil Grades by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (“NNPC”).

Overview of MOU

SacOil, a South African based independent African oil and gas company and EER entered into a MOU to seek investment opportunities in the business activities of the NNPC within the Nigerian oil and gas sector.  The Republic of Nigeria is one of the most prolific oil and gas countries in Africa, with significant investment opportunities available in the current economic climate.  The Partners have been evaluating a number of opportunities that could provide sustainable revenue returns.

Crude Allocation

SacOil is pleased to announce the formation, at a minimal capital cost to SacOil, of a joint venture company with EER called SacOil Energy Equity Resources Limited (“SEER”).  SEER is the contracting party to the agreement for the sale and purchase of Nigerian Crude Oil with the NNPC ("the Crude Oil Agreement").   

The Crude Oil Agreement provides SEER with the right to acquire crude oil from NNPC for onward sale. The amount of offtake by SEER is dependent on the aggregate crude production in Nigeria and the prevailing global oil price. The revenue generated from the sale of the crude allocation will contribute meaningful income to SacOil and will support SacOil’s growth and investment strategy across the oil and gas value chain on the African continent.

Commenting on the Crude Allocation, SacOil's CEO Dr Thabo Kgogo said:

“This announcement is aligned with our previously communicated strategy to focus on cash generative, income producing activities in both upstream, refining and downstream.  Nigeria is a prolific hydrocarbon nation and the largest exporter of crude oil on the African continent.  We are pleased to have secured this crude allocation for trading as it provides us with a structured and measured exposure to this attractive market. We look forward to working with EER and the NNPC in future opportunities in the Nigerian oil and gas sector.”

Enquiries:

SacOil Holdings Limited

Damain Matroos

+27 (0)10 591 2260

finnCap Limited (Nominated adviser and broker)

Christopher Raggett / James Thompson

+44 (0)20 7220 0500

FirstEnergy Capital (Joint broker)

Hugh Sanderson / David van Erp

+44 (0)20 7448 0200

Buchanan (Financial PR adviser)

Ben Romney / Helen Chan / Madeleine Seacombe

+44 (0)20 7466 5000

sacoil@buchanan.uk.com

About SacOil

SacOil is a South African based independent African oil and gas company, dual-listed on the JSE and AIM, with business operations in Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Botswana.  The Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Limited (“PIC”) is the largest shareholder of SacOil. SacOil has partnered with the PIC, ENH, Profin and Chinese Pipeline Petroleum Engineering on a project that entails the construction of a gas pipeline from Mozambique to South Africa and the distribution and marketing of gas in southern Africa.  SacOil continues to evaluate upstream, refining and downstream opportunities in other established and prolific hydrocarbon basins in Africa.

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