Matra Petroleum PLC
01 October 2007
For immediate release: 1st October 2007
Matra Petroleum plc ("Matra" or the "Company")
Sir Michael Jenkins appointed as Chairman
Matra Petroleum plc (AIM:MTA), the oil and gas E&P company focused on Central
Europe and Russia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Michael Jenkins
as Non-executive Chairman with immediate effect.
Sir Michael retired from the diplomatic service in 1993 when he was British
Ambassador to the Netherlands. His time at the foreign office included senior
postings in Europe, Washington and Moscow.
During his subsequent business career Sir Michael became Vice-Chairman of
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DKW) and then President of Boeing UK. During his
time at DKW, Sir Michael focussed on investment banking and advisory activities
in continental Europe (including Russia) as well as on the energy sector.
He is currently a Director of two small, entrepreneurial companies: Geopark
Holdings, a South American focused E&P company, and Frontiers Capital, a
boutique private equity house.
Commenting on Sir Michael's appointment, Peter Hind, Matra's Managing Director
"We are delighted that Sir Michael is joining Matra as Chairman at such an
exciting time for the Company. He brings with him a wealth of city knowledge and
experience along with Russian and smaller company exposure, all of which will be
of great benefit to the Company. I look forward to working with him".
Existing Non-executive Chairman, Craig Burton will stay on in the capacity as
For further Information, please contact:
Matra Petroleum www.matrapetroleum.com Peter Hind, Managing Director +44 (0) 7990 807855 Neil Hodgson, Exploration Director +44 (0) 7973 342822 Aquila Financial Limited www.aquila-finacial.com Peter Reilly +44 (0) 207 7202 2601 Yvonne Fraser +44 (0) 207 7202 2609
Matra's nominated Advisor is RFC Corporate Finance Ltd -
Contact: Steve Allen +61894802500
In accordance with Schedule 2 (g) of the AIM Rules, Sir Michael Jenkins is 71
years of age and has held the following directorships or partnerships in the
past 5 years:
Frontiers Capital Ltd
Geopark Holdings Ltd
Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Sir Michael has been granted 250,000 options in the Company at a price of 7.5p.
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