8 September 2014
Sound Oil plc
("Sound Oil" or the "Company")
Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that Luca Madeddu, Sound Oil's Italian Managing Director, has been appointed to the Board with immediate effect.
Luca has been with Sound Oil since 2012 and brings over 24 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with ENI, the major integrated energy company. Luca is a reservoir geologist by background and has extensive experience in hydrocarbon production, field development, petroleum engineering, supply chain management and reservoir engineering. He has managed large teams in complex operations in sensitive onshore and offshore environments and has worked in Italy, Venezuela, Nigeria, Indonesia, UK and Congo.
Luca holds a Degree in Geology from Milan University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
Simon Davies, Sound Oil's Chairman, commented:
"Luca is a core part of the Sound Oil team and has made a significant contribution to the development of our exciting Italian portfolio. I am delighted that he is joining the Board."
For further information please contact:
James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer
Smith & Williamson - Nominated Adviser
Tel: 44 (0)20 7131 4000
Peel Hunt - Broker
Tel: 44 (0)20 7418 8900
Luca Madeddu, age 50 years, holds 961,947 ordinary shares in the Company and the following options over ordinary shares:
He has been a director of the following companies during the past five years:
Apennine Oil & Gas SRL
Apennine Energy SPA
(Both of the above companies are subsidiaries of Sound Oil)