5 September 2017
Sound Energy plc
("Sound Energy" or the "Company")
Sound Energy, the African and European focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce the appointment of JJ Traynor as Chief Financial Officer of the Company with immediate effect.
In his role as Chief Financial Officer JJ will lead the finance, commercial, business development and investor relations functions. It is intended that JJ will also be appointed as a Director of the Company at a future date, and a further announcement will be made, as appropriate, in due course.
James Parsons, Sound Energy's Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"We are delighted to welcome JJ to the Sound Energy team. He brings a wealth of experience, to the company, both in our industry, and with energy investors. Sound's strategy is delivering for our shareholders and JJ's appointment reinforces our commitment to building a strong management group with real industry experience. I am looking forward to working with JJ, particularly to build on our longstanding ties with our retail investor community and deepen our institutional shareholder following."
Notes for editors
John Joseph ("JJ") Traynor has 29 year's experience in oil & gas. He was Executive Vice President of Investor Relations at Royal Dutch Shell, and part of the finance leadership team there for 12 years. Prior to Shell, JJ was Managing Director of the award-winning oil & gas equity research team at Deutsche Bank. He began his career in 1989 as an exploration geologist at BP, spending 8 years in Mongolia, Norway, Vietnam and the UK. He has a geology degree from Imperial College, London, a PhD from Cambridge University, and he is an alumnus of the INSEAD advanced management programme. JJ holds UK and Irish citizenship.
For further information please contact:
Vigo Communications - PR Advisor
Tel: 44 (0)20 7830 9700
James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer
Smith & Williamson - Nominated Adviser
Tel: 44 (0)20 7131 4000
RBC - Broker
Tel: 44 (0)20 7653 4000