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Sound Energy PLC
23 January 2020


23 January 2020


Sound Energy plc

("Sound Energy" or the "Company")


Directorate Changes


Sound Energy, the Moroccan focused upstream gas company, is pleased to announce, further to the Company's announcement of 12 November 2019, the appointment of Mohammed Seghiri as acting Chief Executive and as a director of the Company with immediate effect.


In addition, as announced on 12 November 2019, the Company continues its process to identify and appoint a Chairman and further announcements in respect of the roles of Chairman and Chief Executive, which are currently performed on an acting basis, will be made, as appropriate, in due course.


Previously Sound Energy's Managing Director Morocco, Mr. Seghiri has been with the Company for approximately 3 years and has over 18 years' experience in a range of  complex sectors, including gas storage, oil & gas exploration,  power production and telecoms. Mr Seghiri joined Sound Energy from Oil & Gas Investment Fund S.A., having previously been CEO of Compagnie d'Electricite du Senegal and a Director of Advisory & Finance Group in Morocco. Mr. Seghiri holds a Masters degree in Engineering from Ecole National Superieure des Mines de Nancy.


In addition to his appointment to the Sound Energy board of directors, Mohammed Seghiri, aged 45, holds or has held the following directorships or partnerships in the past five years.



Previous (last five years)

SoundEnergy Morocco East Limited

SoundEnergy Meridja Limited

SoundEnergy Morocco South Limited

Les Vergers de Targa SARL

Mengouch SARLAU

Nordic Power AB

Compagnie d'Electricite du Senegal

Advisory & Finance Group SA

Advisory and Finance Asset Management SA

Atlas Wind SA

Cafés Carrion SA

Industrie Cotonniere d'Oued Zem ZA

Al Hourria Telecom SA



Mr. Seghiri is beneficially interested in a total of 322,092 restricted stock units over new ordinary shares in the Company ("RSUs"), of which 126,501 RSUs vest on 1 January 2021 and 195,591 RSUs vest, subject to relevant performance criteria being achieved, on 1 January 2022. In addition, Mr. Seghiri holds 1.5 million options to subscribe for new ordinary shares in the Company at a price of 70 pence per new ordinary share, with a vesting date of 18 January 2020 and an expiry date on 18 January 2022.


As a result of Mr. Seghiri's appointment, and as announced on 12 November 2019, James Parsons will relinquish his executive duties and step down from the Board with immediate effect. To ensure an orderly handover, Mr. Parsons will remain available to the Company, in a consultancy role, until 12 May 2020.



For further information please contact:


Vigo Communications - PR Adviser

Patrick d'Ancona

Chris McMahon 


Tel: 44 (0)20 7390 0230

Sound Energy



Cenkos Securities - Nominated Adviser

Azhic Basirov

Ben Jeynes 


Tel: 44 (0)20 7397 8900

RBC - Joint Broker

Matthew Coakes

Martin Copeland


Tel: 44 (0)20 7653 4000

Macquarie Capital (Europe) Limited - Joint Broker

Alex Reynolds

Nick Stamp

Tel: 44 (0)20  3031 2000




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