Appointment of Director

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London, 13th September, 2013: Gulfsands Petroleum plc (“Gulfsands”, the “Group” or the “Company” – AIM: GPX), the oil and gas production, exploration and development company with activities in Syria, Morocco, Tunisia, Colombia and the U.S.A. is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Charles John Cutler to the Board as Director: Finance and Administration.

Alan, aged 54, is a Chartered Accountant with 28 years of experience in the oil and gas exploration and production sector including substantial roles both in the UK and internationally. Alan has been appointed to the board after having initially joined the company in June as Head of Finance and Administration from Setanta Energy, where he was CFO of this company involved in exploration and pre-development activity in the offshore energy sector of Gabon.

Commenting on Mr Cutler’s appointment to the Board of Directors, the Company’s Chief Executive, Mahdi Sajjad said: “Alan has made a terrific contribution to our company since joining us in June of this year and we are very pleased to welcome him to our Board. His experience working with companies operating in our sector in West Africa, South America and the UK makes him ideally suited to contribute to the development of our company, particularly as we expand our activities in Morocco and Colombia.”


Further information concerning Mr. Cutler

Current Directorships:



Former Directorships in the last five years:

Setanta Energy Manco Limited
Pacifica Energy Limited

There are no further details for Mr. Cutler required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules.”


For further information, please refer to the Company’s website or contact:

Gulfsands Petroleum  +44 (0)20 7024 2130
Mahdi Sajjad, Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth Judge, Commercial Director
Buchanan  +44 (0)20 7466 5000
Bobby Morse
Ben Romney
RBC Capital Markets  +44 (0)20 7653 4000
Matthew Coakes
Daniel Conti
Tim Chapman

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