2020 Annual Report & Accounts and Notice of Annual General Meeting
The Annual Report & Accounts of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2020, a Shareholder Circular, which includes Notice of the 2021 Annual General Meeting, and a Form of Proxy are now available on the Company’s website and can be accessed via www.pharos.energy. Mailing of the above two documents, together with a Form of Proxy, to those shareholders having elected to receive paper copies will commence shortly.
In accordance with LR 9.6.1, copies of the above two documents, together with a Form of Proxy, have also been submitted to the FCA’s National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection on the National Storage Mechanism's website, https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
This dissemination announcement is based upon the Company's announcement of Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2020 made on 7 April 2021 with the addition of information required by Disclosure and Transparency Rule (DTR) 6.3.5R set out below in the Appendix.
Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’)
The 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held on 8 June 2021 at 11.00 a.m.
The Board has been considering how to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on arrangements for the 2021 AGM. Our preference would have been to welcome shareholders in person to our 2021 AGM, particularly given the constraints we faced in 2020 and, following the UK Government’s announcement on 22 February 2021, setting out its “roadmap out of lockdown”, it appears that from 17 May 2021 legal restrictions on public gatherings under the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021 (‘the Coronavirus Restrictions’) will be lifted to a certain extent. However, there will still be a limit on the number of individuals and households permitted to gather indoors and, due to the continued unpredictability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty relating to the lifting of the Coronavirus Restrictions, we are strongly discouraging shareholders from attending the Annual General Meeting in person. We will ensure that the minimum quorum is met (as detailed below) and shareholders can be represented by the Chair of the meeting, acting as their proxy.
The health and wellbeing of our employees, shareholders and wider community is a priority for Pharos and our AGM arrangements must take this into account. The Board recognises that the AGM is an important event for shareholders in the corporate calendar and is committed to ensuring that shareholders can exercise their right to vote and ask questions in connection with this meeting.
In light of the Coronavirus Restrictions, the AGM arrangements will be as set out below:
- The Company expects only one Director and another Pharos designated shareholder representative to be in attendance at the venue for quorum purposes to conduct the business of the meeting.
- No other Directors will be present in person.
- In line with the Coronavirus Restrictions, shareholders are strongly discouraged from attending the Company’s AGM in person and, if they attempt to do so, may be refused entry to the meeting under the Company’s Articles of Association.
- There will be no update on trading or other management statements given at the AGM although a trading and operations update will be published on the Company’s website around one week before the AGM.
- The Company encourages shareholders to submit questions about the business of the meeting in advance of the meeting by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and in so far as relevant to the business of the meeting questions will be responded to by email and taken into account as appropriate at the meeting itself.
- Voting at the AGM will be carried out by way of a poll so that the votes cast in advance and the votes of all shareholders appointing the Chair of the Meeting as their proxy to vote on their behalf can be taken into account.
- The results of the AGM will be announced as soon as practical after it has taken place.
Shareholders wishing to vote on any of the matters of business at the AGM are therefore strongly encouraged to:
- Submit their votes (as soon as possible) in advance of the meeting through the proxy and electronic voting facilities and to appoint the Chair of the meeting as their proxy for this purpose.
- Submit any questions in connection with the business of the meeting in advance.
- Look out for any updates in connection with the arrangements for the AGM via RNS and on the Company’s website.
Pharos Energy plc Tel: 020 603 1515
Tony Hunter, Company Secretary
Camarco Tel: 020 3757 4980
Billy Clegg | Owen Roberts | Monique Perks
Notes to editors
Pharos Energy plc is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on sustainable growth and returns to stakeholders, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Pharos has production, development and/or exploration interests in Egypt, Vietnam and Israel.
In Egypt, Pharos holds a 100% working interest in the El Fayum oil Concession in the Western Desert. The Concession produces from 10 fields and is located 80 km southwest of Cairo. It is operated by Petrosilah, a 50/50 JV between Pharos and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC). Pharos is also an operator with a 100% working interest in the North Beni Suef (NBS) Concession, which is located immediately south of the El Fayum Concession.
In Vietnam, Pharos has a 30.5% working interest in Block 16-1 which contains 97% of the Te Giac Trang (TGT) field and is operated by the Hoang Long Joint Operating Company. Pharos’ unitised interest in the TGT field is 29.7%. Pharos also has a 25% working interest in the Ca Ngu Vang (CVN) field located in Block 9-2, which is operated by the Hoan Vu Joint Operating Company. Blocks 16-1 and 9-2 are located in the shallow water Cuu Long Basin, offshore southern Vietnam. Pharos also holds a 70% interest in and is designated operator of Blocks 125 & 126, located in the moderate to deep water Phu Khanh Basin, north east of the Cuu Long Basin, offshore central Vietnam.
In Israel, Pharos together with Cairn Energy plc and Israel's Ratio Oil Exploration, have eight licences offshore Israel. Each party has an equal working interest and Cairn is the operator.