Rose Petroleum plc

Notification of significant holding

16-April-2007

Under the FSA Disclosure and Transparency rules DTR 5, the following information falls to be disclosed:

The Company was notified on 16th April 2007 that Barclays PLC, through its subsidiary Barclays Stockbrokers Ltd, now holds 8,687,963 Ordinary Shares in the Company with effect from 13th April 2007, representing 5.90% of the Company’s total voting rights.

The Company confirms that it now has a total number of 147,143,823 Ordinary shares in issue and total number of 147,143,823 voting rights.