Rose Petroleum plc

Directors' Shareholdings

16-January-2012

Directors' Shareholdings

The Directors of VANE were notified on 13 January 2012 that earlier that day the following Directors purchased ordinary shares in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") as follows:

Director
Number of Ordinary Shares purchased
Purchase price paid per Ordinary Share (pence)
Total number of Ordinary Shares interested in
Total % of VANE’s issued share capital
David Newton, CEO*
227,515
0.89
727,515
0.16
Matthew Idiens, Director
1,000,000
500,000 Ordinary Shares at 0.8p and 500,000 Ordinary Shares at 0.875p
15,805,880
3.57

 * held through David Newton’s self-invested pension plan