Rose Petroleum plc

Shareholdings in Company

24-October-2014

Shareholdings in Company

Rose Petroleum plc, the London-listed (ROSE.L) natural resources company, announces that it received notification yesterday that on 23 October 2014, Peaseblossom Limited acquired 4,100,000 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") from Caithness Limited at a price of 3.15 pence per Ordinary Share.

Peaseblossom Limited is controlled by Roy Williams and following this transaction, Roy Williams is beneficially interested in a total of 157,781,715 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 12.04% of the current issued share capital of the Company.

Following this transaction, Caithness Limited is interested in 116,133,333 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 8.86% of the current issued share capital of the Company.

Total Voting Rights

Further to the announcement on 21 October 2014 regarding the issue of 4,178,152 Ordinary Shares, the Company announces that its issued share capital as at the date of this announcement consists of 1,310,185,133 ordinary shares of 0.1p each with one voting right per share. The Company does not hold any shares in treasury. Therefore the total number of Ordinary Shares and voting rights in the Company is 1,310,185,133.

The above figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.