Section 430(2B) Announcement

This announcement sets out the disclosure required by section 430(2B) of the Companies Act 2006 in relation to the departure of Nicholas Cooper from Ophir Energy plc (the “Company”).

Nick Cooper to Step Down as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Ophir (the “Board”) announces that, by mutual agreement, Dr Nicholas (Nick) Cooper the current Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, has stepped down from the Board with immediate effect. Nick will remain an employee of the Company at this time and will be leaving the Company after a short handover period. Mr Alan Booth, currently a non-executive director of the Company, has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, until a new Chief Executive Officer is appointed.