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Gulfsands Petroleum plc announces appointment of non-executive director

Monday, Nov 26, 2012

Gulfsands Petroleum plc ("Gulfsands", the "Group" or the "Company" - AIM: GPX), the oil and gas production, exploration and development company with activities in Syria, Tunisia and the U.S.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joseph Darby as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

Joe, 64, is currently a Non-executive Director on a number of Boards including Premier Oil plc and Alkane Energy plc. He has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector, including eight years with Shell Petroleum before becoming Managing Director of Thomson North Sea Ltd. He has held a number of senior roles, including Chief Executive with LASMO plc, Chairman of Mowlem plc (2005-2006) and Faroe Petroleum plc (2003-2007).

Commenting on Mr. Darby's appointment, Andrew West, Chairman of Gulfsands said:

"My Board colleagues and I are delighted to welcome Joe Darby to join us. His wealth of experience, both as a career oil and gas man and as a non-executive director of several public companies, will be invaluable to the Company and its shareholders at this critical juncture in our fortunes. I much look forward to our working together."

Source: Gulfsands Petroleum

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