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UK: Richard Hardman to sure up Regal Petroleum


16 Jun 2005

Regal is pleased to announce the appointments of Sir Peter Heap KCMG as Non-Executive Director and Interim Chairman of Regal and Richard F P Hardman CBE as Executive Director responsible for Exploration. Sir Peter Heap is a former specialist adviser to numerous companies including HSBC Investment Bank, Amerada Hess plc and the BOC Group. Prior to his advisory roles Sir Peter was with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the British Government for over 36 years, including being the Ambassador in Brazil (1992-1995), Senior Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong (1989-1992), British High Commissioner, Bahamas (1983-1986), as well as the Head of Energy Department (1980-1983). His appointment is with immediate effect. Richard Hardman is an explorationist and a qualified Geologist with over 40 years industry experience with oil majors including 10 years at BP, 11 years at AMOCO, 3 years at Superior Oil and 18 years at Amerada Hess. Since 2001 Richard has been working as a senior consultant to various oil and gas companies including Enterprise Oil, Neptune, FX Energy Inc and Atlantic Petroleum UK Limited. He is the former Chairman of both the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain and the former President of the Geological Society. His appointment is with immediate effect. The Board of Regal now comprises of the following directors: - Sir Peter Heap (Non-executive Director and Interim Non-executive Chairman) - Dr Rex Gaisford (Chief Executive Officer) - Mr Roger Phillips (Finance Director) - Mr Richard Hardman (Executive Director - Exploration) - Lord St John of Bletso (Non-executive Director) In the last 5 years Richard Hardman is or has been a director of Atlantic Petroleum UK Limited and FX Energy Inc. Source: Regal Petroleum




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