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hardman completes sale to bg group

  1. angers

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    Hardman Resources Ltd (“Hardman” or “the Company”) is pleased to advise completion of
    the sale to BG Group (“BG”) of interests previously acquired from ENI-Agip in two
    Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) areas offshore Mauritania, West Africa.
    As previously advised (see announcement of 19 February 2004), Hardman had agreed to sell
    to BG a 13.084 percent interest in the PSC covering Area A and an 11.630 percent interest in
    the PSC covering area B, offshore Mauritania. These interests had been acquired by
    Hardman as a result of the non ENI-Agip joint venture partners pre-empting a proposed sale
    of the ENI-Agip stake to a major international oil company.
    The consent of the other Mauritanian joint venture partners having been obtained, the sale to
    BG settled on 31 March 2004. At settlement, Hardman received a cash payment of
    US$132,000,000. In addition BG has assumed an ongoing liability to ENI-Agip of
    approximately US$5.1 million, payable contingent on the attainment of certain exploration
    and production milestones.
    Hardman’s Managing Director, Ted Ellyard commented: “We are very pleased to have
    completed this transaction with BG and welcome this company to the Mauritania consortium.
    We look forward to working with BG as a valued partner in what we are sure will be a highly
    successful venture”.

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