Petrel Energy Limited (ASX: PRLDA) ("Petrel") is pleased to announce that as a result of the Warrego Transaction closing and in accordance with resolutions 4 to 8 at the 15 March 2019 Extraordinary Meeting ("EGM") there have been a number of changes to Board and Management of the Company. As foreshadowed in the Notice of Meeting for the EGM David Casey and Alex Sundich have resigned as Managing Director and Non-executive Director respectively.
Petrel has changed its name to Warrego Energy Limited ("Warrego") and will change its ASX code to WGO on 29 March 2019 once the share consolidation deferred settlement procedures end. The new look board appointed at the EGM and executive appointments are as follows:Greg Columbus
- Non-executive ChairmanDennis Donald
^* - Managing Director, Chief Executive OfficerDuncan MacNiven
^* - Executive Director - Approvals, H&S, EnvironmentalOwain Franks
^* - Executive Director - Finance, Strategy & DeliveryMark Routh
^ - Non-executive DirectorDavid Biggs
^ - Non-executive DirectorIan Kirkham
- Company Secretary
^Biographies for new appointees were provided in the EGM Notice of Meeting and are available by clicking on the board members' name.
*The newly appointed Remuneration Committee consisting of Non-executive Directors is currently finalising remuneration details for Messrs Donald, MacNiven and Franks.
Commenting on the EGM and new look board, Chairman, Mr Greg Columbus, said: "We are very pleased with the support provided by Petrel shareholders at the EGM with RTO and new Director resolutions carried by 98% or more of votes cast by proxy. This vote of confidence in the combined entities board and management team all goes well for the drilling of West Erregulla-2 in May which is potentially the most significant well drilled onshore Australia this year".
Dennis Donald, Managing Director said: "The new board is focused on the imminent West Erregulla-2 which has been added to the Company's portfolio as a result of the RTO along with $5m from the recently completed Warrego Convertible Note issue. With Strike funding the first A$11,000,000 of expenditure on West Erregulla-2 and drilling to commence in about 10 weeks' time this is an exciting time for the Company."
Greg Columbus, Non-executive Chairman said: "The Board would like to thank David and Alex for their leadership and service in successfully combining Petrel and Warrego to provide shareholders with potentially two key assets in the North Perth Basin and 2 well opportunities in the coming 12 months."