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Tower Resources PLC

01 April 2021

1 April 2021

Tower Resources plc

Grant of Options under Annual Long Term Incentive Plan

Issue of Warrants to Directors

Tower Resources plc (the "Company" or "Tower" (TRP.L, TRP LN)), the AIM listed oil and gas company with its focus on Africa, announces that it has made an annual award of share options under its Long Term Incentive plan, and has also issued warrants in lieu of fees to Directors and to one of its contractors in respect of the second quarter of 2021.

The share options (the "Options") over a total of 88 million new ordinary shares ("Shares") in the capital of the Company were awarded on 31 March 2021 at an exercise price of 0.45 pence per ordinary share, being a premium of 43% over the closing price of the Shares on that day. The Options will vest in three equal tranches being 12, 24 and 36 months respectively after issue and will expire, if not previously exercised, on the fifth anniversary of their issue, and will be governed by the terms of the Company's existing share option scheme (the "Scheme"). The award of options under the Long Term Incentive plan is an annual event, which normally takes place in the first quarter of each year, but was delayed in 2020 due to a closed period and other factors.

Details of the grant to directors, PDMRs and consultants are set out below:

 
 Director/PDMR       Existing number   Number of new      Total number 
                      of options        options granted    of options held 
                                                           following issue 
 Jeremy Asher(++)    120,000,000       60,000,000         180,000,000 
                    ----------------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 Honore Dairou       25,000,000        20,000,000         45,000,000 
                    ----------------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 Consultants         10,000,000        6,500,000          16,500,000 
                    ----------------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 Others              2,500,000         1,500,000          4,000,000 
                    ----------------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 TOTAL               157,500,000       88,000,000         245,500,000 
                    ----------------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 

++ Held by Pegasus Petroleum Ltd, which is owned and controlled by Jeremy Asher

The Company also announces the following issue of warrants to Directors in lieu of fees.

Warrants are being issued in lieu of GBP30,000 (in aggregate) of Directors fees to Paula Brancato and Mark Enfield (Non-Executive Directors), and Jeremy Asher (as Chairman) in settlement of fees due for the period from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021, to conserve the Company's working capital.

The warrants are exercisable at a strike price of 0.45 pence ("Warrants"), which is a premium of 43% to the closing share price of 0.315 pence per share on 31 March 2021, and is the same strike price used for the Company's recently awarded Long Term Incentive Options for management, and are exercisable for a period of 5 years from the date of issue. The Warrants being issued are detailed below:

 
 Director          Number of         Total number      Shareholding       % of issued 
                    Warrants being    of Warrants       upon exercise      share capital 
                    issued            held including    of total number    upon exercise 
                                      this issue*       of Warrants        of Warrants 
                                                        held 
 Jeremy Asher      6,499,133         264,776,160       603,907,241        24.20% 
                  ----------------  ----------------  -----------------  --------------- 
 Paula Brancato    3,249,567         9,018,873         9,018,873          0.36% 
                  ----------------  ----------------  -----------------  --------------- 
 Mark Enfield      3,249,567         7,175,025         9,052,169          0.36% 
                  ----------------  ----------------  -----------------  --------------- 
 

*Warrants are held at different prices.

As previously announced, the Directors will consider issuing further warrants in lieu of fees for each calendar quarter based on the closing price of the shares and the warrant valuation on the last day of the previous quarter and will make an election and announce the issue of warrants (if so elected) at the earliest opportunity in each calendar quarter. This election will be made by the Board with each Director taking into consideration the working capital position of the Company.

Finally, the Company also announces the issue of 4,000,000 warrants, on the same terms as the Warrants issued to Directors, to Mr Duncan Rushworth in lieu of fees for his work for the Company during the period from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Warrants and Options in issue

Following the above issue of Options and Warrants, the total number of Warrants in issue is 765,647,730 equating to 27.93% of the Company's enlarged share capital assuming full exercise of all warrants and share options, and the total number of Options in issue is 245,500,000 equating to 8.96% of the Company's enlarged share capital assuming full exercise of all warrants and share options.

Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure

Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.

Contacts

 
 Tower Resources plc             +44 20 7157 9625 
 Jeremy Asher 
  Chairman and CEO 
 
   Andrew Matharu 
   VP - Corporate Affairs 
 
 SP Angel Corporate Finance 
  LLP 
  Nominated Adviser and Joint 
  Broker 
  Stuart Gledhill                + 44 20 3470 
  Caroline Rowe                   0470 
 ETX Capital 
  Joint Broker                   + 44 20 7392 
  Elliot Hance                    1436 
 
 Turner Pope Investments 
  (TPI) Limited 
  Joint Broker                   + 44 20 3657 
  Andy Thacker                    0050 
 Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited 
  Joint Broker 
  Nick Lovering                  + 44 20 7886 
  Hugh Rich                       2500 
 

NOTIFICATION AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF TRANSACTIONS BY PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERSONS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THEM:

 
 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name:                              Mark Enfield 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 2.   Reason for the notification 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status:                   Non-Executive Director 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment:    Initial notification 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name:                              Tower Resources PLC 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI:                               2138002J9VH6PN7P2B09 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 4.   Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
       for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
       (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
       have been conducted 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the financial       Ordinary Shares of 
       instrument, type of instrument:    0.001 pence each 
       Identification code:               GB00BZ6D6J81 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Nature of the transaction:         Warrants in lieu of 
                                          Directors fees 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s):              Price(s)      Volume(s) 
                                            0.45 pence    3,249,567 
                                                         ---------- 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 d)   Aggregated information:            Single transaction 
       Aggregated volume:                 as in 4 c) above Price(s)      Volume(s) 
       Price:                              0.45 pence    3,249,567 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 e)   Date of the transaction:           1 April 2021 
                                          07:00 BST 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Place of the transaction:          Outside a trading 
                                          venue 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 
 
 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name:                              Paula Brancato 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 2.   Reason for the notification 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status:                   Non-Executive Director 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment:    Initial notification 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name:                              Tower Resources PLC 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI:                               2138002J9VH6PN7P2B09 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 4.   Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
       for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
       (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
       have been conducted 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the financial       Ordinary Shares of 
       instrument, type of instrument:    0.001 pence each 
       Identification code:               GB00BZ6D6J81 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Nature of the transaction:         Warrants in lieu of 
                                          Directors fees 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s):              Price(s)      Volume(s) 
                                            0.45 pence    3,249,567 
                                                         ---------- 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 d)   Aggregated information:            Single transaction 
       Aggregated volume:                 as in 4 c) above Price(s)      Volume(s) 
       Price:                              0.45 pence    3,249,567 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 e)   Date of the transaction:           1 April 2021 
                                          07:00 BST 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Place of the transaction:          Outside a trading 
                                          venue 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 
 
 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name:                              Jeremy Asher 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 2.   Reason for the notification 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status:                   Chairman and Chief 
                                          Executive Officer 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment:    Initial notification 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name:                              Tower Resources PLC 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI:                               2138002J9VH6PN7P2B09 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 4.   Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
       for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
       (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
       have been conducted 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the financial       Ordinary Shares of 
       instrument, type of instrument:    0.001 pence each 
       Identification code:               GB00BZ6D6J81 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Nature of the transaction:         Warrants in lieu of 
                                          Directors fees 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s):              Price(s)      Volume(s) 
                                            0.45 pence    6,499,133 
                                                         ---------- 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 d)   Aggregated information:            Single Transaction 
       Aggregated volume:                 as in 4 c) above Price(s)      Volume(s) 
       Price:                              0.45 pence    6,499,133 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 e)   Date of the transaction:           1 April 2021 
                                          07:00 BST 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Place of the transaction:          Outside a trading 
                                          venue 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 
 
 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name:                              Jeremy Asher 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 2.   Reason for the notification 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status:                   Chairman and CEO 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment:    Initial notification 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name:                              Tower Resources PLC 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI:                               2138002J9VH6PN7P2B09 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 4.   Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
       for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
       (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
       have been conducted 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the financial       Ordinary Shares of 
       instrument, type of instrument:    0.001 pence each 
       Identification code:               GB00BZ6D6J81 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Nature of the transaction:          Share Options 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s):              Price(s)      Volume(s) 
                                            0.45 pence    60,000,000 
                                                         ----------- 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 d)   Aggregated information:            Single transaction 
       Aggregated volume:                 as in 4 c) above Price(s)      Volume(s) 
       Price:                              0.45 pence    60,000,000 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 e)   Date of the transaction:           1 April 2021 
                                          07:00 BST 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Place of the transaction:          Outside a trading 
                                          venue 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 
 
 1.   Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name:                              Honore Dairou 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 2.   Reason for the notification 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Position/status:                   Director Tower Resources 
                                          Cameroon S.A 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Initial notification/Amendment:    Initial notification 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 3.   Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Name:                              Tower Resources PLC 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   LEI:                               2138002J9VH6PN7P2B09 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 4.   Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
       for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
       (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
       have been conducted 
     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)   Description of the financial       Ordinary Shares of 
       instrument, type of instrument:    0.001 pence each 
       Identification code:               GB00BZ6D6J81 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 b)   Nature of the transaction:          Share Options 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s):              Price(s)      Volume(s) 
                                            0.45 pence    20,000,000 
                                                         ----------- 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 d)   Aggregated information:            Single transaction 
       Aggregated volume:                 as in 4 c) above Price(s)      Volume(s) 
       Price:                              0.45 pence    20,000,000 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 e)   Date of the transaction:           1 April 2021 
                                          07:00 BST 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 f)   Place of the transaction:          Outside a trading 
                                          venue 
     ---------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 

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