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Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.

13 May 2021

13 May 2021

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP)

("Gulf Keystone", "GKP" or "the Company")

Special dividend of $25 million

Gulf Keystone, a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is pleased to announce that the Board has approved the declaration of a special dividend of $25 million.

Jon Harris, Gulf Keystone's Chief Executive Officer, said:

"Given continuing strong oil prices, improving macroeconomic conditions and our robust financial position, we are pleased to deliver on our commitment to consider further shareholder distributions and declare a $25 million special dividend, bringing total dividends for shareholder approval at the upcoming AGM to $50 million. We will continue to balance investment in growth and returns to shareholders as we develop and realise value from the Shaikan Field for the benefit of all stakeholders."

Following the previously announced resumption of the Company's annual dividend policy and declaration of a $25 million dividend, Gulf Keystone will be seeking shareholder approval at the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") on 18 June 2021 to pay total dividends of $50 million, comprising the $25 million annual dividend and today's announced $25 million special dividend.

The annual dividend of $25 million is expected to be paid on 2 July 2021, based on a record date of 25 June 2021. The special dividend of $25 million is expected to be paid on 6 August 2021, based on a record date of 30 July 2021.

Both dividends will be payable in pounds sterling and converted from dollars at the spot rate prevailing on the relevant record dates.

As at 12 May 2021, the Company had a cash balance of $179 million.


 Gulf Keystone:                             +44 (0) 20 7514 1400 
 Aaron Clark, Head of Investor Relations    aclark@gulfkeystone.com 
 Celicourt Communications:                  + 44(0) 20 8434 2754 
 Mark Antelme                               GKP@Celicourt.uk 
  Jimmy Lea 

or visit: www.gulfkeystone.com

Notes to Editors:

Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd. (LSE: GKP) is a leading independent operator and producer in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Further information on Gulf Keystone is available on its website www.gulfkeystone.com


This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to the risks and uncertainties associated with the oil & gas exploration and production business. These statements are made by the Company and its Directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this announcement but such statements should be treated with caution due to inherent risks and uncertainties, including both economic and business factors and/or factors beyond the Company's control or within the Company's control where, for example, the Company decides on a change of plan or strategy. This announcement has been prepared solely to provide additional information to shareholders to assess the Group's strategies and the potential for those strategies to succeed. This announcement should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.

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