LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/12 -- Heritage Oil Plc (TSX:HOC)(LSE:HOIL), an independent upstream exploration and production company, announces that on 21 March 2012 it purchased 25,000 Ordinary Shares to be held in treasury at 155.9271 pence per share (with a price range of 155.7 and 156.0 pence per share). Following this purchase, Heritage Oil Plc holds 33,706,107 Ordinary Shares in treasury, and has 256,041,923 Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding treasury shares) as well as 2,811,408 exchangeable shares of no par value of Heritage Oil Corporation, each carrying one voting right in Heritage.
The total number of voting rights in Heritage, excluding treasury shares, as at 21 March 2012 is 258,853,331.
The above figure (258,853,331) may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Heritage under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Notes to Editors
-- Heritage is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The trading symbol is HOIL. Heritage has a further listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:HOC). -- Heritage is an independent upstream exploration and production company engaged in the exploration for, and the development, production and acquisition of, oil and gas in its core areas of Africa, the Middle East and Russia. -- Heritage has a producing property in Russia, exploration projects in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malta, Pakistan, Tanzania and Mali and an investment in Libya. -- For further information please refer to our website, www.heritageoilplc.com.