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David Bamford to retire from Tullow Oil

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Staff writer | London, United Kingdom | December 12, 2013
Tullow OilDecember 12, 2013, London, United Kingdom - Tullow Oil announced that David Bamford, senior independent director and chairman of the remuneration committee, will retire from the board at the conclusion of Tullow's 2014 AGM on April 30, 2014.
Mr. Bamford was appointed as a non-executive Director in 2004.

With a PhD in Geological Sciences, he has had more than 23 years of exploration experience with BP where he was chief geophysicist from 1990 to 1995, general manager for West Africa from 1995 to 1998, and acted as vice president, exploration, directing BP's global exploration programme, from 2001 to 2003.

Mr. Bamford is a member of Remuneration, Nominations and EHS Committees. He is a director or adviser to several small companies, including his own consultancy, and he writes regularly for journals such as OilVoice and ROGTEC.

He co-founded Finding Petroleum and OilEdge as vehicles for online communication in the oil and gas industry.

The company also announced that Graham Martin will relinquish his duties as General Counsel of Tullow, effective January 1, 2014, and will continue as an Executive Director and Company Secretary.

Mr. Martin is a UK solicitor and joined Tullow as Legal and Commercial Director in 1997 from Vinson & Elkins.

Prior to that, he was a partner in Dickson Minto W.S., a UK corporate law firm. He has more than 30 years of experience of UK and international corporate and energy transactions and has been the principal legal adviser to Tullow since 1986.

He was appointed General Counsel in 2004 and Company Secretary in 2008.

The company also announced that Ann Grant will take over as the Senior Independent Director.

Ms. Grant was appointed as a non-executive Director in May 2008. She joined the UK Diplomatic Service in 1971; from 1998, she worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London as Director for Africa and the Commonwealth, and from 2000 to 2005 was British High Commissioner to South Africa.

Ms. Grant is a member of Audit and Nominations Committees. In 2005, she joined Standard Chartered Bank focusing on its Africa business.

She is a Board member of the Overseas Development Institute, an independent trustee on the UK Disasters Emergency Committee and a Council Member of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Rift Valley Institute.

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