RNS Number : 9637M
Oracle Power PLC
03 August 2017

3 August 2017




("Oracle" or the "Company")


Board Appointment



Oracle Power PLC (AIM:ORCP), the UK energy developer of a combined lignite coal mine and mine mouth power plant located in the Thar desert in the south-eastern Sindh Province of Pakistan, today announces the appointment of Mr Andreas Migge to its Board of Directors, as a Non-executive Director, with immediate effect.


Mr Migge's appointment is intended to strengthen the Company's Board, particularly in bringing Block VI, Thar Coalfield, to financial close, as well as to provide further access to a wide international investor base and to identify new diversification opportunities in the natural resources and energy sector.


Mr Migge has had a career in Investment Banking and Private Equity with a focus on energy and natural resources. He has an international background, having worked in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


Post-graduation Mr Migge joined JP Morgan, where he executed capital markets and M&A transactions. He served as an Investment Manager at Alpinvest Capital Partners and as a Director of GE Capital in London.  Subsequently, he worked in the UAE as a Principal in the Special Situations group at the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, focused on the power sector.  Mr Migge is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Pelletasia Holdings Pte Limited. 


Mr Migge has considerable international transaction experience, notably leading the acquisition of the power plants Lalpir and Pakgen in Pakistan, which was voted "Deal of the Year Asia".  In 2014, he was a founding investor and member of the sponsor team for the Reata Prospect, an on-going shale oil exploration project in the Permian Basin in the US. Mr Migge has also led investments in power projects in Iraq and coal mining restructuring projects in the US.


He served in the Special Forces of the German Air Force and holds an MBA from Yale University.


Anthony Scutt, Chairman of Oracle, said:


"It is with pleasure that I welcome Andreas to our Board.  He is a highly experienced investment banker with a strong investment and cross border experience in the resources and energy sector.  His expertise will be of considerable value to the development of the Company going forward."


Mr Andreas Migge, aged 50, is, or has been, a director or partner of the following companies or partnerships during the past five years:


Current directorships and/or partnerships

Former directorships and/or partnerships (within the last five years)

Pelletasia Holdings Pte Limited

Anglo Manganese Plc

Pelletasia Victorias Corporation

Khyber Capital Limited

Philippine Land Resources Pte Limited

Pelletasia South Pte Limited



There is no further information to be disclosed in respect of the above appointment pursuant to paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.



For further information:


Oracle Power PLC

Shahrukh Khan


+44 (0) 203 580 4314

Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser)

Salmaan Khawaja, Richard Tonthat, Daniel Bush 


+44 (0) 207 373 5100

Brandon Hill Capital Limited (Joint Broker)

Oliver Stansfield


+44 (0)203 463 5000

Peterhouse Corporate Finance (Joint Broker)

Charles Goodfellow


+44 (0)20 7220 9791


Tim Blythe, Camilla Horsfall, Megan Ray 


+44 (0) 207 138 3204


Matt Beale, Bill Kemmery


+44 (0)7966 389196


The information contained within this announcement is considered to be inside information, for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014, prior to its release.       





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