THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION.
14 December 2018
IGas Energy plc (AIM: IGAS)
("IGas" or "the Company")
IGas announces that today, HHJ Simon Barker QC, in the High Court in London, renewed its interim injunction covering its operations at Springs Road, Tinker Lane and Ellesmere Port. The interim injunction was originally granted on 3 September 2018.
The injunction, granted against three categories of 'Persons Unknown', prohibits conduct including trespass on IGas' land, unlawful interference with access to IGas' land and obstruction of the highway (including by slow-walking, lock-ons and lorry surfing).
The order states that if any of the Defendants disobeys the order that Defendant may be held to be in contempt of court which may lead to imprisonment, fines or seizure of assets.
The injunction does not prevent anyone effectively exercising their rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression.
Notice of the injunction order and a copy of the full text of the order will be made available at http://IGasplc.com.
Commenting Stephen Bowler, CEO, said:
"We are pleased that the High Court has renewed this injunction which gives assurance to employees, contractors, suppliers and the general public that they can go about their lawful business without intimidation and unlawful activity from activists.
We have continued to experience situations where activists are putting themselves and others at risk, which is unacceptable. We have a duty of care to take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone in and around our sites."
For further information please contact:
IGas Energy plc
Tel: +44 (0)20 7993 9899
Stephen Bowler, Chief Executive Officer
Julian Tedder, Chief Financial Officer
Ann-marie Wilkinson, Director of Corporate Affairs
Investec Bank plc (NOMAD and Joint Corporate Broker)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7597 5970
Sara Hale/Jeremy Ellis/Neil Coleman
Canaccord Genuity (Joint Corporate Broker)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7523 8000
Tel: +44 (0)20 7830 9700
Patrick d'Ancona/Chris McMahon