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Cyprus, 28 September 2011

Reference is made to the stock exchange notices dated 14 and 21 September 2011. Seabird Exploration PLC ("SeaBird" or "SBX") is continuing discussions with key stakeholders including Norsk Tillitsmann ASA ("NTM") in respect of evaluating several alternatives to strengthen SeaBird's financial position going forward, hereunder to establish a new financing structure for SBX. Based on the ongoing dialogue, NTM has granted an extension of the grace period with five business days, bringing the payment date to 5 October 2011. The extension is given on the condition that interest and default interest will accrue pursuant to the bond agreement. The extension may be terminated at any time upon (i) the receipt by the Bond Trustee of a written instruction from the appropriate number of the voting bonds to revoke the extension of the grace period, or (ii) a bondholders' meeting resolves to revoke the extension of the grace period.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Tim Isden
CEO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: +971 504 539075

 

Erik Hansen
CFO SeaBird Exploration
Phone: +47 94 87 48 47

 

SeaBird Exploration PLC "SeaBird" is a global provider of marine solutions for seabed acquisition of 3D/4C/4D multimode seismic data with OBN operations, marine 2D and 3D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high end of the source vessel and 2D market, as well as in the shallow water 2D/3D market. Main focus for the company is proprietary seismic surveys (contract seismic). Main success criteria for the company are an unrelenting focus on Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ), combined with efficient collection of high quality seismic data.

 

All statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. These factors include SeaBird`s reliance on a cyclical industry and the utilization of the company's vessels. Actual results may differ substantially from those expected or projected in the forward-looking statements.

 

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.