Premier Makes Changes to the Board

Premier appointed David Lindsell and Michel Romieu as non-executive directors with effect from Jan. 17, 2008.

Lindsell has recently retired from Ernst & Young, where he has been a partner for nearly 30 years. He specializes in audit and assurance services. He has extensive experience across a range of industry sectors, with a strong knowledge of the oil and gas sector, having been the audit partner for BP for seven years. His most recent role at Ernst & Young has been to ensure that international accounting standards are applied in a consistent manner throughout the firm.

He is a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, a member of the Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Board and a member of the Supervisory Board of European Financial Reporting Advisory Group.

Romieu has more than 30 years experience in the international energy sector, including 25 years with the Elf Group, where he held the positions of CEO of Elf Nigeria, Elf UK and the Group's Gas Division. During his period as Chief Executive of Elf UK, he was elected President of the UK Offshore Operators Association for year 1995.

On his retirement from Elf in 2000, Michel became Director for Gas of CRE, the French Energy Regulator, a position he held until 2003, when he established his own consultancy specialising in advice to the gas industry. Michel is a lecturer on international marketing of natural gas at the French Petroleum Institute and President of Uprigaz, the federation of new entrants in the French gas market.

Premier also announces today the retirement of Scott Dobbie and Ron Emerson as non-executive directors, with effect from June 6th 2008, the date of Premier's Annual General Meeting. Dobbie joined the Board in December 2000 and Emerson joined the Board in March 2001.