Imperial Names Kirsanova to Board

Imperial, the FTSE 250 energy company, today announces the appointment of Ekaterina Kirsanova as an Executive Director of Imperial Energy Corporation PLC.

Kirsanova, age 32, was one of the first employees of Imperial, having joined the company in 2004. Since the company's inception, as head of the Moscow office she has been responsible for strategic co-ordination with Ministries and other numerous Russian Government agencies.

Ekaterina currently holds awards entitling her to acquire 200,000 ordinary shares of 2.5 pence under the Imperial Energy Corporation PLC Long Term Incentive Plan.