SOURCE: Zhaikmunai LP

March 01, 2011 07:24 ET

Zhaikmunai LP - Issuer Substitution and KASE Ltd

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                                                           1 March 2011

Zhaikmunai L.P.


Zhaikmunai L.P. (LSE: ZKM) ("Zhaikmunai"), the oil and gas exploration,
development and production business, is pleased to announce the coming
into effect of the substitution of Zhaikmunai LLP as the issuer, in
place of Zhaikmunai Finance B.V., of the notes issued on 19 October
2010. This substitution was planned at the time of the original issue
and was described in the offering memorandum dated 19 October 2010.

On 19 October 2010 Zhaikmunai Finance B.V., currently a subsidiary of
Zhaikmunai LLP, successfully issued a US$450 million senior bond with a
19 October 2015 maturity and a fixed coupon of 10.50% per annum
(the"Notes"). The Notes were listed on the Official List of the Luxembourg
Stock Exchange and admitted to trading on the Euro MTF Market. On 28
January 2010, the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) approved the
admission of the Notes to the "rated debt securities" category of the
official list of the KASE. The listing of the Notes on the KASE became
effective from 24 February 2011.

Following this approval, on 28 February 2011, Zhaikmunai Finance B.V.
and the existing guarantors of the Notes (including Zhaikmunai LLP)
entered into a supplemental indenture, as provided for and pursuant to
Section 4.15 of the indenture governing the Notes, under which
Zhaikmunai LLPassumed all of the original issuer's obligations under
the Notes and Zhaikmunai Finance B.V. was released from its obligations
under the Notesas the issuer. It is expected that the Notes will be
admitted to trading on the "rated debt securities" category of the
official list of the KASE on 2 March 2011. The Notes also continue to
be listed on the Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and
admitted to trading on the Euro MTF Market.

JSC "Halyk Finance" (Almaty) acted as financial advisor to Zhaikmunai
LLP in connection withthe KASE listing.

Jan-Ru Muller, Group CFO, said:"We are very pleased that Zhaikmunai bonds
 are now listed on the
Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. In addition to being present on
international financial markets via the stock exchanges in London and
Luxembourg, Zhaikmunai is now also present locally in Kazakhstan via
the KASE. On numerous occasions, Kazakh institutional investors have
indicated their interest in the Zhaikmunai bond being traded locally.
With the listing on the KASE Zhaikmunai caters to the growing demand
for its securities and expects to further broaden its investor base."


The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") nor
the securities laws of any state of the United States.The Notes may
not beoffered or sold into the United States absent registration or an
exemption from registration as provided in the Securities Act, and the
rules and regulations thereunder. There is no intention to register any
portion ofany offering of the Notes in the United States or to conduct
a public offering of the Notes in the United States.

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Further enquiries

Zhaikmunai LP

Bruno Meere, Investor Relations Officer             +44 (0)1624 68 21 79

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Philip Dennis
Elena Dobson                                  +44 (0) 20 7861 3232

About Zhaikmunai

Zhaikmunai is an independent oil and gas enterprise currently engaging
in the exploration and development and production of oil and gas. It is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (Ticker symbol: ZKM). Its principal
producing asset is the Chinarevskoye Field located in north-western
Kazakhstan. Zhaikmunai L.L.P., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zhaikmunai
L.P., holds a 100% interest in and is the operator of the Production
Sharing Agreement for the Chinarevskoye Field.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in this document are forward-looking.
Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the intent,
belief and current expectations of the Partnership or its officers with
respect to various matters. When used in this document, the words
and similar expressions, and the negatives thereof, are intended to
identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are not promises
or guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those suggested by any
such statements.

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