FORM 8.3

           PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY

    A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

                  Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Full name of discloser:                    Investec Asset Management
                                               Limited

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short N/A
positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is
insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s),
settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to     OPHIR ENERGY PLC
whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with   N/A
an offeror/offeree, state this and specify
identity of offeror/offeree:

(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken:     26th February 2015

For an opening position disclosure, state the
latest practicable date prior to the
disclosure

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above,  NO
is the discloser making disclosures in respect
of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer,
state "N/A"

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one
class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy
table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant
security.

(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or
offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)

Class of relevant security:

                                     Interests           Short positions


      Number             %        Number         %

(1) Relevant         6,097,233     1.08
securities owned
and/or controlled:

(2) Cash-settled
derivatives:

(3) Stock-settled
derivatives
(including options)
and agreements to
purchase/sell:

TOTAL:               6,097,233     1.08

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded
options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be
given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other
employee options)

Class of relevant security in
relation to which subscription right
exists:

Details, including nature of the
rights concerned and relevant
percentages:

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of
the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as
appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

(a) Purchases and sales

 Class of relevant    Purchase/sale         Number of        Price per unit
     security                              securities

Common Stock        Purchase           55,033              1.391

GBP0.0025

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

   Class of      Product      Nature of dealing     Number of     Price per
   relevant    description                          reference       unit
   security                 e.g. opening/closing a  securities
                 e.g. CFD    long/short position,
                            increasing/reducing a
                             long/short position


(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of   Product    Writing,   Number of  Exercise   Type    Expiry   Option
relevant description purchasing, securities  price              date    money
security  e.g. call   selling,    to which  per unit   e.g.             paid/
           option      varying     option            American,         received
                        etc.      relates            European          per unit
                                                       etc.


(ii) Exercise

   Class of        Product       Exercising/      Number of    Exercise price
   relevant      description      exercised      securities       per unit
   security                        against
                  e.g. call
                    option


(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant    Nature of dealing          Details       Price per unit
    security                                                 (if applicable)
                     e.g. subscription,
                         conversion


4. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or
understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may
be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the person
making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in
concert with a party to the offer:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If
there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

NONE

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or
derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal,
between the person making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant
securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

NONE

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?                 NO

Date of disclosure:                    27th February 2015

Contact name:                          IAN GARTSHORE

Telephone number:                      02075971825

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory
Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at
monitoring@disclosure.org.uk . The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is
available for consultation in relation to the Code's disclosure requirements on
+44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk .

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