U.S. OIL and GAS plc's (Ticker: USOP) core activities are in the USA, with ongoing exploration activity in Nevada where the company holds a large lease acreage.

21 July, 2011 - US Oil and Gas plc - Share Transfers

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21 July 2011

U.S. Oil and Gas PLC ("USOIL" or "the Company")

Share Transfers

U.S. Oil and Gas plc (PLUS:USOP), the oil and gas exploration company with exploration assets in Nye County, Nevada makes the following announcement. 

Karim Akrawi, the recently appointed Exploration Manager, has exercised a right contained in the terms of his employment, which  relates to him taking 100,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company in lieu of payment. The aforementioned 100,000 ordinary shares were transferred to Mr Akrawi from the Company's treasury on 20 July 2011. 

In addition, 55,000 ordinary shares were transferred to Peter Whelan from the Company's treasury on 14 July 2011, for services rendered. 

Following the aforementioned transfers, the Company now holds 845,000 ordinary shares in its treasury, which represents 2.25% of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.  

THE DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT

For further information contact:

U.S. Oil and Gas plc

Brian McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer +353 (0) 872383419

SVS Securities plc - PLUS Corporate Adviser

Peter Ward / Alexander Brearley +44 (0)20 7638 5600

SVS Securities plc - Broker

Ian Callaway / Alex Mattey +44 (0)20 7638 5600

ian.callaway@svssecurities.com

Notes to Editors

US Oil and Gas plc is a PLUS (Ticker: USOP) listed oil and gas exploration company with a strategy to identify and acquire oil and gas assets in the early phase of the upstream life-cycle and mature them in to  marketable opportunities  for the medium and large-sized oil companies. The Company's main asset is in Nye County,  Nevada where it holds the entire share capital of the US-based company Major Oil International LLC. Major Oil has acquired, and intends to acquire, rights to exploration and development acreage in two high potential resource areas in Hot Creek Valley, Nye County, adjacent to the oil and gas rich Railroad Valley area of Nevada, both of which are part of the Sevier Thrust of central Nevada and western Utah, USA.

For further information please refer to our website at: www.usoil.us

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