Maurel & Prom - Postponement of General Assembly to June 29, 2011

By Maurel Prom, PRNE
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

PARIS, May 5, 2011 - Following a discussion initiated with the Board of Directors
of the Company, it was established that the value of the investment made by
SEPLAT (Nigerian company, Maurel & Prom Nigeria 45%, itself wholly owned by
Maurel & Prom) was not fully reflected in the Group stock price.

Also, to better bring out the value of each major asset of the
Group (Gabon and Nigeria), the Board has therefore decided to study the
distribution to Maurel & Prom shareholders of shares of its Nigerian

This distribution will lead to a separate listing of this
company and will thus enable each shareholder to appreciate the true value.

An upcoming Board of Directors, to be held no later than May
24, 2011
, will specify how to possibly attribute the shares of Maurel & Prom
Nigeria as a special dividend to each Maurel & Prom shareholder , in addition
to the dividend of 0.25 EUR per share originally envisaged.

Accordingly, the Council decided to postpone until Wednesday,
June 29, 2011
at 10 am the holding the General Meeting originally scheduled
May 12, 2011, in order to prepare in the most adapted way the details of the
resolutions to be submitted for approval by the Assembly.

Next dates: 10 May 2011 Q1 2011 Sales (after close of trading)

This document may contain forward-looking statements regarding
the financial position, results, business and industrial strategy of Maurel &
Prom. By nature, forward-looking statements contain risks and uncertainties
to the extent that they are based on events or circumstances that may or may
not happen in the future. These projections are based on assumptions we
believe to be reasonable, but which may prove to be incorrect and which
depend on a number of risk factors such as, fluctuations in crude oil prices,
changes in exchange rates, uncertainties related to the valuation of our oil
reserves, actual rates of oil production and the related costs, operational
problems, political stability, legislative or regulatory reforms, or even
wars, terrorism and sabotage.

Maurel & Prom is listed on Euronext Paris - Compartment A -
CAC(R) Mid 60 - SBF120(R) - CAC(R) Mid & &Small - CAC(R) All-Tradable -
CAC(R) All-Share ISIN FR0000051070 / Bloomberg MAU.FP / Reuters MAUP.PA

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