39 Kosmos will be the technical operator during the exploration phase of the license, with BP taking over to manage any development in the event of exploration success. MANAGING OUR FOOTPRINT In 2017, we conducted a 3D seismic campaign in blocks 5, 6, 11, and 12 covering over 16,000 square kilometers, the largest data acquisition in our company’s history. The seismic survey was planned and executed to minimize potential exposure to the environment, particularly marine mammals and sea turtles. Two marine fauna observers (MFOs) and one passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) operator were present. Kosmos and its partners spent over a year developing an understanding of the potential impacts of our seismic survey on the waters offshore São Tomé and Príncipe through the preparation of an environmental, health and social impact assessment (ESHIA). For each block, the ESHIA was developed by independent consultants and approved by the São Tomé and Príncipe Ministry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment. A project-specific marine fauna protection plan was developed to include approved marine fauna mitigations, and appropriate experts were engaged to assist in compliance with the plan. Through research and engagement, we are proud that we could design a seismic survey that exceeded international environmental standards. We are committed to working closely and transparently with local and international stakeholders to safeguard São Tomé and Príncipe’s unique biodiversity. By following international standards and engaging in dialogue with international and local organizations, we believe oil and gas exploration can proceed in a responsible and environmentally- sensitive manner. ENGAGEMENT AND LISTENING Kosmos is committed to transparency and active promotion of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in each of our host countries, including São Tomé and Príncipe, which has been a member country since 2012. Kosmos has established regular engagement with the Director of EITI and the multi-stakeholder group in São Tomé and Príncipe. In 2017, we deepened our relationship with EITI and plan to work together in 2018 to hold knowledge-building workshops on the oil and gas industry for local stakeholders and the media. During the ESHIA process for our seismic survey in 2017, we participated in public consultation forums, met with a variety of government and civil society stakeholders, engaged with fishing communities, and established a formal grievance mechanism for individuals potentially impacted by our activities. The assessment included extensive consultation on both islands, which presented several opportunities for interested parties to provide feedback. This feedback was incorporated into the Environmental Management Plan and survey design. To keep stakeholders informed, a community engagement program was also conducted ahead of the seismic acquisition. The program included members from Kosmos, Galp, Agencia Nacional do Petroleo de São Tomé e Príncipe (ANP-STP), the national oil company, the local NGO MARAPA, and the Ministry of Fisheries. After the seismic campaign had concluded, we re-visited key local and international stakeholders to update them on the completion of the survey and the success of our environmental mitigation plans. Kosmos has had an ongoing dialogue with Fauna & Flora International (FFI) regarding our seismic campaign offshore São Tomé and Príncipe. FFI provided valuable feedback on our survey design and mitigation measures, and we agreed to continue conversations around seismic acquisition and any future exploration drilling. We also shared cetacean and marine mammal data acquired by our marine fauna observers and other scientists on the seismic vessel during the acquisition program. POSITIVE IMPACTS Kosmos and our partners are contractually obligated to spend approximately $3.3 million on social investment projects over four years (2016-2019) under the terms of our An artisanal fisherman checks his equipment on the shores of São Tomé. Kosmos held public consultations with the fishing community and other local stakeholders in São Tomé and Príncipe prior to beginning seismic operations.