Northern Petroleum Plc
LSE : NOP

December 30, 2009 02:00 ET

Notification of Shareholding

                                                                                      30 December 2009


                                        Northern Petroleum Plc
                                     ("Northern" or "the Company")
                                                   
                                     Notification of Shareholding


TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are
   attached:
   Northern Petroleum Plc

2. Reason for the notification (please place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s):

   An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( X )
   
   An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares
   already issued to which voting rights are attached: (    )
   
   An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (    )
   
   Other (please specify): (   )
   
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:
   The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):
   ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
   
5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different):
   24/12/2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:
   29/12/2009

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:
   5%

8. Notified details:
   .......




A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible           Situation previous to the Triggering transaction
using the ISIN CODE
                                         Number of shares               Number of voting Rights
                                                                                    
GB00B0D47T64                                 4,598,565                         4,598,565
                                                                   

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Class/type of shares if        Number of shares          Number of voting rights                % of voting rights
possible using the ISIN CODE                                                                    
                                 Direct               Direct             Indirect          Direct            Indirect
                                                                                                                      
GB00B0D47T64                   3,924,333              3,924,333             0                4.97              0.00
                                                                                                                

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of         Expiration Date        Exercise/Conversion Period/    Number of voting rights that   % of voting rights
financial                              Date                           may be acquired if the         
instrument                                                            instrument is exercised/       
                                                                      converted.                     
                                                                                                      
                                                                                                      

Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights        % of voting rights
                               
3,924,333                      4.97
                               

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments
are effectively held, if applicable:
   The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
   RFS Holdings N.V.
   ABN AMRO Holding N.V.
   ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
   
Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:
   .......

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:
   .......

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:
   .......
   
13. Additional information:
   This Notification is based upon the Voting Rights figure of 78,987,248 obtained from your
   Regulatory Announcement dated 30th November 2009.

14. Contact name:
   Chris Foss, Finance Director

15. Contact telephone number:
   020 7469 2900
                                                   
                                              ---ENDS---
                                                   
Notes to Editors:

For further information on Northern visit www.northpet.com.
                                                   

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