Serica Energy plc
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Serica Energy plc

March 04, 2010 13:39 ET

Serica Energy Plc ("Serica" or the "Company")-TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares(i)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) - Serica Energy plc (TSX VENTURE:SQZ)(AIM:SQZ)

For filings with the FSA include the annex
For filings with issuer exclude the annex
 
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:ii Serica Energy Plc  
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):  
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached    
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments    
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights    
Other (please specify):    
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:iii FIL Limited  
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):iv See attached schedule  
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: v 2nd March 2010  
6. Date on which issuer notified: 4th March 2010  
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii 12%  
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, ix
Class/type of shares  
Situation previous to the triggering transaction
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
if possible using the ISIN CODE  Number of Shares Number of Voting Rights Number of shares Number of voting rights
% of voting rights x
      Direct Direct xi  Indirect xii Direct  Indirect
GB00B0CY5V57  21,959,141 21,959,141 21,123,549    21,123,549   11.96
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Expiration date xiii Exercise/ Conversion Period xiv Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. % of voting rights
         
 
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Exercise price Expiration date xvii Exercise/ Conversion period xviii Number of voting rights instrument refers to % of voting rights xix, xx
          Nominal Delta
   
 
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
21,123,549 11.96 %
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi  
See attached schedule  
   
Proxy Voting:  
10. Name of the proxy holder: FIL Limited
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: 835,592
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: 2nd March 2010
   
13. Additional information: None
14. Contact name: Evangelos Karatzas
15. Contact telephone number: fil-regreporting@fil.com

FIL

Issuer name: SERICA ENERGY PLC

Current ownership percentage: 11.96%

Total shares held: 21,123,549

Issued share capital: 176,518,311

  SHARES HELD NOMINEE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
  2,281,800 JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH FII
  18,861,949 JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH FISL
FIL Liminted (FIL) is the parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries, including FIL Fund Management Limited (FFML), FIL Investment Services Ltd (FISL), FIL Gestion (FIGEST), FIL Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited (FIMHK), FIL Pension Management (FPM), Fidelity Investments Japan (FIJ) and FIL Investments International (FII), Investment managers for various non-US Investment companies and Institutional clients      

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