Serica Energy plc
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Serica Energy plc

January 29, 2010 11:34 ET

Serica Energy plc-TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

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 9
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
v
  27 January 2010
6. Date on which issuer notified:   29 January 2010
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
vi, vii
  13%
           
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix
Class/type of
shares
                           if possible using
the ISIN CODE
Situation previous to the triggering transaction Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number
of
Shares
Number
of
Voting
Rights
Number
of shares
Number of voting
rights
% of voting rightsx
Direct Direct xi Indirect xii Direct Indirect
GB00B0CY5V57 23,021,998 23,021,998 22,815,689   22,815,689   12.92
 
 
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
22,815,689 12.92
                                 
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi

FIL Limited (FIL) is the parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries, including FIL Fund Management Ltd, FIL Investment Services Ltd (FISL), FIL Gestion, FIL Asset Management (Korea) Ltd, FIL Investments Management (Hong Kong) Limited, FIL Pension Management, Fidelity Investments Japan and FIL Investments International (FII), investment managers for various non-US investment companies and institutional clients 
 
Shares held         Nominee                             Management company
2,440,700            JP Morgan, Bournemouth      FII 
20,374,989          JP Morgan, Bournemouth      FISL
 
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder: FIL Limited
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: 206,309
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: 27 January 2010
 

13. Additional information:

None
14. Contact name: Evangelos Karatzas
15. Contact telephone number: fil-regreporting@fil.com
     

Contact Information

  • College Hill
    Nick Elwes
    +44 7831 851 855