Serica Energy plc
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Serica Energy plc

March 04, 2010 13:25 ET

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

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

  BlackRock, Inc.
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv
  N/A
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:   3rd March 2010
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached: vi, vii
  Holding has gone above 5%
           
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 rights x
Direct Direct xi Indirect xii Direct Indirect
GB00B0CY5V57 N/A N/A N/A N/A 9,198,711 N/A 5.21%
 
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
9,198,711 5.21%
                                 
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited – 9,198,711 (5.21%)
 
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:

BlackRock Compliance Disclosures Team
14. Contact name: Stuart Watchorn
15. Contact telephone number: 020 7743 5741; stuart.watchorn@blackrock.com
     
Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer
Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii
 
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation
Full name
(including legal form of legal entities)
BlackRock, Inc.
Contact address
(registered office for legal entities)
33 King William Street, London EC4R 9AS
Phone number & email 020 7743 5741; stuart.watchorn@blackrock.com
Other useful information
(at least legal representative for legal persons)
Stuart Watchorn
   
B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name  
Contact address  
Phone number & email  
Other useful information
(e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation)
 
 
C: Additional information
 
For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.

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