Heritage Oil Plc
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TSX : HOC

Heritage Oil Plc

June 24, 2009 13:15 ET

Heritage Oil Plc: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2009) - Heritage Oil Plc (TSX:HOC)(LSE:HOIL) -

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

Heritage Oil Plc

2. Reason for the notification:

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

Lansdowne Partners Limited being the General Partner of Lansdowne Partners Limited Partnership

Lansdowne Partners International Limited

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3):

Morstan Nominees Ltd & HSBC Client Holdings UK Limited (Registered Shareholders)

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different) (v):

22 June 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:

23 June 2009

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

10%

8. Notified details:



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A: Voting rights attached to shares
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Class/type of Situation previous to the
shares Triggering transaction
if possible using -------------------------------------
the ISIN CODE Number of Number of
Shares Voting
Rights
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Ordinary shares 18,996,540 18,996,540
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A: Voting rights attached to shares
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Class/type of Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares -----------------------------------------------------
if possible using
the ISIN CODE Number Number of voting % of voting
of shares rights rights
-----------------------------------------------------
Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
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Ordinary shares 28,776,161 0.00% 10.05%
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B: Financial Instruments
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Resulting situations after the triggering transaction
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Type of Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting rights
financial date Conversion rights that
instrument Period/Date may be acquired
if the instrument
is exercised/
converted.
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n/a
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Total (A+B)
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Number of voting rights % of voting rights
-----------------------------------------------------
28,776,161 10.05%
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9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xv):

Lansdowne Partners International Limited is the parent undertaking of Lansdowne Partners Limited.

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

Lansdowne Partners Limited

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:

14. Contact name:

Andrea Taylor

15. Contact telephone number:

+44 20 7408 8508

Contact Information

  • Heritage Oil Plc
    Paul Atherton
    +44 1534 835 400