SOURCE: Serica Energy plc

March 22, 2013 04:08 ET

Serica Energy plc: Holding(s) in Company

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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             Serica
of existing shares to which voting rights are                  Energy
attached: ii                                                   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                     FIL
notification obligation: iii                                 Limited

4. Full name of shareholder(s)                               Section 9
(if different from 3.):iv

5. Date of the transaction and date on                       20 March
which the threshold is crossed or                            2013
reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified:                            21 March
                                                             2013

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                       11%
reached: vi, vii




8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of      Situation previous
shares             to the triggering
                   transaction

if possible using  Number of   Number of 
the ISIN CODE   Shares      Voting Rights

GB00B0CY5V57       19,411,112  19,411,112


Resulting Situation after the triggering transaction


Number of  Number of Voting           % of Voting rights
shares     rights
Indirect   Direct xi  Indirect xii     Direct  Indirect

20,315,568            20,315,568                11.11




B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial   Expiration  Exercise/

instrument          date xiii   Conversion period


Number of voting     % of voting
rights that may ben    rights
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/converted



C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying
Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial  Exercise  Expiration  Exercise/
instrument         price     date xvii   conversion
                                         period


Number of voting rights     % of voting rights xix, xx
instrument refers to
                            Nominal      Delta



Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights                    Percentage of voting rights

20,315,568                                 11.11%






9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and
/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi





Custodian              Advisor                             Total

JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH
©                    FII-FIL INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL   2,554,956

                       FILUK-FIL INVESTMENT SERVICES (UK)
                       LIMITED                             17,760,612

Grand Total                                                20,315,568





Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                             FIL Limited

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will acquire:    904,456

12. Date on which proxy holder will acquire voting        20 March 2013
rights:



13. Additional information:                    None

14. Contact name:                              Sally-Ann Hatton

15. Contact telephone number:                   fil-regreporting@fil.com 




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