SOURCE: Serica Energy plc

December 17, 2012 06:51 ET

Share purchase by Directors

LONDON--(Marketwire - Dec 17, 2012) -


TSX: SQZ

Serica Energy plc
("Serica" or the "Company")

Share purchase by Directors

Serica Energy plc (TSX: SQZ; AIM: SQZ) announces that the Trustees of
the Serica Energy Share Incentive Plan ("the Plan") have made purchases
of and allocated Serica shares under the terms of the plan on behalf of
employees and officers of the Company as a result of which certain
directors increased their beneficial shareholdings in the Company by a
total of 4,461 shares on 13 December 2012, as follows:

Christopher Hearne (Finance Director) acquired 1,488 ordinary shares at
an average price of 25.25 pence per share taking his total beneficial
shareholding to 794,632 shares representing 0.43% of the voting rights.

Peter Sadler (Business Development Director) acquired 1,488 ordinary
shares at an average price of 25.25 pence per share taking his total
beneficial shareholding to 186,172 shares representing 0.10% of the
voting rights.

Mitchell Flegg (Chief Operating Officer) acquired 1,485 ordinary shares
at an average price of 25.25 pence per share taking his total
beneficial shareholding to 102,816 shares representing 0.06% of the
voting rights.

The Company has 182,770,311 shares issued and outstanding.

17 December 2012

Serica Energy plc
Tony Craven       tony.cravenwalker@serica-energy.com    +44 (0)20 7487
Walker, Chairman &                                               7300
Interim CEO

Peter Sadler,     peter.sadler@serica-energy.com         +44 (0)20 7487
Business                                                         7300
Development
Director
Chris Hearne, CFO  chris.hearne@serica-energy.com         +44 (0)20 7487
                                                                  7300
J.P.Morgan
Cazenove
Michael Wentworth-                                      +44 (0)20 7588
Stanley           michael.wentworthstanley@jpmorgancazenove.com     2828

RBC Capital
Markets
Matthew Coakes    matthew.coakes@rbccm.com                 +44 (0)20 7653
                                                                   4000
College Hill
Matthew Tyler     Matthew.tyler@collegehill.com            +44 (0)20 7457
                                                                   2020
Catherine Wickman  catherine.wickman@collegehill.com       +44 (0)20 7457
                                                                   2020

Alexandra Roper    alexandra.roper@collegehill.com         +44 (0)20 7457
                                                                   2020

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