CNA: Centrica PLC: Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding
UK Regulatory Announcement
2 November 2012
Centrica plc (‘the Company’)
Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding
Total Voting Rights
In conformity with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules (‘the Rules’), we
notify the market of the following:
As at 31 October 2012, the issued capital of the Company comprised
5,198,436,308 ordinary shares. All of these shares carry voting rights of one
vote per share.
The Company does not currently hold any shares in treasury.
The above figure of 5,198,436,308 may be used by shareholders as the
denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are
required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the
Company under the Rules.
Purchase of ordinary shares of 6^14/81 pence in Centrica plc (‘Shares’ and the
‘Company’, respectively) by Directors of the Company and Persons Discharging
Managerial Responsibility (‘PDMRs’) under its Share Incentive Plan (‘SIP’).
The SIP trustee, Equiniti Share Plan Trustees Limited (the ‘Trustee’),
notified the Company on
2 November 2012 that:
(1) The following Directors and other Persons Discharging Managerial
Responsibility for the Company acquired Shares under the SIP on 1 November
2012 held through the Trustee:
of Shares (across all
Directors Acquired* following
Phil Bentley 57 2,219,053
Mark Hanafin 57 519,036
Sam Laidlaw 58 2,521,065
Nick Luff 57 646,876
Chris Weston 57 465,640
Grant Dawson 57 571,696
Jill Shedden 57 147,645
* The ‘Number of Shares Acquired’ includes 38 Partnership shares acquired at
326.48 pence per share and 19 Matching shares acquired at 323.83 pence per
share (39 Partnership shares and 19 Matching shares for Sam Laidlaw with a
higher residual balance).
Both the Partnership and Matching elements are registered in the name of the
(2) The Trustee had transferred 15,000 shares from Equiniti Corporate Nominees
Limited AESOP1 (Allocated shares) to Equiniti Corporate Nominees Limited
AESOP2 (Unallocated shares). The transfer was made following the forfeiture of
shares, under the rules of the SIP, by participants who have left the group
since the last purchase and the shares had been used towards the current
month’s allocation of Matching shares.
Head of Secretariat
The SIP is made available to all UK employees and operates as follows:
*Each month the Trustee uses participants’ contributions (which may not
exceed £125 per participant per month) to purchase shares in the market.
These shares are called ‘Partnership shares’.
*At the same time the Company allots to participants via the Trustee one
‘Matching share’ for every two Partnership shares purchased that month (up
to a maximum of 22 Matching shares per month).
*Participants may change their monthly savings rate whenever they wish.
However, Directors and others bound by the Company’s Securities Dealing
Code (the “Code”) may not make such a change during a close period or when
otherwise prohibited from dealing by the Code.
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