Cairn Energy PLC CNE Holding(s) in Company

  Cairn Energy PLC (CNE) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 3621S
Cairn Energy PLC
29 November 2012






TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer           Cairn Energy Plc
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:  ^ii                                               GB00B74CDH82
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         Norges Bank
notification obligation:  ^iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                   N/A
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                27 November 2012
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                29 November 2012
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or           3%
reached: ^vi, vii



8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix
Class/type   Situation previous         Resulting situation after the triggering
of           to the triggering          transaction
shares       transaction

if possible  Number        Number       Number     Number of voting    % of voting
using        of            of           of shares  rights              rights ^x
the ISIN     Shares        Voting       Direct     Direct ^xi Indirect Direct   Indirect
CODE                       Rights                             ^xii


            17,992,631    17,992,631   19,242,631 19,242,631          3.19%

GB00B74CDH82
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial  Expiration     Exercise/              Number of voting    % of voting
instrument         date ^xiii     Conversion Period ^xiv rights that may be  rights
                                                         acquired if the
                                                         instrument is
                                                         exercised/
                                                         converted.
N/A                N/A            N/A                    N/A                 N/A
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments ^xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of       Exercise     Expiration  Exercise/   Number of voting       % of voting
financial     price        date ^xvii  Conversion  rights instrument      rights ^xix,
instrument                             period      refers to              xx
                                       ^xviii
                                                                         
N/A           N/A          N/A         N/A         N/A                    Nominal Delta
                                                                          N/A     N/A
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                       Percentage of voting rights
19,242,631                                    3.19%



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


N/A
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                 Norges Bank
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease           N/A
to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold             N/A
voting rights:
13. Additional information:                   None
14. Contact name:                             Stanislav Boiadjiev
15. Contact telephone number:                 +47 2407 3142



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