CNA: Centrica PLC: Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding

  CNA: Centrica PLC: Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding

UK Regulatory Announcement


4 January 2013

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 December 2012, the issued capital of the Company comprised
5,199,019,674 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 5,199,019,674 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.

Director/PDMR Shareholding

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

3 January 2013 that:

(1) The following Directors and other Persons Discharging Managerial
Responsibility for the Company acquired Shares under the SIP on 2 January 2013
held through the Trustee:

                                       Number     Aggregate Shares held
                                        of Shares   Beneficially (across all
Directors                               Acquired*   following acquisition)
Phil Bentley                            55          2,219,293
Mark Hanafin                            55          519,148
Sam Laidlaw                             54          2,521,176
Nick Luff                               55          647,052
Chris Weston                            55          465,752
Persons Discharging Managerial
Grant Dawson                            55          571,952
Jill Shedden                            55          147,757

* The ‘Number of Shares Acquired’ includes 37 Partnership shares acquired at
340.96 pence per share and 18 Matching shares acquired at 336.66 pence per
share (36 Partnership shares and 18 Matching shares for Sam Laidlaw with a
lower residual balance).

Both the Partnership and Matching elements are registered in the name of the

(2) The Trustee had transferred 20,000 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.

Pamela Coles

Head of Secretariat

Centrica plc

01753 494006


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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