CNA: Centrica PLC: Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding
UK Regulatory Announcement
4 March 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 28 February 2013, the issued capital of Centrica plc (the ‘Company’)
comprised 5,198,489,029 ordinary shares, of 6^14/81 pence (‘Shares’). This
figure excludes 1,000,000 Shares held in treasury. All of the issued Shares
carry voting rights of one vote per Share.
The figure of 5,198,489,029 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
Purchase of Shares 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
4 March 2013 that:
(1) The following Directors and other Persons Discharging Managerial
Responsibility for the Company acquired Shares under the SIP on 1 March 2013
held through the Trustee:
Number Aggregate Shares held
of Shares Beneficially (across all
Directors Acquired* following acquisition)
Phil Bentley 52 2,219,397
Mark Hanafin 54 519,254
Sam Laidlaw 52 2,521,282
Nick Luff 52 647,156
Chris Weston 52 465,856
Persons Discharging Managerial
Grant Dawson 52 572,056
Jill Shedden 52 147,861
* The ‘Number of Shares Acquired’ includes 35 Partnership shares acquired at
354.33 pence per share and 17 Matching shares acquired at 349.67 pence per
share (36 Partnership shares and 18 Matching shares for Mark Hanafin 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 Group 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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