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Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding

Released 10:46 04-Jan-2013

Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding


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 614/81 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 accounts
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 Responsibility
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 Trustee.

(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:

Centrica PLC

Source: Centrica PLC


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