REG-Centrica PLC Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding

Fri Jan 4, 2013 5:46am EST

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LONDON--(Business Wire)--

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

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

(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.

Centrica PLC 

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