REG-Centrica PLC Total Voting Rights and Director/PDMR Shareholding
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130104:nBw045203a http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130104005203/en 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 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 Notes: 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 Copyright Business Wire 2013
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