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Tuesday 25 August, 2009

Norges Bank

Rule 8.3 - Venture Production Plc

Rule 8.3 - Venture Production Plc

Norges Bank

FORM 8.3

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

(Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing (Note 1)   Norges Bank
Company dealt in   Venture Production PLC
Class of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)   Ordinary Shares
Date of dealing   24th August 2009

2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE

(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)

 

  Long   Short

 

  Number   (%)   Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities   815,808   0,55        
(2) Derivatives (other than options)                
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                
Total   815,808   0,55        

(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:   Long   Short

 

  Number   (%)   Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities                
(2) Derivatives (other than options)                
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell                
Total                

(c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:   Details

3. DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a) Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale   Number of securities   Price per unit (Note 5)
Sell   1,274,887   GBP 8,45

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Product name,

e.g. CFD

  Long/short (Note 6)   Number of securities (Note 7)   Price per unit (Note 5)

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name,

e.g. call option

  Writing, selling, purchasing, varying etc.   Number of securities to which the option relates (Note 7)   Exercise

price

  Type, e.g. American, European etc.   Expiry

Date

  Option money

paid/received per unit (Note 5)

(ii) Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option   Number of securities   Exercise price per unit (Note 5)

(d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)

Nature of transaction (Note 8)   Details   Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5)

4. OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated.

Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO

Date of disclosure   25th August 2009
Contact name   Jonas Lexmark

On behalf of Norges Bank

Telephone number   0047 24073134
If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected    
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)    

Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk


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