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Tuesday 22 September, 2009

Venture Production

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 4533Z
Venture Production plc
22 September 2009
 







                    TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi



1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are

attached:
 ii

VENTURE PRODUCTION PLC

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached


An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify):



3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:
 iii

CENTRICA PLC

CENTRICA HOLDINGS LIMITED

GB GAS HOLDINGS LIMITED

CENTRICA RESOURCES (UK) LIMITED

4. Full name of shareholder(s) 
 (if different from 3.):iv

CENTRICA RESOURCES (UK) LIMITED

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or

reached:
 v

21 SEPTEMBER 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:

22 SEPTEMBER 2009

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
 vi, vii

91%


8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the 
triggering
transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number
of

Shares

Number
of

V
oting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of voting rights x

Direct

Direct xi

Indirect xii

Direct

Indirect



0.4p ORDINARY

136,211,769

136,211,769

136,319,674

136,319,674

SEE SECTION 9 BELOW

91.02%

SEE SECTION 9 BELOW



B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Expiration
date
 xiii

Exercise/ 
Conversion Period xiv

Number of voting
rights that may be

acquired if the

instrument is

exercised/ converted.

% of voting
rights

N/A






C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Exercise price

Expiration date xvii

Exercise/
Conversion period
 xviii

Number of voting rights instrument refers to


% of voting rights xix, xx


N/A





Nominal

Delta




Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

136,319,674

91.02%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
 xxi


CENTRICA RESOURCES (UK) LIMITED DIRECTLY HOLDS THE VOTING RIGHTS WHICH ARE THE SUBJECT OF THIS NOTIFICATION AND IT IS A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF GB GAS HOLDINGS LIMITED. GB GAS HOLDINGS LIMITED IS A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CENTRICA HOLDINGS LIMITED WHICH, IN TURN, IS A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CENTRICA PLC.



Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:

N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:

N/A



13. Additional information:

The total number of voting rights in the issuer used to calculate the percentages in this notification is 149,769,828, being the number disclosed by the issuer to the market on 18 March 2009 pursuant to Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.


14. Contact name:

PHIL RAPER 

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7774 1000


Name and signature of duly authorised officer of the listed company responsible for making this notification


SIMON WAITE   


Date of notification


22 september 2009



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