TIDMOPHR TIDM42SB

RNS Number : 6825Z

Ophir Energy Plc

21 May 2019

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 
 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and 
  to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)(i) 
 
 1a. Identity of the issuer or the                                                  Ophir Energy Plc 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached(ii) 
  : 
                                                            --------------------------------------------------------------- 
 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with 
  an "X" if appropriate) 
 Non-UK issuer 
                                                                                                                ----------- 
 2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes 
  with an "X") 
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                                         X 
                                                                                                                ----------- 
 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments                                                                 X 
                                                                                                                ----------- 
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
                                                                                                                ----------- 
 Other (please specify)(iii) 
                                                                                                                ----------- 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation(iv) 
 Name                                                        The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 
 City and country of registered office                       Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange 
  (if applicable)                                             Street, 
                                                              Wilmington DE 19801, USA 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)(v) 
 Name                                                        Goldman Sachs International 
                                                            --------------------------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office                       Peterborough Court, 133 Fleet Street, 
  (if applicable)                                             London 
                                                              EC4A 2BB, UK 
                                                            --------------------------------------------------------------- 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                          16/05/2019 
  crossed or reached(vi) : 
                                                            --------------------------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):              20/05/2019 
                                                            --------------------------------------------------------------- 
 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                             % of voting       % of voting rights     Total of both    Total number 
                           rights attached      through financial       in % (8.A +     of voting rights 
                           to shares (total        instruments             8.B)         of issuer(vii) 
                               of 8. A)           (total of 8.B 
                                                    1 + 8.B 2) 
                         ------------------  ----------------------  ---------------  ------------------------------------- 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached                    8.14%                 0.14%               8.28%                                708,546,185 
                         ------------------  ----------------------  ---------------  ------------------------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                   0.02%                 8.20%               8.22% 
                         ------------------  ----------------------  ---------------  ------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the 
  threshold was crossed or reached(viii) 
 A: Voting rights attached to shares 
 Class/type of         Number of voting rights(ix)                    % of voting rights 
 shares 
 ISIN code (if 
 possible) 
                          Direct                Indirect                       Direct                  Indirect 
                        (Art 9 of          (Art 10 of Directive          (Art 9 of Directive     (Art 10 of Directive 
                        Directive              2004/109/EC)             2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)        2004/109/EC) 
                       2004/109/EC)             (DTR5.2.1)                                            (DTR5.2.1) 
                         (DTR5.1) 
                                     ------------------------------ 
 GB00B24CT194                                  57,659,491                                               8.14% 
                      -------------  ------------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                          57,659,491                                         8.14% 
                      ---------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of financial     Expiration     Exercise/                Number of voting                  % of voting 
  instrument            date(x)        Conversion               rights that may                   rights 
                                       Period(xi)               be acquired if 
                                                                the instrument 
                                                                is 
                                                                exercised/converted. 
                      -------------  -----------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 Securities Lending        Open                                            170,369                      0.02% 
                      -------------  -----------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
                                           SUBTOTAL 8. 
                                                B 1                        170,369                      0.02% 
                                     -----------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b)) 
 Type of        Expiration            Exercise/     Physical or             Number of            % of voting 
 financial       date(x)               Conversion    cash                    voting rights        rights 
 instrument                            Period        settlement(xii) 
                                       (xi) 
               --------------------  ------------  ----------------------  ------------------- 
     CFD            07/02/2029                              Cash                 466,935                0.07% 
               --------------------  ------------  ----------------------  ------------------- 
     CFD            18/05/2022                              Cash                 283,383                0.04% 
               --------------------  ------------  ----------------------  ------------------- 
     CFD            08/11/2028                              Cash                  49,426                0.01% 
               --------------------  ------------  ----------------------  ------------------- 
     CFD            05/05/2022                              Cash                  12,007                0.002% 
               --------------------  ------------  ----------------------  ------------------- 
                                                       SUBTOTAL 8.B.2            811,751                0.11% 
                                                   ----------------------  ------------------- 
 
 
 
 
 9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification 
  obligation (please mark the 
  applicable box with an "X") 
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled 
  by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other 
  undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the 
  (underlying) issuer(xiii) 
 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights                      X 
  and/or the 
  financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate 
  controlling natural person or legal entity(xiv) (please add additional 
  rows as necessary) 
       Name(xv)          % of voting rights      % of voting rights       Total of both if 
                           if it equals or        through financial        it equals or is 
                          is higher than the      instruments if it        higher than the 
                         notifiable threshold    equals or is higher     notifiable threshold 
                                                 than the notifiable 
                                                      threshold 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 The Goldman Sachs 
  Group, Inc. 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Goldman Sachs (UK) 
  L.L.C. 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Goldman Sachs Group 
  UK Limited 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Goldman Sachs 
  International                 8.11%                                           8.23% 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 The Goldman Sachs 
  Group, Inc. 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Goldman Sachs & 
  Co. LLC 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 The Goldman Sachs 
  Group, Inc. 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 GSAM Holdings LLC 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Goldman Sachs Asset 
  Management, L.P. 
                       ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder                       N/A 
                                               ----------------------------------------------- 
 The number and % of voting rights              N/A 
  held 
                                               ----------------------------------------------- 
 The date until which the voting rights         N/A 
  will be held 
                                               ----------------------------------------------- 
 
 11. Additional information(xvi) 
 Please note, total amount of voting rights have been rounded to 2 decimal 
  places therefore there is a possibility of a rounding error. 
 
  General email contact: 
  gs-regops-emea-position-enquiries@gs.com 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   London 
 Date of completion    20/05/2019 
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