These allocations, together with applications received to date, total approximately $220 million. The balance of the offer (up to a total of $225 million) is available to investors in a public pool.

The General Offer remains open until 5.00pm Thursday 20 March 2014. Applications must be received by the Registry prior to this closing date.

The first allotment will be made, as scheduled, on Thursday 20 March 2014.

The final allotment has been brought forward to Tuesday 25 March 2014.

Origin Energy holds 53.09% of quoted ordinary shares in Contact Energy Limited.


Contacts

Louise Tong
Corporate Treasurer
021 444 224
Fraser Gardiner
Head of Investor Relations and Strategy
021 228 3688

With regards to its offer of unsecured, unsubordinated 5.80% bonds, Contact Energy Limited (Contact) has reserved a further $6 million of bonds for allocations to clients of Primary Market Participants under the General Offer.