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Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited Completes Historical Early Warning Reporting Disclosure Filings Respecting Shares and Warrants of NiMin Energy Corp. with the British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia Securities Commissio

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - This press release is being disseminated as required by National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues in connection with the filing of historical early warning reports (the "Early Warning Reports") regarding the control and direction that was exercised over the ordinary shares (the "Shares") and Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy Corp. ("NiMin") by Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited ("Colonial First State") during the period that began on September 8, 2009 and ended on June 12, 2012 (the "Reporting Period").  Colonial First State has not beneficially owned or exercised control or direction over any Shares or Warrants of NiMin since September 21, 2012. Each of the Early Warning Reports that have been filed in connection with the transactions in the Shares and Warrants that were conducted by Colonial First State during the Reporting Period are attached as Schedule A to this press release.

The Shares and Warrants of NiMin acquired by Colonial First State during the Reporting Period were acquired in the ordinary course of its business as a portfolio manager on behalf of investment funds in respect of which it has been granted discretionary investment management authority.  The Shares and Warrants were not acquired for the purpose of acquiring, changing or influencing the control of NiMin.  Colonial First State may acquire or dispose of additional Shares or Warrants from time to time.

A copy of each of the Early Warning Reports attached as Schedule A may also be found on NiMin's continuous disclosure record at www.SEDAR.com.

ENDS

Note to editors: About Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited

Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited is part of Colonial First State Global Asset Management, the consolidated asset management division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia Group, one of the largest financial institutions in Australia. Colonial First State Global Asset Management is one of the largest Australian-based investment managers with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, London, Edinburgh, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta and Tokyo. The Bank and its subsidiaries do not guarantee the performance of any funds invested or the repayment of capital.  Investments are not deposits or other liabilities of the Bank or its subsidiaries and are subject to investment risk including loss of income and capital invested.

At 31 December 2012, Colonial First State Global Asset Management managed more than US$160 billion across a diverse range of asset classes including Australian equities, global equities, global emerging market equities, global resource equities, global property securities, global listed infrastructure securities, global fixed interest and credit, emerging market debt and short term investments. In addition, we have a direct asset management business which offers investors specialist property and infrastructure investments.

Our approach to investment is driven by a commitment to providing the best possible outcomes over the long term for our investors. To achieve this, we ensure our interests are aligned with our investors and uphold a culture of always acting responsibly.  As such we have been a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment since March 2007 with our global investment teams integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into their investment processes.

Schedule A

Early Warning Reports


EARLY WARNING REPORT
FILED PURSUANT TO NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 62-103 *

(1)     Name and address of the offeror:

Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited ( "Colonial First State")
Ground Floor Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Attention: Matthew Doyle, Group Substantial Shareholding Team

(2)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities of which the offeror acquired ownership or control in the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the obligation to file the news release and whether it was ownership or control that was acquired in those circumstances:

On 8 September 2009, Colonial First State acquired control or direction over 4,965,790 ordinary shares (the "Shares") and 2,240,000 ordinary Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy Corp. ("NiMin Energy") representing approximately 13.84% of the issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants, based on 49,813,921 issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy.

(3)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities immediately after the transaction or occurrence giving rise to obligation to file the news release:

As of 8 September 2009, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 4,965,790 Shares and 2,240,000 Warrants of NiMin Energy representing approximately 13.84% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(4)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the percentage of outstanding securities of the class of securities referred to in paragraph (3) over which

(i)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership and control:

Not applicable.

(ii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership but control is held by other persons or companies other than the offeror or any joint actor:

Not applicable.

(iii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has exclusive or shared control but does not have ownership:

As of 8 September 2009, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 4,965,790 Shares and 2,240,000 Warrants of NiMin Energy representing approximately 13.84% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(5)     Name of the market in which the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release took place:

The transaction took place by private agreement outside of the facilities of the TSX-Venture Exchange.

(5.1) The value, in Canadian dollars, of any consideration offered per security if the offeror acquired ownership of a security in the transaction or occurrence giving rise  to the obligation to file a news release:

Not applicable.

(6)     Purpose of the offeror and any joint actors in effecting the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release, including any future intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of the reporting issuer:

The Shares and Warrants of NiMin Energy were acquired by Colonial First State in the ordinary course of its business as a portfolio manager on behalf of investment funds in respect of which it has been granted discretionary investment management authority.  The Shares and Warrants were not acquired for the purpose of acquiring, changing or influencing the control of NiMin Energy.  Colonial First State may acquire or dispose of additional Shares or Warrants from time to time.

(7)     General nature and the material terms of any agreement, other than lending arrangements, with respect to securities of the reporting issuer entered into by the offeror, or any joint actor, and the issuer of the securities or any other entity in connection with the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the news release, including agreements with respect to the acquisition, holding, disposition or voting of any of the securities:

Not applicable.

(8)     Names of any joint actors in connection with the disclosure required by this report:

Not applicable.

(9)     In the case of a transaction or occurrence that did not take place on a stock exchange or other market that represents a published market for the securities, including an issuance from treasury, the nature and value of the consideration paid by the offeror:

The consideration that was paid for the Shares and Warrants by Colonial First State was Cdn.$3.12 per Share and Warrant.

(10)     If applicable, a description of any change in any material fact set out in a previous report by the entity under the early warning requirements or Part 4 of National Instrument 62-103 in respect of the reporting issuer's securities:

Not applicable.

(11)     If applicable, a description of the exemption from securities legislation being relied on by the offeror and the facts supporting that reliance:

Not applicable.

DATED AT Sydney, NSW, Australia this 20th day of February, 2013.

COLONIAL FIRST STATE ASSET  MANAGEMENT (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

By: "John Francis Greenhalgh"  
Name: John Francis Greenhalgh
Title: Secretary

* This is a late filing.

EARLY WARNING REPORT
FILED PURSUANT TO NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 62-103 *

(1)     Name and address of the offeror:

Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited ( "Colonial First State")
Ground Floor Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Attention: Matthew Doyle, Group Substantial Shareholding Team

(1)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities of which the offeror acquired ownership or control in the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the obligation to file the news release and whether it was ownership or control that was acquired in those circumstances:

On 13 October 2009, Colonial First State acquired control or direction over 1,631,374 ordinary shares (the "Shares") of NiMin Energy Corp. ("NiMin Energy") representing approximately 3.13% of the issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy on a partially diluted basis, based on 49,811,072 issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy.

(2)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities immediately after the transaction or occurrence giving rise to obligation to file the news release:

As of 13 October 2009, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 6,597,164 Shares and 2,240,000 Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy representing approximately 16.98% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(3)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the percentage of outstanding securities of the class of securities referred to in paragraph (3) over which

(i)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership and control:

Not applicable.

(ii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership but control is held by other persons or companies other than the offeror or any joint actor:

Not applicable.

(iii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has exclusive or shared control but does not have ownership:

As of 13 October 2009, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 6,597,164 Shares and 2,240,000 Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy representing approximately 16.98% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(4)     Name of the market in which the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release took place:

The transaction took place by private agreement outside of the facilities of the TSX-Venture Exchange.

(5.1) The value, in Canadian dollars, of any consideration offered per security if the offeror acquired ownership of a security in the transaction or occurrence giving rise  to the obligation to file a news release:

Not applicable.

(5)     Purpose of the offeror and any joint actors in effecting the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release, including any future intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of the reporting issuer:

The Shares of NiMin Energy were acquired by Colonial First State in the ordinary course of its business as a portfolio manager on behalf of investment funds in respect of which it has been granted discretionary investment management authority.  The Shares were not acquired for the purpose of acquiring, changing or influencing the control of NiMin Energy.  Colonial First State may acquire or dispose of additional Shares or Warrants from time to time.

(6)     General nature and the material terms of any agreement, other than lending arrangements, with respect to securities of the reporting issuer entered into by the offeror, or any joint actor, and the issuer of the securities or any other entity in connection with the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the news release, including agreements with respect to the acquisition, holding, disposition or voting of any of the securities:

Not applicable.

(7)     Names of any joint actors in connection with the disclosure required by this report:

Not applicable.

(8)     In the case of a transaction or occurrence that did not take place on a stock exchange or other market that represents a published market for the securities, including an issuance from treasury, the nature and value of the consideration paid by the offeror:

The consideration that was paid for the Shares by Colonial First State was Cdn.$4.35 per Share.

(9)     If applicable, a description of any change in any material fact set out in a previous report by the entity under the early warning requirements or Part 4 of National Instrument 62-103 in respect of the reporting issuer's securities:

Not applicable.

(10)     If applicable, a description of the exemption from securities legislation being relied on by the offeror and the facts supporting that reliance:

Not applicable.

DATED AT Sydney, NSW, Australia this 20th day of February, 2013.

COLONIAL FIRST STATE ASSET  MANAGEMENT (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

By: "John Francis Greenhalgh"  
Name: John Francis Greenhalgh
Title: Secretary

* This is a late filing.

EARLY WARNING REPORT
FILED PURSUANT TO NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 62-103 *

(1)     Name and address of the offeror:

Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited ( "Colonial First State")
Ground Floor Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Attention: Matthew Doyle, Group Substantial Shareholding Team

(2)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities of which the offeror acquired ownership or control in the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the obligation to file the news release and whether it was ownership or control that was acquired in those circumstances:

On 24 March 2010, Colonial First State acquired control or direction over 1,631,374 ordinary shares (the "Shares") of NiMin Energy Corp. ("NiMin Energy") representing approximately 3.13% of the issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy on a partially diluted basis, based on 49,811,072 issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy.

(3)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities immediately after the transaction or occurrence giving rise to obligation to file the news release:

As of 24 March 2010, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 8,228,538 Shares and 2,240,000 Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy representing approximately 20.11% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(4)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the percentage of outstanding securities of the class of securities referred to in paragraph (3) over which

(i)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership and control:

Not applicable.

(ii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership but control is held by other persons or companies other than the offeror or any joint actor:

Not applicable.

(iii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has exclusive or shared control but does not have ownership:

As of 24 March 2010, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 8,228,538 Shares and 2,240,000 Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy representing approximately 20.11% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(5)     Name of the market in which the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release took place:

The transaction took place by private agreement outside of the facilities of the TSX-Venture Exchange.

(5.1) The value, in Canadian dollars, of any consideration offered per security if the offeror acquired ownership of a security in the transaction or occurrence giving rise  to the obligation to file a news release:

Not applicable.

(6)     Purpose of the offeror and any joint actors in effecting the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release, including any future intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of the reporting issuer:

The Shares of NiMin Energy were acquired by Colonial First State in the ordinary course of its businesses as a portfolio manager on behalf of investment funds in respect of which it has been granted discretionary investment management authority.  The Shares were not acquired for the purpose of acquiring, changing or influencing the control of NiMin Energy.  Colonial First State may acquire or dispose of additional Shares or Warrants from time to time.

(7)     General nature and the material terms of any agreement, other than lending arrangements, with respect to securities of the reporting issuer entered into by the offeror, or any joint actor, and the issuer of the securities or any other entity in connection with the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the news release, including agreements with respect to the acquisition, holding, disposition or voting of any of the securities:

Not applicable.

(8)     Names of any joint actors in connection with the disclosure required by this report:

Not applicable.

(9)     In the case of a transaction or occurrence that did not take place on a stock exchange or other market that represents a published market for the securities, including an issuance from treasury, the nature and value of the consideration paid by the offeror:

The consideration that was paid for the Shares by Colonial First State was Cdn.$4.35 per Share.

(10)     If applicable, a description of any change in any material fact set out in a previous report by the entity under the early warning requirements or Part 4 of National Instrument 62-103 in respect of the reporting issuer's securities:

Not applicable.

(11)     If applicable, a description of the exemption from securities legislation being relied on by the offeror and the facts supporting that reliance:

Not applicable.

DATED AT Sydney, NSW, Australia this 20th day of February, 2013.

COLONIAL FIRST STATE ASSET  MANAGEMENT (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

By: "John Francis Greenhalgh"  
Name: John Francis Greenhalgh
Title: Secretary

* This is a late filing.

EARLY WARNING REPORT
FILED PURSUANT TO NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 62-103 *

(1)     Name and address of the offeror:

Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited ( "Colonial First State")
Ground Floor Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Attention: Matthew Doyle, Group Substantial Shareholding Team

(2)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities of which the offeror acquired ownership or control in the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the obligation to file the news release and whether it was ownership or control that was acquired in those circumstances:

On 14 December 2010, Colonial First State disposed of 5,500,000 ordinary shares (the "Shares") of NiMin Energy Corp. ("NiMin Energy"), representing approximately 8.61% of the issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy on a partially diluted basis.

(3)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities immediately after the transaction or occurrence giving rise to obligation to file the news release:

As of 14 December 2010, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 2,728,538 Shares and 2,240,000 Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy representing approximately 7.78% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(4)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the percentage of outstanding securities of the class of securities referred to in paragraph (3) over which

(i)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership and control:

Not applicable.

(ii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership but control is held by other persons or companies other than the offeror or any joint actor:

Not applicable.

(iii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has exclusive or shared control but does not have ownership:

As of 14 December 2010, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 2,728,538 Shares and 2,240,000 Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of NiMin Energy representing approximately 7.78% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a partially diluted basis, assuming exercise of the Warrants by Colonial First State.

(5)     Name of the market in which the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release took place:

The transaction took place in the secondary market through the facilities of the TSX-Venture Exchange.

(5.1) The value, in Canadian dollars, of any consideration offered per security if the offeror acquired ownership of a security in the transaction or occurrence giving rise  to the obligation to file a news release:

Not applicable.

(6)     Purpose of the offeror and any joint actors in effecting the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release, including any future intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of the reporting issuer:

The Shares of NiMin Energy were disposed of by Colonial First State in the ordinary course of its businesses as a portfolio manager on behalf of investment funds in respect of which it has been granted discretionary investment management authority.  The Shares were not disposed of for the purpose of acquiring, changing or influencing the control of NiMin Energy.  Colonial First State may acquire or dispose of additional Shares or Share purchase warrants from time to time.

(7)     General nature and the material terms of any agreement, other than lending arrangements, with respect to securities of the reporting issuer entered into by the offeror, or any joint actor, and the issuer of the securities or any other entity in connection with the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the news release, including agreements with respect to the acquisition, holding, disposition or voting of any of the securities:

Not applicable.

(8)     Names of any joint actors in connection with the disclosure required by this report:

Not applicable.

(9)     In the case of a transaction or occurrence that did not take place on a stock exchange or other market that represents a published market for the securities, including an issuance from treasury, the nature and value of the consideration paid by the offeror:

Not applicable.

(10)     If applicable, a description of any change in any material fact set out in a previous report by the entity under the early warning requirements or Part 4 of National Instrument 62-103 in respect of the reporting issuer's securities:

Not applicable.

(11)     If applicable, a description of the exemption from securities legislation being relied on by the offeror and the facts supporting that reliance:

Not applicable.

DATED AT Sydney, NSW, Australia this 20th day of February, 2013.

COLONIAL FIRST STATE ASSET  MANAGEMENT (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

By: "John Francis Greenhalgh"  
Name: John Francis Greenhalgh
Title: Secretary

* This is a late filing.

EARLY WARNING REPORT
FILED PURSUANT TO NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 62-103 *

(1)     Name and address of the offeror:

Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited ( "Colonial First State")
Ground Floor Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Attention: Matthew Doyle, Group Substantial Shareholding Team

(2)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities of which the offeror acquired ownership or control in the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the obligation to file the news release and whether it was ownership or control that was acquired in those circumstances:

On 14 April 2011, Colonial First State acquired control or direction over 3,262,752 ordinary shares (the "Shares") of NiMin Energy Corp. ("NiMin Energy") representing approximately 5.29% of the issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy.

(3)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities immediately after the transaction or occurrence giving rise to obligation to file the news release:

As of 14 April 2011, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 8,231,290 Shares of NiMin Energy representing approximately 13.35% of the issued and outstanding Shares.

(4)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the percentage of outstanding securities of the class of securities referred to in paragraph (3) over which

(i)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership and control:

Not applicable.

(ii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership but control is held by other persons or companies other than the offeror or any joint actor:

Not applicable.

(iii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has exclusive or shared control but does not have ownership:

As of 14 April 2011, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 8,231,290 Shares of NiMin Energy representing approximately 13.35% of the issued and outstanding Shares.

(5)     Name of the market in which the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release took place:

The transaction took place by private agreement outside of the facilities of the TSX-Venture Exchange.

(5.1) The value, in Canadian dollars, of any consideration offered per security if the offeror acquired ownership of a security in the transaction or occurrence giving rise  to the obligation to file a news release:

Not applicable.

(6)     Purpose of the offeror and any joint actors in effecting the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release, including any future intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of the reporting issuer:

The Shares of NiMin Energy were acquired by Colonial First State in the ordinary course of its businesses as a portfolio manager on behalf of investment funds in respect of which it has been granted discretionary investment management authority.  The Shares were not acquired for the purpose of acquiring, changing or influencing the control of NiMin Energy.  Colonial First State may acquire or dispose of additional Shares or Warrants from time to time.

(7)     General nature and the material terms of any agreement, other than lending arrangements, with respect to securities of the reporting issuer entered into by the offeror, or any joint actor, and the issuer of the securities or any other entity in connection with the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the news release, including agreements with respect to the acquisition, holding, disposition or voting of any of the securities:

Not applicable.

(8)     Names of any joint actors in connection with the disclosure required by this report:

Not applicable.

(9)     In the case of a transaction or occurrence that did not take place on a stock exchange or other market that represents a published market for the securities, including an issuance from treasury, the nature and value of the consideration paid by the offeror:

The consideration that was paid for the Shares by Colonial First State was Cdn.$4.35 per Share.

(10)     If applicable, a description of any change in any material fact set out in a previous report by the entity under the early warning requirements or Part 4 of National Instrument 62-103 in respect of the reporting issuer's securities:

Colonial First State ceased to exercise control or direction over any Share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of Woulfe Mining on 16 March 2011 when it completed its acquisition of (i) 660,800 shares upon the exercise of 660,800 Warrants over which it had previously exercised control or direction on 15 March 2011; and (ii) 1,579,200 shares upon the exercise of 1,579,200 Warrants over which it had previously exercised control or direction on 16 March 2011.

(11)     If applicable, a description of the exemption from securities legislation being relied on by the offeror and the facts supporting that reliance:

Not applicable.

DATED AT Sydney, NSW, Australia this 20th day of February, 2013.

COLONIAL FIRST STATE ASSET  MANAGEMENT (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

By: "John Francis Greenhalgh"  
Name: John Francis Greenhalgh
Title: Secretary

* This is a late filing.

EARLY WARNING REPORT
FILED PURSUANT TO NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 62-103 *

(1)     Name and address of the offeror:

Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited ( "Colonial First State")
Ground Floor Tower 1, 201 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
Attention: Matthew Doyle, Group Substantial Shareholding Team

(2)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities of which the offeror acquired ownership or control in the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the obligation to file the news release and whether it was ownership or control that was acquired in those circumstances:

On 12 June 2012, Colonial First State disposed of 2,600,000 ordinary shares (the "Shares") of NiMin Energy Corp. ("NiMin Energy"), representing approximately 3.91% of the issued and outstanding Shares of NiMin Energy.

(3)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the offeror's securityholding percentage in the class of securities immediately after the transaction or occurrence giving rise to obligation to file the news release:

As of 12 June 2012, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 5,550,820 Shares of NiMin Energy representing approximately 8.34% of the issued and outstanding Shares.

(4)     Designation and number or principal amount of securities and the percentage of outstanding securities of the class of securities referred to in paragraph (3) over which

(i)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership and control:

Not applicable.

(ii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has ownership but control is held by other persons or companies other than the offeror or any joint actor:

Not applicable.

(iii)     the offeror, either alone or together with any joint actors, has exclusive or shared control but does not have ownership:

As of 12 June 2012, Colonial First State exercised control or direction over 5,550,820 Shares of NiMin Energy representing approximately 8.34% of the issued and outstanding Shares.

(5)     Name of the market in which the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release took place:

The transaction took place in the secondary market through the facilities of the TSX-Venture Exchange.

(5.1) The value, in Canadian dollars, of any consideration offered per security if the offeror acquired ownership of a security in the transaction or occurrence giving rise  to the obligation to file a news release:

Not applicable.

(6)     Purpose of the offeror and any joint actors in effecting the transaction or occurrence that gave rise to the news release, including any future intention to acquire ownership of, or control over, additional securities of the reporting issuer:

The Shares of NiMin Energy were disposed of by Colonial First State in the ordinary course of its businesses as a portfolio manager on behalf of investment funds in respect of which it has been granted discretionary investment management authority.  The Shares were not disposed of for the purpose of acquiring, changing or influencing the control of NiMin Energy.  Colonial First State may acquire or dispose of additional Shares or Share purchase warrants from time to time.

(7)     General nature and the material terms of any agreement, other than lending arrangements, with respect to securities of the reporting issuer entered into by the offeror, or any joint actor, and the issuer of the securities or any other entity in connection with the transaction or occurrence giving rise to the news release, including agreements with respect to the acquisition, holding, disposition or voting of any of the securities:

Not applicable.

(8)     Names of any joint actors in connection with the disclosure required by this report:

Not applicable.

(9)     In the case of a transaction or occurrence that did not take place on a stock exchange or other market that represents a published market for the securities, including an issuance from treasury, the nature and value of the consideration paid by the offeror:

Not applicable.

(10)     If applicable, a description of any change in any material fact set out in a previous report by the entity under the early warning requirements or Part 4 of National Instrument 62-103 in respect of the reporting issuer's securities:

Not applicable.

(11)     If applicable, a description of the exemption from securities legislation being relied on by the offeror and the facts supporting that reliance:

Not applicable.

DATED AT Sydney, NSW, Australia this 20th day of February, 2013.

COLONIAL FIRST STATE ASSET  MANAGEMENT (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED

By: "John Francis Greenhalgh"  
Name: John Francis Greenhalgh
Title: Secretary

* This is a late filing.

SOURCE Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Limited

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The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, Big Data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impac...
There is little doubt that Big Data solutions will have an increasing role in the Enterprise IT mainstream over time. 8th International Big Data Expo, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - has announced its Call for Papers is open. As advanced data storage, access and analytics technologies aimed at handling high-volume and/or fast moving data all move center stage, aided by the cloud computing bo...
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
Over the years, a variety of methodologies have emerged in order to overcome the challenges related to project constraints. The successful use of each methodology seems highly context-dependent. However, communication seems to be the common denominator of the many challenges that project management methodologies intend to resolve. In this respect, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be viewed as powerful tools for managing projects. Few research papers have focused on the way...
As the world moves from DevOps to NoOps, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. However, applications have been architected with a much tighter coupling than it needs to be which makes deployment in different environments and migration between them harder. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, Netflix and so on is at the heart of CloudFoundry – a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS...
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, ...
You use an agile process; your goal is to make your organization more agile. But what about your data infrastructure? The truth is, today's databases are anything but agile - they are effectively static repositories that are cumbersome to work with, difficult to change, and cannot keep pace with application demands. Performance suffers as a result, and it takes far longer than it should to deliver new features and capabilities needed to make your organization competitive. As your application an...
Move from reactive to proactive cloud management in a heterogeneous cloud infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Manoj Khabe, Innovative Solution-Focused Transformation Leader at Vicom Computer Services, Inc., will show how to replace a help desk-centric approach with an ITIL-based service model and service-centric CMDB that’s tightly integrated with an event and incident management platform. Learn how to expand the scope of operations management to service management. He will al...
High-performing enterprise Software Quality Assurance (SQA) teams validate systems that are ready for use - getting most actively involved as components integrate and form complete systems. These teams catch and report on defects, making sure the customer gets the best software possible. SQA teams have leveraged automation and virtualization to execute more thorough testing in less time - bringing Dev and Ops together, ensuring production readiness. Does the emergence of DevOps mean the end of E...
Amazon and Google have built software-defined data centers (SDDCs) that deliver massively scalable services with great efficiency. Yet, building SDDCs has proven to be a near impossibility for companies without hyper-scale resources. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, David Cauthron, CTO and Founder of NIMBOXX, highlighted how a mid-sized manufacturer of global industrial equipment bridged the gap from virtualization to software-defined services, streamlining operations and costs while connect...
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo – to be held June 3-5, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City – will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide...
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...