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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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Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have spoken with, or attended presentations from, utilities in the United States, South America, Asia and Europe. This session will provide a look at the CREPE drivers for SmartGrids and the solution spaces used by SmartGrids today and planned for the near future. All organizations can learn from SmartGrid’s use of Predictive Maintenance, Demand Prediction, Cloud, Big Data and Customer-facing Dashboards...
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
Noted IoT expert and researcher Joseph di Paolantonio (pictured below) has joined the @ThingsExpo faculty. Joseph, who describes himself as an “Independent Thinker” from DataArchon, will speak on the topic of “Smart Grids & Managing Big Utilities.” Over his career, Joseph di Paolantonio has worked in the energy, renewables, aerospace, telecommunications, and information technology industries. His expertise is in data analysis, system engineering, Bayesian statistics, data warehouses, business intelligence, data mining, predictive methods, and very large databases (VLDB). Prior to DataArchon, he served as a VP and Principal Analyst with Constellation Group. He is a member of the Boulder (Colo.) Brain Trust, an organization with a mission “to benefit the Business Intelligence and data management industry by providing pro bono exchange of information between vendors and independent analysts on new trends and technologies and to provide vendors with constructive feedback on their of...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.