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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 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, discussed 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 t...
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 s...
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by mining large volumes of unstructured data, and how data tracking delivers uptime when it matters most.
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 impact.
There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immediate and actionable interpretation of events as they happen. Another aspect concerns how to deliver ...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
Code Halos - aka "digital fingerprints" - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Brown, AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, outlined research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the Internet of Things opportunity and what steps your organization should be taking to position itself for the next platform of digital competition.
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, discussed the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. He also discussed how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics discussed were barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold. Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Pa...
Dale Kim is the Director of Industry Solutions at MapR. His background includes a variety of technical and management roles at information technology companies. While his experience includes work with relational databases, much of his career pertains to non-relational data in the areas of search, content management, and NoSQL, and includes senior roles in technical marketing, sales engineering, and support engineering. Dale holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BA in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly in the process of breaking from its heretofore relatively obscure enterprise applications (such as plant floor control and supply chain management) and going mainstream into the consumer space. More and more creative folks are interconnecting everyday products such as household items, mobile devices, appliances and cars, and unleashing new and imaginative scenarios. We are seeing a lot of excitement around applications in home automation, personal fitness, and in-car entertainment and this excitement will bleed into other areas. On the commercial side, m...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence.
Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans live in urban areas, urging cities to become “smart.” Today, cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services that improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, will focus on successful use cases.
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. 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.