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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 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.
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. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...
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...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
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.
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
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.
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
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.
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...
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 ...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons. In the IoT vision, every new "thing" - sensor, actuator, data source, data con...
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 @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of t...
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) i...