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Beware of Share Fraudsters

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Shareholders are cautioned to be very wary of any unsolicited advice, offers to buy shares at a discount, sell your shares at a premium or offers of free company reports.

Centrica is aware that some of its shareholders sometimes receive unsolicited phone calls or letters from individuals or companies offering to buy or sell Centrica shares on very favourable terms. These communications imply a connection with Centrica and are often from overseas based 'brokers' who are very persuasive and extremely persistent, with professional websites to support their activities. Such communications are not endorsed by Centrica as the Company does not participate in such unsolicited communication programmes. The calls should be treated as scams and should be reported to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) so that they can investigate. You are able to do this either online at the FCA's website or by calling them on 0800 111 6768*.

If you do receive telephone calls, emails, letters from Centrica or from companies endorsed by Centrica and you are unsure if they are legitimate, please contact our shareholder helpline for clarification on 0371 384 2985**.

More information can be found on the FCA’s website www.fca.org.uk/consumers/scams and http://scamsmart.fca.org.uk/

* Free from UK landlines.
**Calls to an 03 number cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number. Lines open 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (UK time), excluding public holidays in England and Wales.

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