Name Change for Widespread Energy

With the new single investment focus for the Company the Board of Widespread Energy has determined that now is an appropriate time to re brand the company. It is intended to change the name of the company to CHATHAM ROCK PHOSPHATE LIMITED.

Upon this change occurring the company’s ticker codes with NZX will change from “WEN” (for ordinary shares) to “CRP” and from “WENOA” for listed options to “CRPOA”.

It is intended that this change will be implemented over the next few weeks and an announcement will be made to the market when the effective date for the change is determined.