SSE share certificates - missing or some other explanation?

I have 400 (4 x 100) SSE shares - this figure is correct and confirmed by the dividend payments. I want to sell them, and they're still in certificate form.

Certificates for 300 of the shares (3 x 100) can be found although they show Scottish and Southern Energy PLC rather than SSE PLC. 

The other certificate for the remaining 100 shares is missing, but there are two Scottish Hydro-Electric PLC certificates for 5 and 95 shares, totalling 100 shares.

I'd be grateful for some help on these points please:

1   I'm assuming the Scottish and Southern Energy PLC share certificates are still usable in a share sale, and that there simply was no need to issue new SSE certificates on the name change?

2  I strongly suspect that the existence of the Scottish Hydro-Electric PLC certificates means that no Scottish and Southern Energy PLC replacement certificate was issued on that particular name change for some reason.  The missing certificate for the 100 SSE shares, is, I believe, the two certificates making up 100 Scottish Hydro-Electric PLC shares. Does that make any kind of sense?

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