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Wednesday 29 December, 2010

BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) Amendment

RNS Number : 6614Y
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
29 December 2010
 



AMENDMENT TO SECTION 2a) - PURCHASES

FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

                               PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH

                                  RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING

                                                                                 CAPACITY

                                                       Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

       1.      KEY INFORMATION

       (a) Name of exempt principal trader:                                                       Bank of America Merrill Lynch

       (b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose                                          Wellstream Holdings Plc

       relevant securities this form relates:

       (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt                           Advisor to Wellstream Holdings Plc

       principal trader is connected:

       (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                 13/12/2010

       (e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today                                                      NO

       disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other

       party to this offer?

       2.      DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

       (a)      Purchases and sales

                        Class of                       Purchase/             Total number         Highest price        Lowest price

                       relevant                           Sales                  of securities               per unit                per unit

                        security                                                                                  paid/received       paid/received

         Common - GB00B1VWM162          Purchase                 1,529,924                GBP 7.87               GBP 7.84

         Common - GB00B1VWM162             Sale                     4,090,197                GBP 7.87               GBP 7.84

       (b)      Derivatives transactions (other than options)

                       Class of                         Product            Nature of dealing          Number of           Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                         reference securities

                       security                         eg.  CFD

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                        11498                  GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                         2419                   GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                         2781                   GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                         4200                   GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                          36                     GBP 7.85

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                          229                    GBP 7.85

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                         2430                   GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                        90286                  GBP 7.85

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                        56234                  GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                        30810                  GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                        19190                  GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                       146369                 GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                        LONG                        28631                  GBP 7.86

                            



                       Class of                         Product            Nature of dealing          Number of           Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                         reference securities

                       security                         eg.  CFD

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                        5982                   GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                        4200                   GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                         950                    GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                         860                    GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                         620                    GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                          9                      GBP 7.86

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                      830063                 GBP 7.85

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                      416170                 GBP 7.84

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                      282909                 GBP 7.85

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                      141840                 GBP 7.84

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                      881553                 GBP 7.84

        Common - GB00B1VWM162             Swap                       SHORT                      441990                 GBP 7.83

       (c)      Options transactions in respect of existing securities

       (i)      Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

           Class of          Product            Writing,        Number of      Exercise          Type          Expiry        Option

          relevant       description      purchasing,      securities         price                                 date          money

           security                                  selling,          to which        per unit                                                paid/

                                                      varying etc.         option                                                                   received

                                                                                 relates                                                                    per unit

       (ii)      Exercising

             Class of relevant                Product description             Number of securities     Exercise price per unit

                    security

       (d)      Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

             Class of relevant               Nature of dealing                          Details                       Price per unit (if

                    security                                                                                                                  applicable)

 

 

 

       3.      OTHER INFORMATION

       (a)      Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

       Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding,

       formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal

       or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt principal trader making the

       disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the

       offer:

       NONE

       (b)      Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

       Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between

       the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

       (i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

       (ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which

       any derivative is referenced:

       NONE

       Date of disclosure:                                                                                     29/12/2010

       Contact name:                                                                                          Sarah Turner

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7996 3416


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