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Tuesday 01 February, 2011

BofA Merrill Lynch

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)

RNS Number : 4605A
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
01 February 2011
 



                                                                                                                                               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                                        Brit Insurance Holdings NV

       relevant securities this form relates:

       (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt                      Advisor to Apollo Management VII LP and

       principal trader is connected:                                                                        CVC Capital Partners

       (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                 31/01/2011

       (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 - NL0009347863            Purchase                      616                   GBP 10.47             GBP 10.47

           Common - NL0009347863                Sale                        3,563                  GBP 10.46             GBP 10.46

       (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 - NL0009347863               Swap                       SHORT                         590                   GBP 10.47

          Common - NL0009347863               Swap                       SHORT                         96                    GBP 10.46

          Common - NL0009347863               Swap                       SHORT                         26                    GBP 10.47

                       Class of                         Product           Nature of dealing          Number of          Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                        reference securities

                       security                        eg.  CFD

          Common - NL0009347863               Swap                        LONG                          301                   GBP 10.46

       (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)

       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:                                                                                     01/02/2011

       Contact name:                                                                                           Lucy Hayes

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7995 9850



 

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                                  British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc

       relevant securities this form relates:

       (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt                           Advisor to British Sky Broadcasting

       principal trader is connected:                                                                                 Group Plc

       (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                 31/01/2011

       (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 - GB0001411924            Purchase                    75,834                  GBP 7.60               GBP 7.56

           Common - GB0001411924               Sale                      127,381                 GBP 7.60               GBP 7.55

       (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 - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                         816                    GBP 7.60

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                        1043                   GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                        2000                   GBP 7.58

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                        2260                   GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                        4530                   GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                        7576                   GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                       12535                  GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                       20746                  GBP 7.56

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                       37185                  GBP 7.56

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                       SHORT                         127                    GBP 7.58

                       Class of                         Product           Nature of dealing          Number of          Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                        reference securities

                       security                        eg.  CFD

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         6503                   GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                        21495                  GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                        19634                  GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         7673                   GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         6792                   GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                           2                      GBP 7.56

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         4862                   GBP 7.56

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         4037                   GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         3743                   GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         2441                   GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         2000                   GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         1864                   GBP 7.56

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         1136                   GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                          552                    GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                          515                    GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                          350                    GBP 7.57

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                          118                    GBP 7.56

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                           8                      GBP 7.59

          Common - GB0001411924               Swap                        LONG                         7576                   GBP 7.57

       (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:                                                                                     01/02/2011

       Contact name:                                                                                           Lucy Hayes

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7995 9850

 



 

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:                                                                                 31/01/2011

       (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 -                       Purchase                    3,205                   GBP 7.85               GBP 7.84

                      Common -                          Sale                       11,896                  GBP 7.84               GBP 7.82

       (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 -                          Swap                       SHORT                         891                    GBP 7.84

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         790                    GBP 7.85

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         760                    GBP 7.85

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                         760                    GBP 7.85

                     Common -                          Swap                       SHORT                          4                      GBP 7.84

                       Class of                         Product           Nature of dealing          Number of          Price per unit

                      relevant                       description                                        reference securities

                       security                        eg.  CFD

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          179                    GBP 7.81

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          379                    GBP 7.81

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          712                    GBP 7.81

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                          810                    GBP 7.81

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         2310                   GBP 7.82

                     Common -                          Swap                        LONG                         3223                   GBP 7.82



       (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:                                                                                     01/02/2011

       Contact name:                                                                                           Lucy Hayes

       Telephone number:                                                                              +44 20 7995 9850

 


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