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Thursday 29 October, 2020

BNP Paribas London

Form 8.3 - William Hill Plc

RNS Number : 6618D
BNP Paribas London
29 October 2020
 
PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY
A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR
MORE
Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")
 
1.
KEY INFORMATION
 
 
 (a)  Full name of discloser:
 
BNP Paribas SA
 (b)  Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
  The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.
 
 (c)  Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:
  Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
William Hill plc
 (d)  If an exempt fund manager connected with an offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of offeror/offeree:
 
 (e)  Date position held/dealing undertaken:
  For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure
28/10/2020
 (f)  In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?
  If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"
No:
 
2.
POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE
 
 
If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.
 
 
(a)
Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing (if any)
 
 
Class of relevant security:
 
10p ordinary (GB0031698896)
 
 
 
Interests
 
Short Positions
 
 
 
Number
%
Number
%
  (1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:
  11,074,846
  1.06
  -3,099,838
  -.30
  (2) Cash-settled derivatives:
 
 
 
  -9,243,690
  -.88
  (3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options) and agreements to purchase/sell:
 
 
 
 
  TOTAL:
  11,074,846
  1.06
  -12,343,528
  -1.18
 
All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.
 
 
Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).
 
 
(b)
Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors'' and other employee options)
 
 
Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:
 
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:
 
 
3.
DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE
 
 
Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.
 
 
The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.
 
 
(a)
Purchases and sales
 
 
Class of relevant
security
Purchase/sale
Number of
securities
Price per unit
GB0031698896
Purchase
  201
  2.7460 GBP
GB0031698896
Sale
  -73,100
  2.7460 GBP
GB0031698896
Sale
  -201
  2.7460 GBP
GB0031698896
Purchase
  264,917
  2.7460 GBP
GB0031698896
Sale
  -1,460,000
  2.7460 GBP
 
(b)
Cash-settled derivative transactions
 
 
Class of
relevant
security
Product
description
e.g. CFD
Nature of dealing
e.g. opening/closing a
long/short position
increasing/reducing a
long/short position
Number of
references
securities
Price per
unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(c)
Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)
 
 
(i)
Writing, selling, purchasing or varying
 
 
Class
of
relevant
security
Product
description
e.g. call
option
Writing,
purchasing,
selling,
varying etc.
Number
of
securities
to which
option
relates
Exercise
price
per unit
Type
e.g.
American
European
etc.
Expiry
date
Option
money
paid/
received
per unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(ii)
Exercise
 
 
Class of
relevant
security
Product
description
e.g. call option
Exercising/
exercised
against
Number of
securities
Exercise price
per unit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(d)
Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)
 
 
Class of relevant
security
Nature of dealing
e.g. subscription, conversion
Details
Price per unit (if
applicable)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.
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 person making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any person acting in concert with a party to the offer:
Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included.  If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"
 
 
 
 
(b)
Indemnity and other dealing arrangements
 
 
Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the person 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:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"
 
 
 
 
(c)
Attachments
 
 
Is a supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?
 
No
 
 
Date of Disclosure:
 
  29 Oct 2020
Contact Name
 
  Compliance Control Room
Telephone Number:
 
  0207 595 9695
 
Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.
 
 
The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.
 
 
*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit.
 
 
The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk
 
 
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