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BARCLAYS PLC (BET)

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Friday 29 January, 2016

BARCLAYS PLC

Form 8.3 - BETFAIR GROUP PLC

Form 8.3 - BETFAIR GROUP PLC

BARCLAYS PLC

FORM 8.3

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:   Barclays PLC.
     
(b) Owner or controller of interest and short
  positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):  
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose BETFAIR GROUP PLC
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(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: 28 January 2016
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making YES:
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? PADDY POWER PLC

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:       ORD
Interests       Short Positions    
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 2,232,755 2.40% 59,928 0.06%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,240 0.00% 1,728,951 1.86%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 2,233,995 2.40% 1,788,879 1.92%

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   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 50 42.7350 GBP
ORD Purchase 55 42.7058 GBP
ORD Purchase 55 42.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 82 42.7300 GBP
ORD Purchase 264 42.7625 GBP
ORD Purchase 321 42.6124 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 42.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,881 42.5634 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,800 42.4400 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,291 42.5960 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,000 42.6802 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,438 42.6467 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,506 42.7385 GBP
ORD Purchase 250,296 42.7186 GBP
ORD Sale 41 42.7300 GBP
ORD Sale 55 42.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 61 41.8730 GBP
ORD Sale 386 42.5582 GBP
ORD Sale 412 42.7099 GBP
ORD Sale 462 42.4662 GBP
ORD Sale 850 42.6570 GBP
ORD Sale 1,417 42.7644 GBP
ORD Sale 1,541 42.7114 GBP
ORD Sale 1,588 42.6479 GBP
ORD Sale 1,741 42.8023 GBP
ORD Sale 2,188 42.7257 GBP
ORD Sale 2,980 42.6732 GBP
ORD Sale 5,002 42.6352 GBP
ORD Sale 6,404 42.7863 GBP
ORD Sale 7,112 42.7115 GBP
ORD Sale 16,041 42.6513 GBP
ORD Sale 17,082 42.7043 GBP
ORD Sale 50,000 42.7827 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 27 42.6759 GBP
ORD CFD Long 61 41.8731 GBP
ORD CFD Long 89 42.6495 GBP
ORD CFD Long 216 42.8061 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,211 42.7769 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,379 42.7546 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,452 42.7152 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,177 42.6730 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,305 42.6738 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,980 42.6732 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,596 42.6489 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 7,719 42.6319 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 8,322 42.6694 GBP
ORD CFD Short 102 42.6818 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 200 42.6042 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 220 42.7380 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 850 42.4727 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,425 42.6000 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,441 42.6202 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,013 42.6695 GBP
ORD CFD Short 250,296 42.7186 GBP

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

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 Jan 2016
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 020 7773 0635

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at [email protected] The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.


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