Form 8.3 - OPHIR ENERGY PLC

LONDON--()--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) Identity of the person whose positions/dealings are being disclosed:  

Barclays PLC.

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient

   
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

OPHIR ENERGY 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:  

21 Nov 2014

(f) Has the discloser previously disclosed, or are they today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?  

YES:

SALAMANDER ENERGY PLC

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(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: 1,057,421 0.18% 7,741,013 1.32%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 7,507,087 1.28% 854,885 0.15%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 8,564,508 1.46% 8,595,898 1.47%

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open derivative or option positions, 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 executive options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:  

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.

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit  
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 299 1.7090 GBP
ORD Purchase 375 1.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 628 1.6980 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,159 1.7000 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,228 1.6971 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,461 1.7021 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,609 1.7081 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,059 1.7057 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,924 1.7045 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,047 1.6976 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,591 1.6988 GBP
ORD Purchase 55,383 1.7010 GBP
ORD Purchase 57,080 1.7054 GBP
ORD Purchase 80,137 1.7094 GBP
ORD Purchase 272,428 1.7051 GBP
ORD Sale 299 1.7090 GBP
ORD Sale 375 1.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 628 1.6980 GBP
ORD Sale 645 1.6927 GBP
ORD Sale 658 1.7027 GBP
ORD Sale 737 1.7071 GBP
ORD Sale 4,298 1.7066 GBP
ORD Sale 6,996 1.6922 GBP
ORD Sale 22,000 1.7218 GBP
ORD Sale 23,858 1.7085 GBP
ORD Sale 26,888 1.7007 GBP
ORD Sale 28,362 1.7039 GBP
ORD Sale 30,476 1.7034 GBP
ORD Sale 30,937 1.7000 GBP
ORD Sale 99,778 1.7044 GBP
ORD Sale 119,816 1.7074 GBP
ORD Sale 158,650 1.7225 GBP
 
(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)      
Class of Product Nature of dealing Number of Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 645 1.6927 GBP
ORD CFD Long 737 1.7071 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,078 1.7018 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,391 1.7030 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,298 1.7066 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,996 1.6922 GBP
ORD CFD Long 11,336 1.7313 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 29,659 1.6951 GBP
ORD CFD Long 30,476 1.7034 GBP
ORD CFD Long 97,700 1.7044 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 132,338 1.7060 GBP
ORD CFD Long 158,650 1.7225 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1 1.6900 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 456 1.6939 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,159 1.7001 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,162 1.6982 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,643 1.6916 GBP
ORD CFD Short 9,539 1.7031 GBP
ORD CFD Short 11,255 1.6968 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 29,585 1.7194 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 34,047 1.6976 GBP
ORD CFD Short 55,383 1.7010 GBP
ORD CFD Short 68,617 1.7087 GBP
ORD CFD Short 78,527 1.7022 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 174,074 1.7024 GBP

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(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) Exercising

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. call option

  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)

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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.

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:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”

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”

NONE

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?

NO

Date of disclosure:  

24 Nov 2014

Contact name:

Sushil Vashisht

Telephone number:

020 7773 0744

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 monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code’s dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

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

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 442093
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20141124T120403+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC