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   Barclays PLC.
  are being disclosed:  
(b) Owner or controller of interest and short
  positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):  
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose OPHIR ENERGY 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: 27 November 2014
(f) Has the discloser previously disclosed, or are YES:
they today disclosing, under the Code in respect SALAMANDER ENERGY PLC
  of any other party to this offer?  

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: 827,666 0.14% 8,701,995 1.49%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 8,383,685 1.44% 671,527 0.11%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 9,211,351 1.58% 9,373,522 1.60%

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 178 1.6160 GBP
ORD Purchase 737 1.6320 GBP
ORD Purchase 920 1.6290 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,081 1.6230 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,696 1.6251 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,735 1.6260 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,340 1.6060 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,881 1.6082 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,052 1.6092 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,666 1.6115 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,792 1.5999 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,194 1.5845 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,601 1.6157 GBP
ORD Purchase 24,253 1.6096 GBP
ORD Purchase 62,326 1.6027 GBP
ORD Sale 55 1.5950 GBP
ORD Sale 110 1.5790 GBP
ORD Sale 178 1.6160 GBP
ORD Sale 260 1.6320 GBP
ORD Sale 385 1.5990 GBP
ORD Sale 920 1.6290 GBP
ORD Sale 1,081 1.6230 GBP
ORD Sale 1,996 1.6260 GBP
ORD Sale 7,000 1.6100 GBP
ORD Sale 7,486 1.6034 GBP
ORD Sale 10,526 1.5833 GBP
ORD Sale 33,273 1.5989 GBP
ORD Sale 40,730 1.6003 GBP
ORD Sale 52,434 1.5964 GBP
ORD Sale 85,504 1.6021 GBP
ORD Sale 147,702 1.5803 GBP
ORD Sale 261,758 1.5979 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 5,408 1.5820 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,412 1.5901 GBP
ORD CFD Long 29,871 1.5973 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 33,807 1.6138 GBP
ORD CFD Long 40,730 1.6003 GBP
ORD CFD Long 85,504 1.6021 GBP
ORD CFD Long 147,702 1.5803 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 154,823 1.5944 GBP
ORD CFD Long 124,630 1.5989 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 5,346 1.6261 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 22,194 1.5845 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 24,253 1.6095 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 99,373 1.6040 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: 28 Nov 2014
Contact name: Sushil Vashisht
Telephone number: 0207 773 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: 442744
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20141128T130341+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC