Form 8.3 - OPHIR PLC

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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:  

17 DEC 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: 1,602,997 0.28% 8,586,873 1.48%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 7,811,328 1.35% 741,188 0.13%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 9,414,325 1.63% 9,328,061 1.61%

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 289 1.2220 GBP
ORD Purchase 408 1.2750 GBP
ORD Purchase 551 1.1990 GBP
ORD Purchase 910 1.2310 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,210 1.2770 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,724 1.2760 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,728 1.2070 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,688 1.2308 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,820 1.2441 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,127 1.2071 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,799 1.2666 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,196 1.2400 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,651 1.2463 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,000 1.2640 GBP
ORD Purchase 27,939 1.2340 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,355 1.2483 GBP
ORD Purchase 38,089 1.2670 GBP
ORD Purchase 44,071 1.2011 GBP
ORD Purchase 52,363 1.2149 GBP
ORD Purchase 53,681 1.2673 GBP
ORD Purchase 65,914 1.2247 GBP
ORD Purchase 74,961 1.2716 GBP
ORD Purchase 91,441 1.2683 GBP
ORD Purchase 220,315 1.2263 GBP
ORD Sale 289 1.2220 GBP
ORD Sale 408 1.2750 GBP
ORD Sale 551 1.1990 GBP
ORD Sale 910 1.2310 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 1.2410 GBP
ORD Sale 1,210 1.2770 GBP
ORD Sale 1,724 1.2760 GBP
ORD Sale 1,728 1.2070 GBP
ORD Sale 2,246 1.2690 GBP
ORD Sale 3,749 1.2800 GBP
ORD Sale 7,942 1.2564 GBP
ORD Sale 11,523 1.2298 GBP
ORD Sale 20,463 1.2556 GBP
ORD Sale 30,211 1.2284 GBP
ORD Sale 42,121 1.2374 GBP
ORD Sale 43,154 1.2354 GBP
ORD Sale 52,751 1.2328 GBP
ORD Sale 78,333 1.2309 GBP
ORD Sale 98,805 1.2267 GBP
 
(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)      
Class of Product Nature of dealing Number of Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 101 1.2790 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,540 1.2782 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,671 1.2237 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,154 1.2400 GBP
ORD CFD Long 11,523 1.2298 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,651 1.2258 GBP
ORD CFD Long 30,211 1.2284 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 43,909 1.2370 GBP
ORD CFD Long 78,333 1.2308 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 170,959 1.2301 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,290 1.2657 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,355 1.2421 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,398 1.2126 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,127 1.2071 GBP
ORD CFD Short 9,499 1.2663 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,974 1.2452 GBP
ORD CFD Short 18,440 1.2173 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 22,100 1.2355 GBP
ORD CFD Short 34,355 1.2483 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 39,632 1.2147 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 44,071 1.2011 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 53,681 1.2673 GBP
ORD CFD Short 65,354 1.2267 GBP
ORD CFD Short 74,961 1.2716 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 228,632 1.2247 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:  

18 DEC 2014

Contact name:

Jay Supaya

Telephone number:

0207 773 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 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: 445445
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20141218T142824+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC