Form 8.3 - GREENE KING 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 GREENE KING 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: 18 December 2014
(f) Has the discloser previously disclosed, or are YES:
they today disclosing, under the Code in respect C&C GROUP PLC
of any other party to this offer? SPIRIT PUB COMPANY 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: 1,616,002 0.74% 1,464,842 0.67%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 918,609 0.42% 504,033 0.23%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,534,611 1.16% 1,968,875 0.90%

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 564 7.3189 GBP
ORD Purchase 638 7.3600 GBP
ORD Purchase 876 7.3700 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,204 7.4362 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,336 7.3715 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,431 7.3664 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,219 7.3669 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,575 7.3770 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,096 7.3155 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,563 7.3593 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,591 7.2997 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,121 7.3966 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,532 7.2978 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,052 7.3759 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,765 7.3249 GBP
ORD Purchase 40,173 7.3409 GBP
ORD Sale 268 7.2350 GBP
ORD Sale 438 7.3700 GBP
ORD Sale 494 7.3777 GBP
ORD Sale 1,332 7.3331 GBP
ORD Sale 3,840 7.3383 GBP
ORD Sale 4,906 7.2762 GBP
ORD Sale 5,563 7.3454 GBP
ORD Sale 6,000 7.3375 GBP
ORD Sale 6,193 7.2841 GBP
ORD Sale 23,396 7.4014 GBP
ORD Sale 24,260 7.2458 GBP
ORD Sale 26,751 7.3170 GBP
ORD Sale 94,793 7.2651 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 4,793 7.3737 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 6,210 7.3116 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,396 7.4013 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 38,344 7.3065 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 94,793 7.2651 GBP
ORD CFD Short 564 7.3189 GBP
ORD CFD Short 865 7.4190 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,204 7.4362 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,354 7.3336 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,572 7.3817 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,575 7.3770 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,295 7.4184 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,777 7.3569 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,757 7.3490 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,121 7.3966 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 16,800 7.3942 GBP
ORD CFD Short 40,154 7.3414 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: 19 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: 445639
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20141219T154301+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC