Form 8.3 - OPHIR ENERGY 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   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: 23 December 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: 2,377,330 0.41% 8,469,660 1.46%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 7,441,744 1.29% 776,084 0.13%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 9,819,074 1.70% 9,245,744 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 877 1.4040 GBP
ORD Purchase 929 1.3970 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,309 1.4140 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,947 1.4080 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,184 1.3991 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,234 1.3920 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,454 1.4100 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,658 1.4120 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,539 1.4026 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,776 1.4016 GBP
ORD Purchase 24,371 1.4060 GBP
ORD Purchase 28,250 1.4028 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,135 1.4037 GBP
ORD Purchase 35,997 1.4027 GBP
ORD Purchase 46,492 1.4001 GBP
ORD Sale 54 1.4003 GBP
ORD Sale 929 1.3970 GBP
ORD Sale 1,821 1.4040 GBP
ORD Sale 1,880 1.3820 GBP
ORD Sale 2,234 1.3920 GBP
ORD Sale 4,697 1.3964 GBP
ORD Sale 18,668 1.4005 GBP
ORD Sale 31,704 1.4019 GBP
ORD Sale 56,982 1.4026 GBP
ORD Sale 158,025 1.3979 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 1,880 1.3818 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 10,344 1.3877 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,778 1.4084 GBP
ORD CFD Long 16,108 1.3797 GBP
ORD CFD Long 56,982 1.4026 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 113,804 1.4008 GBP
ORD CFD Long 61,845 1.4002 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,720 1.4044 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,482 1.3985 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 22,100 1.4022 GBP
ORD CFD Short 34,135 1.4037 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 100,721 1.4017 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 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: 446351
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20141224T120121+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC