Form 8.3 - AFREN 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 AFREN 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

SEPLAT PETROLEUM DEVT CO 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: 16,698,419 1.51% 10,137,076 0.92%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 7,811,561 0.71% 16,108,208 1.45%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 24,509,980 2.21% 26,245,284 2.37%

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 6,742 0.4985 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,575 0.4979 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,201 0.5049 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,234 0.5050 GBP
ORD Purchase 40,478 0.5117 GBP
ORD Purchase 45,789 0.4994 GBP
ORD Purchase 60,402 0.5064 GBP
ORD Purchase 67,164 0.5084 GBP
ORD Purchase 119,396 0.5051 GBP
ORD Purchase 123,763 0.5065 GBP
ORD Purchase 150,482 0.5035 GBP
ORD Purchase 535,467 0.5061 GBP
ORD Sale 7,900 0.4977 GBP
ORD Sale 17,380 0.5059 GBP
ORD Sale 20,857 0.5051 GBP
ORD Sale 25,000 0.5050 GBP
ORD Sale 28,698 0.5058 GBP
ORD Sale 29,457 0.5034 GBP
ORD Sale 56,962 0.5065 GBP
ORD Sale 58,875 0.5003 GBP
ORD Sale 131,281 0.5021 GBP
ORD Sale 340,131 0.5055 GBP
ORD Sale 498,335 0.5035 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 15,327 0.5080 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 58,875 0.5002 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 394,515 0.5052 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 592,612 0.5033 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 16,187 0.5050 GBP
ORD CFD Short 21,902 0.5080 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 53,280 0.5073 GBP
ORD CFD Short 71,786 0.5132 GBP
ORD CFD Short 150,482 0.5035 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 566,468 0.5058 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: 446366
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20141224T115912+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC