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)   Full name of discloser:   Barclays PLC.
     
(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: 21 January 2015
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? NO

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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.

(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: 27,972,767 2.53% 13,851,364 1.25%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
9,086,384 0.82% 25,364,680 2.29%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 37,059,151 3.35% 39,216,044 3.54%

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open stock-settled derivative positions (including traded options), 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 employee options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:  

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 1,031 0.2342 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,334 0.2316 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,113 0.2323 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,365 0.2086 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,963 0.2301 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,049 0.2068 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,112 0.2062 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,201 0.2310 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,255 0.2059 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,663 0.2115 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,707 0.2173 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,560 0.2311 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,250 0.2276 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,100 0.2094 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,341 0.2083 GBP
ORD Purchase 71,936 0.2274 GBP
ORD Purchase 80,751 0.2183 GBP
ORD Purchase 216,779 0.2126 GBP
ORD Purchase 301,233 0.2207 GBP
ORD Purchase 450,000 0.2321 GBP
ORD Purchase 461,794 0.2330 GBP
ORD Purchase 527,617 0.2246 GBP
ORD Purchase 890,230 0.2169 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,476,885 0.2212 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,534,069 0.2160 GBP
ORD Sale 1,031 0.2342 GBP
ORD Sale 3,034 0.2315 GBP
ORD Sale 4,113 0.2323 GBP
ORD Sale 4,753 0.2197 GBP
ORD Sale 4,963 0.2301 GBP
ORD Sale 5,510 0.2126 GBP
ORD Sale 11,112 0.2062 GBP
ORD Sale 11,201 0.2310 GBP
ORD Sale 11,255 0.2059 GBP
ORD Sale 12,707 0.2173 GBP
ORD Sale 13,110 0.2361 GBP
ORD Sale 14,250 0.2276 GBP
ORD Sale 18,720 0.2309 GBP
ORD Sale 24,637 0.2070 GBP
ORD Sale 25,326 0.2115 GBP
ORD Sale 29,357 0.2241 GBP
ORD Sale 29,910 0.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 32,691 0.2266 GBP
ORD Sale 38,043 0.2136 GBP
ORD Sale 45,987 0.2094 GBP
ORD Sale 65,488 0.2190 GBP
ORD Sale 107,175 0.2320 GBP
ORD Sale 228,342 0.2122 GBP
ORD Sale 295,247 0.2133 GBP
ORD Sale 450,000 0.2321 GBP
ORD Sale 746,994 0.2201 GBP
ORD Sale 781,396 0.2227 GBP
ORD Sale 2,247,601 0.2193 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 5,510 0.2126 GBP
ORD CFD Long 29,357 0.2241 GBP
ORD CFD Long 58,130 0.2341 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 253,600 0.2351 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 679,686 0.2135 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,500 0.2143 GBP
ORD CFD Short 100,000 0.2262 GBP
ORD CFD Short 81,602 0.2083 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 461,794 0.2329 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 801,954 0.2150 GBP
ORD CFD Short 831,314 0.2259 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,534,069 0.2160 GBP

(c) Stock-settled derivative transactions (including options)

(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) Exercise

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. call option

  Exercising/ exercised against   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)

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:

Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent should not be included. If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “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”

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 22 Jan 2015
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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 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: 449774
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150122T122839+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC