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)   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 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: 27 January 2015
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making YES:
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? SPIRIT PUB CO PLC

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: 1,538,668 0.70% 1,687,400 0.77%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,136,887 0.52% 275,911 0.13%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,675,555 1.22% 1,963,311 0.90%

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 271 8.2107 GBP
ORD Purchase 502 8.1875 GBP
ORD Purchase 574 8.1925 GBP
ORD Purchase 692 8.2000 GBP
ORD Purchase 822 8.2084 GBP
ORD Purchase 970 8.1950 GBP
ORD Purchase 992 8.2087 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,000 8.2170 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,128 8.2050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,338 8.2150 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,746 8.1900 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,769 8.2063 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,988 8.1955 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,084 8.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,344 8.2133 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,809 8.2072 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,500 8.2022 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,043 8.2126 GBP
ORD Sale 88 8.2150 GBP
ORD Sale 502 8.1875 GBP
ORD Sale 574 8.1925 GBP
ORD Sale 627 8.2000 GBP
ORD Sale 859 8.1900 GBP
ORD Sale 898 8.2094 GBP
ORD Sale 970 8.1950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,087 8.2050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,705 8.2121 GBP
ORD Sale 1,711 8.2038 GBP
ORD Sale 1,803 8.2192 GBP
ORD Sale 2,313 8.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 2,475 8.2039 GBP
ORD Sale 3,464 8.2034 GBP
ORD Sale 3,515 8.2089 GBP
ORD Sale 3,710 8.2047 GBP
ORD Sale 6,089 8.2044 GBP
ORD Sale 8,141 8.2030 GBP
ORD Sale 8,300 8.1975 GBP
ORD Sale 9,927 8.2033 GBP
ORD Sale 11,944 8.2073 GBP
ORD Sale 18,280 8.2116 GBP
ORD Sale 22,013 8.2041 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 5 8.2080 GBP
ORD CFD Long 888 8.2040 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,275 8.1975 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,705 8.2121 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,240 8.2154 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,705 8.2158 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,300 8.2134 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,932 8.2078 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,652 8.2116 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,089 8.1994 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,585 8.2032 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,855 8.2131 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 11,900 8.2143 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 12,206 8.1995 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,564 8.1980 GBP
ORD CFD Short 114 TRANSFER
ORD CFD Short 271 8.2107 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 300 8.2116 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 445 8.2072 GBP
ORD CFD Short 888 8.2359 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,691 8.2141 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 5,821 8.2051 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: 28 Jan 2015
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 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: 450508
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150128T131003+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC