Form 8.3 - OPHIR ENERGY 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 interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

   
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

OPHIR ENERGY PLC

(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:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

 

27 Jan 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?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”

 

YES:

SALAMANDER ENERGY 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: 2,058,543 0.36% 8,624,292 1.51%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,708,624 1.35% 1,043,669 0.18%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 9,767,167 1.71% 9,667,961 1.69%

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 28 1.2822 GBP
ORD Purchase 160 1.3320 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 1.3230 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,334 1.3340 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,351 1.3010 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,363 1.3270 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,496 1.3250 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,157 1.2859 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,236 1.2983 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,300 1.3147 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,329 1.3210 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,253 1.2981 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,858 1.3318 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,368 1.3209 GBP
ORD Purchase 26,848 1.3070 GBP
ORD Purchase 49,666 1.2911 GBP
ORD Purchase 73,587 1.3015 GBP
ORD Purchase 80,338 1.2963 GBP
ORD Purchase 99,057 1.3192 GBP
ORD Sale 597 1.3070 GBP
ORD Sale 696 1.3090 GBP
ORD Sale 944 1.3007 GBP
ORD Sale 1,000 1.3000 GBP
ORD Sale 2,351 1.3010 GBP
ORD Sale 2,363 1.3270 GBP
ORD Sale 2,496 1.3250 GBP
ORD Sale 3,135 1.3340 GBP
ORD Sale 5,451 1.3167 GBP
ORD Sale 8,227 1.3210 GBP
ORD Sale 10,057 1.3316 GBP
ORD Sale 11,986 1.3194 GBP
ORD Sale 18,198 1.3174 GBP
ORD Sale 34,528 1.3263 GBP
ORD Sale 50,356 1.3056 GBP
ORD Sale 128,281 1.3074 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 944 1.3007 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,451 1.3167 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,009 1.3228 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 10,148 1.3291 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 25,915 1.3189 GBP
ORD CFD Long 45,464 1.2967 GBP
ORD CFD Long 31,675 1.3080 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 75,782 1.3188 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,712 1.3031 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,488 1.3373 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,236 1.2983 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,009 1.2821 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7,237 1.3501 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 32,656 1.3112 GBP
ORD CFD Short 49,666 1.2911 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 109,022 1.3113 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: 450510
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150128T131132+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC