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 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: 6 February 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? 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: 3,560,956 0.64% 7,971,741 1.40%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,202,484 1.26% 1,034,411 0.18%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 10,763,440 1.90% 9,006,152 1.58%

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 129 1.4910 GBP
ORD Purchase 237 1.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 515 1.4920 GBP
ORD Purchase 682 1.4850 GBP
ORD Purchase 977 1.5240 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,086 1.5170 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,170 1.5200 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,217 1.4740 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,217 1.5199 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,321 1.4630 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,522 1.4640 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,128 1.4751 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,569 1.4890 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,608 1.5110 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,020 1.4917 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,054 1.4804 GBP
ORD Purchase 49,572 1.4957 GBP
ORD Purchase 50,000 1.5098 GBP
ORD Purchase 50,656 1.4785 GBP
ORD Purchase 52,029 1.4653 GBP
ORD Purchase 145,400 1.4945 GBP
ORD Purchase 324,692 1.4966 GBP
ORD Sale 46 1.5112 GBP
ORD Sale 129 1.4910 GBP
ORD Sale 237 1.4650 GBP
ORD Sale 977 1.5240 GBP
ORD Sale 1,086 1.5170 GBP
ORD Sale 1,200 1.5270 GBP
ORD Sale 1,247 1.5070 GBP
ORD Sale 1,661 1.4607 GBP
ORD Sale 2,170 1.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 2,217 1.4740 GBP
ORD Sale 2,522 1.4640 GBP
ORD Sale 4,132 1.4939 GBP
ORD Sale 6,562 1.5111 GBP
ORD Sale 7,345 1.5110 GBP
ORD Sale 9,509 1.4648 GBP
ORD Sale 12,003 1.4774 GBP
ORD Sale 13,370 1.5017 GBP
ORD Sale 15,554 1.4793 GBP
ORD Sale 41,307 1.4841 GBP
ORD Sale 41,408 1.5097 GBP
ORD Sale 55,563 1.4875 GBP
ORD Sale 180,202 1.4850 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 1,800 1.5272 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,764 1.4950 GBP
ORD CFD Long 11,295 1.4770 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,003 1.4774 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,370 1.5017 GBP
ORD CFD Long 14,823 1.4569 GBP
ORD CFD Long 32,982 1.4623 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 185,173 1.4915 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 44 1.4822 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 18,174 1.4870 GBP
ORD CFD Short 21,963 1.5234 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 28,415 1.4769 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 48,252 1.4924 GBP
ORD CFD Short 52,029 1.4653 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 69,517 1.4834 GBP
ORD CFD Short 164,748 1.5010 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 191,649 1.4959 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: 9 Feb 2015
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 0207 773 0638

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: 451881
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150209T135456+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC