Form 8.3 - GREENE KING 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 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: 10 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? 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: 1,370,195 0.63% 1,752,899 0.80%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,321,172 0.60% 210,940 0.10%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,691,367 1.23% 1,963,839 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 93 8.5150 GBP
ORD Purchase 116 8.4400 GBP
ORD Purchase 157 8.4800 GBP
ORD Purchase 183 8.5200 GBP
ORD Purchase 233 8.4950 GBP
ORD Purchase 263 8.4944 GBP
ORD Purchase 553 8.4450 GBP
ORD Purchase 639 8.4900 GBP
ORD Purchase 733 8.5144 GBP
ORD Purchase 746 8.4750 GBP
ORD Purchase 910 8.4844 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,742 8.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,217 8.4969 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,599 8.4758 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,185 8.4763 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,609 8.5120 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,040 8.4973 GBP
ORD Purchase 37,246 8.4778 GBP
ORD Sale 8 8.4878 GBP
ORD Sale 10 8.4838 GBP
ORD Sale 93 8.5150 GBP
ORD Sale 116 8.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 157 8.4800 GBP
ORD Sale 183 8.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 233 8.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 430 8.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 564 8.4970 GBP
ORD Sale 746 8.4750 GBP
ORD Sale 809 8.4854 GBP
ORD Sale 833 8.4868 GBP
ORD Sale 1,069 8.4900 GBP
ORD Sale 2,239 8.4998 GBP
ORD Sale 2,997 8.5269 GBP
ORD Sale 3,233 8.4885 GBP
ORD Sale 3,677 8.4889 GBP
ORD Sale 5,686 8.5226 GBP
ORD Sale 5,852 8.4807 GBP
ORD Sale 6,270 8.4881 GBP
ORD Sale 7,050 8.4848 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 800 8.5191 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,549 8.5181 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,128 8.4676 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,454 8.5150 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,233 8.4884 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,816 8.4709 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 13,466 8.4834 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 54 8.5033 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,773 8.4962 GBP
ORD CFD Short 10,040 8.4973 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,491 8.4550 GBP
ORD CFD Short 7,434 8.4989 GBP
ORD CFD Short 15,219 8.4855 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 15,886 8.4761 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: 11 Feb 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: 452309
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150211T135121+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC