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: 23 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: 3,958,995 0.70% 7,623,526 1.34%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,910,667 1.22% 1,257,113 0.22%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 10,869,662 1.92% 8,880,639 1.57%

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 417 1.3640 GBP
ORD Purchase 773 1.3740 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,166 1.3610 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,218 1.3620 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,246 1.3590 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,464 1.3630 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,240 1.3680 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,312 1.3700 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,330 1.3605 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,856 1.3694 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,914 1.3580 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,381 1.3830 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,760 1.3570 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,245 1.3660 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,260 1.3600 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,104 1.3604 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,392 1.3676 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,915 1.3658 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,207 1.3671 GBP
ORD Purchase 29,041 1.3688 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,228 1.3685 GBP
ORD Purchase 40,591 1.3648 GBP
ORD Purchase 85,983 1.3589 GBP
ORD Purchase 128,612 1.3666 GBP
ORD Sale 485 1.3624 GBP
ORD Sale 541 1.3615 GBP
ORD Sale 773 1.3740 GBP
ORD Sale 1,218 1.3620 GBP
ORD Sale 1,246 1.3590 GBP
ORD Sale 1,464 1.3630 GBP
ORD Sale 2,240 1.3680 GBP
ORD Sale 2,312 1.3700 GBP
ORD Sale 2,330 1.3605 GBP
ORD Sale 2,608 1.3678 GBP
ORD Sale 2,788 1.3640 GBP
ORD Sale 2,914 1.3580 GBP
ORD Sale 3,381 1.3830 GBP
ORD Sale 3,760 1.3570 GBP
ORD Sale 4,225 1.3907 GBP
ORD Sale 4,987 1.3610 GBP
ORD Sale 5,245 1.3660 GBP
ORD Sale 5,260 1.3600 GBP
ORD Sale 7,514 1.3598 GBP
ORD Sale 9,735 1.3628 GBP
ORD Sale 18,828 1.3687 GBP
ORD Sale 23,653 1.3673 GBP
ORD Sale 391,189 1.3745 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 2,608 1.3678 GBP
ORD CFD Long 12,426 1.3689 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,454 1.3997 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 58,123 1.3842 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 68,260 1.3727 GBP
ORD CFD Long 94,071 1.3743 GBP
ORD CFD Long 191,561 1.3695 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 200 1.3980 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,400 1.3860 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,872 1.3865 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,856 1.3694 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,104 1.3604 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 55,511 1.3643 GBP
ORD CFD Short 85,983 1.3589 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: 24 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: 454252
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150224T124309+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC