Form 8.3 - OPHIR ENERGY 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

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: 24 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: 3,945,573 0.70% 7,533,661 1.33%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,594,303 1.16% 1,230,394 0.22%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 10,539,876 1.86% 8,764,055 1.55%

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 68 1.3850 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,087 1.3840 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,248 1.3480 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,577 1.3775 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,956 1.3754 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,573 1.3668 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,778 1.3611 GBP
ORD Purchase 91,383 1.3284 GBP
ORD Purchase 169,053 1.3590 GBP
ORD Sale 26 1.3730 GBP
ORD Sale 31 1.3820 GBP
ORD Sale 59 1.3805 GBP
ORD Sale 424 1.3495 GBP
ORD Sale 538 1.3576 GBP
ORD Sale 1,005 1.3380 GBP
ORD Sale 1,316 1.3500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,640 1.3490 GBP
ORD Sale 1,775 1.3609 GBP
ORD Sale 2,072 1.3772 GBP
ORD Sale 2,496 1.3480 GBP
ORD Sale 2,673 1.3528 GBP
ORD Sale 4,642 1.3748 GBP
ORD Sale 6,567 1.3657 GBP
ORD Sale 14,039 1.3489 GBP
ORD Sale 18,511 1.3580 GBP
ORD Sale 21,661 1.3721 GBP
ORD Sale 151,788 1.3556 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 200 1.3420 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,641 1.3599 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,567 1.3657 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,440 1.3598 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 15,837 1.3459 GBP
ORD CFD Long 18,912 1.3448 GBP
ORD CFD Long 52,898 1.3514 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 88,724 1.3609 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 100 1.3700 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,577 1.3775 GBP
ORD CFD Short 15,573 1.3668 GBP
ORD CFD Short 51,898 1.3578 GBP
ORD CFD Short 28,157 1.3705 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 91,383 1.3283 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 104,676 1.3570 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: 25 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: 454428
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150225T122624+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC