Form 8.3 - GREENE KING 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

 

GREENE KING 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

 

19 March 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 :

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: 1,304,459 0.60% 1,141,045 0.52%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
632,800 0.29% 163,233 0.07%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,937,259 0.88% 1,304,278 0.60%

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 114 8.7050 GBP
ORD Purchase 136 8.6900 GBP
ORD Purchase 289 8.6150 GBP
ORD Purchase 494 8.6100 GBP
ORD Purchase 500 8.6000 GBP
ORD Purchase 527 8.5850 GBP
ORD Purchase 573 8.5950 GBP
ORD Purchase 712 8.6620 GBP
ORD Purchase 890 8.5900 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,027 8.5923 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,528 8.6064 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,706 8.6078 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,976 8.6050 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,020 8.5956 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,247 8.6379 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,858 8.6015 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,713 8.6008 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,905 8.6196 GBP
ORD Purchase 36,827 8.6248 GBP
ORD Sale 114 8.7050 GBP
ORD Sale 136 8.6900 GBP
ORD Sale 316 8.6761 GBP
ORD Sale 451 8.6006 GBP
ORD Sale 494 8.6100 GBP
ORD Sale 500 8.6000 GBP
ORD Sale 527 8.5850 GBP
ORD Sale 715 8.6648 GBP
ORD Sale 890 8.5900 GBP
ORD Sale 1,254 8.6050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,385 8.5950 GBP
ORD Sale 2,622 8.6238 GBP
ORD Sale 2,975 8.6114 GBP
ORD Sale 3,452 8.6178 GBP
ORD Sale 6,715 8.6039 GBP
ORD Sale 11,267 8.6150 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 1,202 8.6428 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,295 8.6391 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,321 8.5938 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,452 8.6178 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,715 8.6039 GBP
ORD CFD Long 11,279 8.6143 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 712 8.6620 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 836 8.5952 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,528 8.6064 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,764 8.6111 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,251 8.6391 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,858 8.6015 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,448 8.5994 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 47,964 8.6243 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:  

20 March 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: 457812
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150320T133824+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC