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: 2 April 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: 1,037,359 0.47% 1,307,794 0.60%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
944,095 0.43% 86,668 0.04%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,981,454 0.90% 1,394,462 0.64%

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 155 8.3400 GBP
ORD Purchase 253 8.3600 GBP
ORD Purchase 334 8.3500 GBP
ORD Purchase 374 8.3552 GBP
ORD Purchase 473 8.3527 GBP
ORD Purchase 507 8.3650 GBP
ORD Purchase 808 8.3350 GBP
ORD Purchase 853 8.3576 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,174 8.3535 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,230 8.3538 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,304 8.3450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,435 8.3491 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,768 8.3428 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,826 8.3540 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,929 8.3550 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,382 8.3521 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,397 8.3597 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,546 8.3525 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,803 8.3529 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,034 8.3415 GBP
ORD Sale 200 8.3400 GBP
ORD Sale 253 8.3600 GBP
ORD Sale 285 8.3500 GBP
ORD Sale 355 8.3497 GBP
ORD Sale 507 8.3650 GBP
ORD Sale 575 8.3518 GBP
ORD Sale 1,001 8.3350 GBP
ORD Sale 1,208 8.3512 GBP
ORD Sale 1,280 8.3581 GBP
ORD Sale 1,304 8.3450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,813 8.3525 GBP
ORD Sale 2,098 8.3446 GBP
ORD Sale 3,395 8.3556 GBP
ORD Sale 4,107 8.3502 GBP
ORD Sale 6,457 8.3550 GBP
ORD Sale 300,000 8.2750 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 1,745 8.3452 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,665 8.3438 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,722 8.3590 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,794 8.3526 GBP
ORD CFD Long 300,000 8.2750 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 374 8.3552 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 612 8.3300 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,174 8.3535 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,955 8.3043 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,397 8.3596 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,497 8.3517 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,465 8.3567 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,803 8.3529 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,441 8.3548 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: 7 Apr 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: 460019
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150407T124937+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC