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 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: 17 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: 1,267,994 0.58% 1,211,104 0.55%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
759,500 0.35% 188,627 0.09%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,027,494 0.92% 1,399,731 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 9 8.2530 GBP
ORD Purchase 9 8.2650 GBP
ORD Purchase 32 8.2525 GBP
ORD Purchase 38 8.2450 GBP
ORD Purchase 39 8.2275 GBP
ORD Purchase 53 8.1650 GBP
ORD Purchase 59 8.2550 GBP
ORD Purchase 61 8.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 63 8.2000 GBP
ORD Purchase 77 8.2300 GBP
ORD Purchase 118 8.2200 GBP
ORD Purchase 160 8.2500 GBP
ORD Purchase 213 8.2640 GBP
ORD Purchase 243 8.2747 GBP
ORD Purchase 465 8.1793 GBP
ORD Purchase 552 8.2050 GBP
ORD Purchase 557 8.1950 GBP
ORD Purchase 613 8.2400 GBP
ORD Purchase 779 8.2001 GBP
ORD Purchase 802 8.2183 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,174 8.2248 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,544 8.1850 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,804 8.1937 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,973 8.2196 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,513 8.2177 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,193 8.2250 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,413 8.2286 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,380 8.2122 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,439 8.2231 GBP
ORD Sale 9 8.2530 GBP
ORD Sale 9 8.2650 GBP
ORD Sale 32 8.2525 GBP
ORD Sale 36 8.3400 GBP
ORD Sale 38 8.2275 GBP
ORD Sale 38 8.2450 GBP
ORD Sale 53 8.1650 GBP
ORD Sale 59 8.2550 GBP
ORD Sale 61 8.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 63 8.2000 GBP
ORD Sale 160 8.2500 GBP
ORD Sale 473 8.2110 GBP
ORD Sale 552 8.2050 GBP
ORD Sale 557 8.1950 GBP
ORD Sale 613 8.2400 GBP
ORD Sale 615 8.2200 GBP
ORD Sale 618 8.2179 GBP
ORD Sale 816 8.2131 GBP
ORD Sale 980 8.2250 GBP
ORD Sale 1,252 8.2300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,544 8.1850 GBP
ORD Sale 3,300 8.1800 GBP
ORD Sale 4,140 8.2147 GBP
ORD Sale 5,539 8.2321 GBP
ORD Sale 7,601 8.2270 GBP
ORD Sale 15,682 8.2234 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 36 8.3394 GBP
ORD CFD Long 440 8.2192 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,755 8.2252 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,142 8.2132 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6 8.2266 GBP
ORD CFD Short 802 8.2183 GBP
ORD CFD Short 848 8.2164 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,174 8.2248 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,665 8.2182 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,740 8.2184 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,918 8.2611 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,547 8.2197 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,495 8.2072 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,713 8.2110 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 Apr 2015
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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: 461979
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150420T134440+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC