Form 8.3 - BETFAIR GROUP 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

BETFAIR GROUP 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:   03 September 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? PADDY POWER 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: 723,418 0.78% 462,655 0.50%
             
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
219,243 0.24% 683,648 0.74%
             
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
             
(4)
TOTAL: 942,661 1.01% 1,146,303 1.23%

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 76 31.9252 GBP
ORD Purchase 150 32.4000 GBP
ORD Purchase 356 32.2286 GBP
ORD Purchase 631 32.1593 GBP
ORD Purchase 638 32.1300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,261 32.0035 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,325 32.0798 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,463 32.0791 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,943 32.0498 GBP
ORD Sale 243 31.9479 GBP
ORD Sale 273 32.1000 GBP
ORD Sale 362 31.9642 GBP
ORD Sale 363 32.0812 GBP
ORD Sale 638 32.1300 GBP
ORD Sale 1,472 31.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,795 32.0139 GBP
ORD Sale 1,892 32.0673 GBP
ORD Sale 8,190 32.0526 GBP
ORD Sale 17,249 32.0560 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 952 31.9659 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,795 32.0139 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,892 32.0673 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,141 31.9381 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,490 32.1288 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 20,461 32.0583 GBP
ORD CFD Short 76 31.9252 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 300 32.4032 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 723 32.1744 GBP
ORD CFD Short 814 32.0596 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,691 32.1222 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,325 32.0798 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 18,165 32.0552 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:   4 Sep 2015
Contact name:   Jay Supaya
Telephone number:   020 7773 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: 482967
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150904T142539+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC