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

    Name of person dealing (Note 1)   Barclays PLC.
  Company dealt in BETFAIR GROUP PLC
  Class of relevant security to which the ORD
  dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)  
  Date of dealing 07 September 2015

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            
Long Short
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities
734,436 0.79% 460,445 0.50%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than options):
215,690 0.23% 694,184 0.75%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
TOTAL:
950,126 1.02% 1,154,629 1.24%

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

Purchase/sale   Number of relevant securities   Price per unit
Purchase 223 31.3517 GBP
Purchase 637 31.5372 GBP
Purchase 933 31.4293 GBP
Purchase 1,116 31.4619 GBP
Purchase 1,581 31.3715 GBP
Sale 104 31.4319 GBP
Sale 169 31.4203 GBP
Sale 213 31.8000 GBP
Sale 243 31.3600 GBP
Sale 382 31.3761 GBP
Sale 543 31.4218 GBP
Sale 825 31.6923 GBP
Sale 1,267 31.4813 GBP
Sale 1,588 31.4955 GBP
Sale 1,721 31.3902 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Product Name   Nature of transaction   Number of relevant securities   Price per
      unit
ORD Long 543 31.4218 GBP
ORD Long 382 31.3761 GBP
ORD Long 1,038 31.7101 GBP
ORD Short 637 31.5372 GBP
ORD Short 1,293 31.3635 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: 8 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: 483340
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150908T150252+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC