Form 8.3 - BETFAIR GROUP 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 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: 02 December 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: 794,372 0.85% 253,856 0.27%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
363 0.00% 705,892 0.76%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 794,735 0.85% 959,748 1.03%

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 67 36.9850 GBP
ORD Purchase 83 37.1100 GBP
ORD Purchase 93 37.0639 GBP
ORD Purchase 99 36.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 37.0900 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 37.1000 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 36.8700 GBP
ORD Purchase 108 36.8900 GBP
ORD Purchase 135 36.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 154 37.0000 GBP
ORD Purchase 192 36.9800 GBP
ORD Purchase 224 36.9000 GBP
ORD Purchase 309 37.0850 GBP
ORD Purchase 320 36.9200 GBP
ORD Purchase 321 37.0600 GBP
ORD Purchase 469 37.0250 GBP
ORD Purchase 471 36.9086 GBP
ORD Purchase 479 36.9300 GBP
ORD Purchase 570 36.6084 GBP
ORD Purchase 588 36.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 612 36.8865 GBP
ORD Purchase 621 36.9091 GBP
ORD Purchase 726 37.0391 GBP
ORD Purchase 752 36.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 777 36.9400 GBP
ORD Purchase 959 37.0012 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,141 37.0712 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,679 36.9156 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,822 36.5813 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,277 36.8006 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,422 36.4603 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,743 36.6497 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,965 36.7971 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,110 36.9986 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,940 36.8147 GBP
ORD Sale 60 36.9000 GBP
ORD Sale 83 37.1100 GBP
ORD Sale 84 36.9800 GBP
ORD Sale 99 36.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 100 37.1000 GBP
ORD Sale 100 37.0900 GBP
ORD Sale 102 36.9200 GBP
ORD Sale 173 37.0850 GBP
ORD Sale 189 36.8280 GBP
ORD Sale 267 36.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 321 37.0600 GBP
ORD Sale 401 36.8400 GBP
ORD Sale 469 37.0250 GBP
ORD Sale 818 36.8316 GBP
ORD Sale 1,100 37.0100 GBP
ORD Sale 3,897 36.8248 GBP
ORD Sale 9,731 36.9400 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 35 37.0285 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 60 36.9513 GBP
ORD CFD Long 81 36.9451 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,100 37.0067 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,119 36.8738 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,902 36.8082 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 59 36.6403 GBP
ORD CFD Short 471 36.9086 GBP
ORD CFD Short 612 36.8865 GBP
ORD CFD Short 621 36.9091 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,141 37.0712 GBP
ORD CFD Short 688 36.4501 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,913 36.8100 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,494 36.8507 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: 3 Dec 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: 498664
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20151203T134609+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC