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: 15 January 2016
(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: 969,851 1.04% 88,117 0.09%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
21 0.00% 771,262 0.83%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 969,872 1.04% 859,379 0.92%

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 1 37.7100 GBP
ORD Purchase 17 36.4200 GBP
ORD Purchase 31 35.1300 GBP
ORD Purchase 38 37.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 41 35.4700 GBP
ORD Purchase 47 37.5000 GBP
ORD Purchase 87 37.8300 GBP
ORD Purchase 92 35.6200 GBP
ORD Purchase 92 37.9400 GBP
ORD Purchase 93 35.1500 GBP
ORD Purchase 94 35.3950 GBP
ORD Purchase 94 37.4200 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 35.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 36.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 37.9750 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 37.7600 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 38.0400 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 36.5400 GBP
ORD Purchase 95 36.3800 GBP
ORD Purchase 97 37.6300 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 36.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 101 37.9950 GBP
ORD Purchase 123 38.0300 GBP
ORD Purchase 132 37.8000 GBP
ORD Purchase 138 35.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 141 35.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 142 37.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 147 36.8500 GBP
ORD Purchase 168 35.9400 GBP
ORD Purchase 172 37.8500 GBP
ORD Purchase 172 37.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 210 35.4190 GBP
ORD Purchase 214 36.9042 GBP
ORD Purchase 218 38.0100 GBP
ORD Purchase 249 37.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 270 37.8900 GBP
ORD Purchase 348 37.5600 GBP
ORD Purchase 409 37.2643 GBP
ORD Purchase 413 37.7800 GBP
ORD Purchase 461 37.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 482 37.4278 GBP
ORD Purchase 845 37.7400 GBP
ORD Purchase 852 36.4043 GBP
ORD Purchase 880 36.8000 GBP
ORD Purchase 880 36.3025 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,968 36.7213 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,041 37.5580 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,869 36.9177 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,340 36.6462 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,040 36.5962 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,719 38.0000 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,907 35.8880 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,250 36.4776 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,990 36.3465 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,442 37.0493 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,930 36.0827 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,517 35.9644 GBP
ORD Purchase 23,328 37.2691 GBP
ORD Sale 1 37.7100 GBP
ORD Sale 7 37.5800 GBP
ORD Sale 13 35.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 17 36.4200 GBP
ORD Sale 19 35.5782 GBP
ORD Sale 31 35.1300 GBP
ORD Sale 38 37.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 41 35.4700 GBP
ORD Sale 42 35.6000 GBP
ORD Sale 53 35.5800 GBP
ORD Sale 53 35.6900 GBP
ORD Sale 81 35.6082 GBP
ORD Sale 87 37.8300 GBP
ORD Sale 92 35.6200 GBP
ORD Sale 92 37.9400 GBP
ORD Sale 93 35.1500 GBP
ORD Sale 94 37.4200 GBP
ORD Sale 95 36.5400 GBP
ORD Sale 95 36.5436 GBP
ORD Sale 95 38.0400 GBP
ORD Sale 95 36.3800 GBP
ORD Sale 95 35.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 95 36.9900 GBP
ORD Sale 95 37.7600 GBP
ORD Sale 95 37.9750 GBP
ORD Sale 97 37.6300 GBP
ORD Sale 100 36.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 101 37.9950 GBP
ORD Sale 104 37.4700 GBP
ORD Sale 114 37.5000 GBP
ORD Sale 121 35.6500 GBP
ORD Sale 123 38.0300 GBP
ORD Sale 125 35.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 132 37.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 132 35.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 132 35.9800 GBP
ORD Sale 138 35.9900 GBP
ORD Sale 141 35.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 142 37.9700 GBP
ORD Sale 147 36.8500 GBP
ORD Sale 158 37.4900 GBP
ORD Sale 168 35.8400 GBP
ORD Sale 172 37.8500 GBP
ORD Sale 172 37.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 195 37.5400 GBP
ORD Sale 198 35.6800 GBP
ORD Sale 218 38.0100 GBP
ORD Sale 249 37.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 249 35.7508 GBP
ORD Sale 266 36.4257 GBP
ORD Sale 277 35.9400 GBP
ORD Sale 299 35.8100 GBP
ORD Sale 312 37.7106 GBP
ORD Sale 361 37.8900 GBP
ORD Sale 411 37.6500 GBP
ORD Sale 413 37.7800 GBP
ORD Sale 461 37.9900 GBP
ORD Sale 532 35.6720 GBP
ORD Sale 546 37.4205 GBP
ORD Sale 598 36.6645 GBP
ORD Sale 845 37.7400 GBP
ORD Sale 880 36.8000 GBP
ORD Sale 1,363 36.1784 GBP
ORD Sale 1,390 37.7221 GBP
ORD Sale 2,063 37.8426 GBP
ORD Sale 2,234 37.3607 GBP
ORD Sale 2,515 37.8087 GBP
ORD Sale 2,565 36.9739 GBP
ORD Sale 2,792 37.4243 GBP
ORD Sale 2,903 35.2422 GBP
ORD Sale 3,201 35.5598 GBP
ORD Sale 3,364 37.5600 GBP
ORD Sale 3,662 36.4777 GBP
ORD Sale 4,719 38.0000 GBP
ORD Sale 5,000 38.0055 GBP
ORD Sale 5,000 36.7784 GBP
ORD Sale 9,010 36.4761 GBP
ORD Sale 9,310 36.9684 GBP
ORD Sale 10,000 37.5885 GBP
ORD Sale 12,324 37.8062 GBP
ORD Sale 16,215 35.5691 GBP
ORD Sale 19,243 37.5933 GBP
ORD Sale 21,748 35.9446 GBP
ORD Sale 26,804 36.5089 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 266 36.4257 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 546 37.4205 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 904 35.2693 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,368 37.7482 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,666 36.5513 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,002 36.0615 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,234 37.3607 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,281 37.9353 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 7,996 36.3323 GBP
ORD CFD Short 215 35.5667 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 272 36.0833 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 281 36.6582 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 482 37.4278 GBP
ORD CFD Short 880 36.3025 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 973 35.7508 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,776 36.1637 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,907 35.8880 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,017 36.3434 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 8,034 36.7223 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: 18 Jan 2016
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: 505880
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160118T133702+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC