Form 8.3 - HOME RETAIL 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

HOME RETAIL 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? SAINSBURY(J)

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: 7,822,969 0.96% 9,682,732 1.19%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
5,422,517 0.67% 3,989,562 0.49%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 13,245,486 1.63% 13,672,294 1.68%

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 118 1.5305 GBP
ORD Purchase 419 1.5280 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,000 8.7820 USD
ORD Purchase 1,014 1.5355 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,254 1.5332 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,028 1.5270 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,059 1.5310 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,892 1.5360 GBP
ADR Purchase 3,400 8.6900 USD
ORD Purchase 4,425 1.5350 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,091 1.5290 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,664 1.5396 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,764 1.5318 GBP
ORD Purchase 21,579 1.5361 GBP
ORD Purchase 41,660 1.5291 GBP
ORD Sale 396 1.5305 GBP
ORD Sale 617 1.5317 GBP
ADR Sale 1,000 8.7820 USD
ORD Sale 1,014 1.5355 GBP
ORD Sale 1,050 1.5190 GBP
ORD Sale 1,405 1.5160 GBP
ORD Sale 1,648 1.5290 GBP
ORD Sale 1,826 1.5264 GBP
ORD Sale 1,840 1.5720 GBP
ORD Sale 2,059 1.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 2,059 1.5310 GBP
ORD Sale 2,080 1.5440 GBP
ORD Sale 2,285 1.5220 GBP
ORD Sale 2,741 1.5170 GBP
ORD Sale 3,029 1.5300 GBP
ORD Sale 3,036 1.5343 GBP
ORD Sale 3,165 1.5260 GBP
ADR Sale 3,400 8.6900 USD
ORD Sale 3,675 1.5285 GBP
ORD Sale 4,119 1.5299 GBP
ORD Sale 4,247 1.5270 GBP
ORD Sale 4,425 1.5350 GBP
ORD Sale 4,933 1.5313 GBP
ORD Sale 9,650 1.5319 GBP
ORD Sale 12,768 1.5344 GBP
ORD Sale 19,139 1.5259 GBP
ORD Sale 21,551 1.5280 GBP
ORD Sale 56,518 1.5308 GBP
ORD Sale 62,723 1.5360 GBP
ORD Sale 73,937 1.5320 GBP
ORD Sale 444,240 1.5237 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 400 1.5352 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,800 1.5298 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,000 1.5279 GBP
ORD CFD Long 30,417 1.5383 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 31,472 1.5258 GBP
ORD CFD Long 56,518 1.5308 GBP
ORD CFD Long 32,160 1.5285 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 444,240 1.5237 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 300 1.5396 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 313 1.5431 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,400 1.5131 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,920 1.5322 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 58,149 1.5310 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: 505884
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160118T134452+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC