Form 8.3 - SAINSBURY(J) 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 SAINSBURY(J) 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: 29 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? HOME RETAIL GROUP

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: 13,544,430 0.70% 11,797,410 0.61%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
10,947,275 0.57% 834,213 0.04%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 24,491,705 1.27% 12,631,623 0.66%
Class of relevant security:       Convertible Bond XS1268412993            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,500,000 0.60% 0 0.00%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,500,000 0.60% 0 0.00%
Class of relevant security:       Convertible Bond XS1139087933            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,500,000 0.33% 0 0.00%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,500,000 0.33% 0 0.00%

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 2.4405 GBP
ORD Purchase 167 2.4512 GBP
ADR Purchase 200 13.8500 USD
ORD Purchase 312 2.4420 GBP
ORD Purchase 474 2.4411 GBP
ORD Purchase 738 2.4180 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,274 2.3734 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,286 2.4440 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,286 2.4170 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,325 2.4410 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,511 2.4360 GBP
ADR Purchase 1,630 13.7996 USD
ORD Purchase 1,756 2.4390 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,332 2.4330 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,572 2.4210 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,553 2.4103 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,158 2.4288 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,272 2.4370 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,904 2.4506 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,893 2.4297 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,065 2.4023 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,907 2.4305 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,775 2.4338 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,161 2.4510 GBP
ORD Purchase 45,474 2.4114 GBP
ORD Purchase 56,583 2.4458 GBP
ORD Purchase 107,072 2.4284 GBP
ORD Purchase 126,519 2.4310 GBP
ORD Sale 22 2.4350 GBP
ORD Sale 118 2.4405 GBP
ORD Sale 119 2.4460 GBP
ORD Sale 167 2.4328 GBP
ADR Sale 200 13.8500 USD
ORD Sale 506 2.4255 GBP
ORD Sale 1,286 2.4170 GBP
ORD Sale 1,511 2.4360 GBP
ADR Sale 1,630 13.7996 USD
ORD Sale 1,633 2.4510 GBP
ORD Sale 1,754 2.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 1,908 2.4240 GBP
ORD Sale 1,949 2.4380 GBP
ORD Sale 2,260 2.4440 GBP
ORD Sale 2,572 2.4210 GBP
ORD Sale 2,849 2.4390 GBP
ORD Sale 2,925 2.4420 GBP
ORD Sale 3,061 2.4180 GBP
ORD Sale 3,416 2.4340 GBP
ORD Sale 3,874 2.4410 GBP
ORD Sale 3,880 2.4220 GBP
ORD Sale 5,954 2.4359 GBP
ORD Sale 7,293 2.4160 GBP
ORD Sale 8,141 2.4506 GBP
ORD Sale 8,529 2.4370 GBP
ORD Sale 12,074 2.4314 GBP
ORD Sale 16,435 2.4291 GBP
ORD Sale 19,128 2.4295 GBP
ORD Sale 21,500 2.4185 GBP
ORD Sale 27,097 2.4244 GBP
ORD Sale 30,151 2.4327 GBP
ORD Sale 35,000 2.4368 GBP
ORD Sale 41,550 2.4505 GBP
ORD Sale 60,747 2.4306 GBP
ORD Sale 74,030 2.4286 GBP
ORD Sale 92,402 2.4330 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 167 2.4328 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,260 2.4258 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,172 2.4203 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,393 2.4200 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 9,216 2.4509 GBP
ORD CFD Long 17,921 2.4277 GBP
ORD CFD Long 35,000 2.4368 GBP
ORD CFD Long 41,550 2.4505 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 48,594 2.4373 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 95,533 2.4269 GBP
ORD CFD Short 167 2.4511 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 200 2.4555 GBP
ORD CFD Short 400 2.4311 GBP
ORD CFD Short 20,775 2.4338 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 56,694 2.4455 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 87,471 2.4156 GBP
ORD CFD Short 90,275 2.4331 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: 1 Feb 2016
Contact name: Andrew Hurley
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: 508250
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160201T142225+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC