FORM 8.3 - HOME RETAIL 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

(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: 10 February 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) 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: 4,328,065 0.53% 9,993,868 1.23%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
4,708,042 0.58% 1,478,771 0.18%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 9,036,107 1.11% 11,472,639 1.41%

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 302 1.5049 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,364 1.5218 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,012 1.4960 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,136 1.5055 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,711 1.5178 GBP
ORD Purchase 44,325 1.5120 GBP
ORD Purchase 121,262 1.5114 GBP
ORD Sale 3 1.4920 GBP
ORD Sale 15 1.4973 GBP
ORD Sale 2,048 1.5000 GBP
ORD Sale 4,024 1.4960 GBP
ORD Sale 7,302 1.5161 GBP
ORD Sale 10,376 1.5010 GBP
ORD Sale 18,833 1.5170 GBP
ORD Sale 20,607 1.5129 GBP
ORD Sale 21,612 1.5097 GBP
ORD Sale 23,209 1.5149 GBP
ORD Sale 40,788 1.5142 GBP
ORD Sale 61,616 1.5094 GBP
ORD Sale 67,546 1.4972 GBP
ORD Sale 103,761 1.5104 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 2,518 1.5037 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,328 1.5107 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,295 1.5005 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,834 1.4998 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 11,444 1.5125 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 153,873 1.5122 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 300 1.5050 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,136 1.5055 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,179 1.5068 GBP
ORD CFD Short 48,223 1.5146 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: 11 Feb 2016
Contact name: Andrew Hurley
Telephone number: 020 3555 3445

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: 509904
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160211T142628+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC