Form 8.3 - J Sainsbury 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

J Sainsbury 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 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? Home Retail Group 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: 12,936,229 0.67% 10,339,564 0.54%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
9,874,467 0.51% 395,794 0.02%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 22,810,696 1.19% 10,735,358 0.56%
           
     
Class of relevant security: Convertible Bond XS1268412993
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 0 0.00% 1,500,000 0.60%
           
(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%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 0 0.00% 1,500,000 0.60%
           
           
Class of relevant security: Convertible Bond XS1139087933
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 2,700,000 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%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 2,700,000 0.60% 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 110 2.4490 GBP
ORD Purchase 521 2.4596 GBP
ORD Purchase 734 2.4553 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,044 2.4663 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,872 2.4668 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,344 2.4670 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,713 2.4770 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,902 2.4710 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,538 2.4680 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,188 2.4592 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,016 2.4720 GBP
ORD Purchase 30,657 2.4690 GBP
ORD Purchase 35,649 2.4700 GBP
ORD Purchase 47,010 2.4589 GBP
ORD Purchase 63,056 2.4705 GBP
ORD Purchase 76,113 2.4597 GBP
ORD Purchase 168,352 2.4636 GBP
ORD Sale 110 2.4490 GBP
ORD Sale 176 2.4695 GBP
ORD Sale 587 2.4688 GBP
ORD Sale 1,010 2.4717 GBP
ORD Sale 2,344 2.4670 GBP
ORD Sale 3,174 2.4721 GBP
ORD Sale 4,115 2.4523 GBP
ORD Sale 7,166 2.4780 GBP
ORD Sale 7,344 2.4800 GBP
ORD Sale 8,150 2.4692 GBP
ORD Sale 9,987 2.4770 GBP
ORD Sale 10,691 2.4720 GBP
ORD Sale 10,696 2.4675 GBP
ORD Sale 14,744 2.4680 GBP
ORD Sale 18,306 2.4710 GBP
ORD Sale 22,894 2.4699 GBP
ORD Sale 41,392 2.4661 GBP
ORD Sale 42,191 2.4690 GBP
ORD Sale 91,920 2.4700 GBP
ORD Sale 198,061 2.4696 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 300 2.4717 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,696 2.4675 GBP
ORD CFD Long 143,779 2.4686 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 3,177 2.4591 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 76,113 2.4597 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 191,063 2.4631 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: 16 Feb 2016
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
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: 510608
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160216T151435+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC