Form 8.3 - Cable & Wireless Communications 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 Cable & Wireless Communications 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: 19 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? Liberty Global 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: 66,877,801 1.53% 7,665,606 0.18%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
3,802,216 0.09% 64,938,773 1.49%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 70,680,017 1.62% 72,604,379 1.66%

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 2,913 0.7280 GBP
ORD Purchase 14,137 0.7273 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,195 0.7265 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,317 0.7268 GBP
ORD Purchase 22,931 0.7267 GBP
ORD Purchase 58,267 0.7269 GBP
ORD Purchase 104,668 0.7266 GBP
ORD Purchase 149,468 0.7205 GBP
ORD Purchase 200,054 0.7272 GBP
ORD Purchase 300,000 0.7251 GBP
ORD Purchase 709,949 0.7230 GBP
ORD Sale 2,099 0.7270 GBP
ORD Sale 28,763 0.7200 GBP
ORD Sale 31,717 0.7260 GBP
ORD Sale 33,143 0.7261 GBP
ORD Sale 35,182 0.7202 GBP
ORD Sale 36,363 0.7205 GBP
ORD Sale 41,638 0.7227 GBP
ORD Sale 49,160 0.7207 GBP
ORD Sale 79,650 0.7247 GBP
ORD Sale 207,769 0.7265 GBP
ORD Sale 397,743 0.7254 GBP
ORD Sale 709,698 0.7230 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 0.7265 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,600 0.7243 GBP
ORD CFD Long 18,450 0.7274 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 19,816 0.7208 GBP
ORD CFD Long 33,834 0.7268 GBP
ORD CFD Long 41,638 0.7228 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 49,625 0.7244 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 87,575 0.7254 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 187,953 0.7271 GBP
ORD CFD Long 117,022 0.7215 GBP
ORD CFD Short 653 0.7280 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 6,684 0.7210 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 37,385 0.7272 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 97,984 0.7270 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 300,000 0.7251 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: 22 Feb 2016
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
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: 511562
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160222T133414+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC