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: 03 June 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:                    
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 10,256,522 0.53% 11,317,253 0.59%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
9,992,016 0.52% 434,426 0.02%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 1,000,000 0.05% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 21,248,538 1.10% 11,751,679 0.61%
Class of relevant security:       Convertible Bond XS1268412993            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 0 0.00% 200,000 0.01%
           
(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: 0 0.00% 200,000 0.01%
Class of relevant security:       Convertible Bond XS1139087933            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 4,700,000 0.24% 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: 4,700,000 0.24% 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 462 2.4635 GBP
ORD Purchase 652 2.5665 GBP
ORD Purchase 653 2.5670 GBP
ORD Purchase 972 2.5435 GBP
ORD Purchase 973 2.4685 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,188 2.4875 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,305 2.4590 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,305 2.4465 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,310 2.4610 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,319 2.4970 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,594 2.4460 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,855 2.4880 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,955 2.4645 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,177 2.4560 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,242 2.4930 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,250 2.4655 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,333 2.4510 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,551 2.4550 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,563 2.4720 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,000 2.5390 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,075 2.4680 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,563 2.5383 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,015 2.4530 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,495 2.4670 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,564 2.4540 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,016 2.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,247 2.4940 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,572 2.4920 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,791 2.4580 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,039 2.4950 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,080 2.4571 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,223 2.4960 GBP
ADR Purchase 6,234 14.2417 USD
ORD Purchase 7,195 2.4490 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,720 2.4850 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,800 2.4500 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,179 2.4570 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,371 2.4640 GBP
ORD Purchase 8,733 2.4660 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,602 2.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 9,618 2.4860 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,084 2.4620 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,242 2.4690 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,468 2.4870 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,581 2.4630 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,789 2.4710 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,968 2.4480 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,403 2.5366 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,113 2.4700 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,990 2.4636 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,971 2.5152 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,056 2.4663 GBP
ORD Purchase 34,239 2.4606 GBP
ORD Purchase 36,995 2.5219 GBP
ORD Purchase 42,695 2.4583 GBP
ORD Purchase 54,621 2.4652 GBP
ORD Purchase 131,432 2.5034 GBP
ORD Purchase 149,775 2.5038 GBP
ORD Purchase 172,536 2.4900 GBP
ORD Purchase 264,718 2.5024 GBP
ORD Purchase 415,259 2.4574 GBP
ORD Sale 327 2.4740 GBP
ORD Sale 364 2.4997 GBP
ORD Sale 462 2.4635 GBP
ORD Sale 600 2.5695 GBP
ORD Sale 652 2.5665 GBP
ORD Sale 972 2.5435 GBP
ORD Sale 973 2.4685 GBP
ORD Sale 1,042 2.4531 GBP
ORD Sale 1,188 2.4875 GBP
ORD Sale 1,305 2.4465 GBP
ORD Sale 1,310 2.4610 GBP
ORD Sale 1,478 2.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,574 2.5748 GBP
ORD Sale 1,955 2.4645 GBP
ORD Sale 2,000 2.4530 GBP
ORD Sale 2,023 2.4960 GBP
ORD Sale 2,051 2.4670 GBP
ORD Sale 2,250 2.4655 GBP
ORD Sale 2,333 2.4510 GBP
ORD Sale 2,352 2.4710 GBP
ORD Sale 2,520 2.4521 GBP
ORD Sale 2,551 2.4550 GBP
ORD Sale 2,563 2.4720 GBP
ORD Sale 2,709 2.4695 GBP
ORD Sale 2,878 2.4870 GBP
ORD Sale 2,898 2.4900 GBP
ORD Sale 3,114 2.4860 GBP
ORD Sale 3,261 2.4490 GBP
ORD Sale 3,404 2.4690 GBP
ORD Sale 3,654 2.5025 GBP
ORD Sale 3,762 2.4570 GBP
ORD Sale 4,564 2.4540 GBP
ORD Sale 4,832 2.4762 GBP
ORD Sale 4,938 2.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 5,016 2.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 5,436 2.4620 GBP
ORD Sale 6,223 2.4650 GBP
ADR Sale 6,234 14.2417 USD
ORD Sale 6,988 2.4640 GBP
ORD Sale 7,065 2.5570 GBP
ORD Sale 8,235 2.4700 GBP
ORD Sale 8,332 2.4630 GBP
ORD Sale 8,733 2.4660 GBP
ORD Sale 9,695 2.4480 GBP
ORD Sale 11,260 2.5195 GBP
ORD Sale 12,317 2.4616 GBP
ORD Sale 15,027 2.5312 GBP
ORD Sale 18,359 2.5450 GBP
ORD Sale 26,818 2.4859 GBP
ORD Sale 31,203 2.4601 GBP
ORD Sale 31,630 2.5468 GBP
ORD Sale 41,576 2.4626 GBP
ORD Sale 53,288 2.4578 GBP
ORD Sale 54,136 2.5690 GBP
ORD Sale 67,350 2.4652 GBP
ORD Sale 123,506 2.4855 GBP
ORD Sale 154,127 2.4582 GBP
ORD Sale 154,883 2.4611 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 364 2.4997 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,574 2.5748 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,654 2.5025 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,000 2.4602 GBP
ORD CFD Long 25,160 2.4631 GBP
ORD CFD Long 28,268 2.5266 GBP
ORD CFD Long 28,733 2.4616 GBP
ORD CFD Long 41,868 2.5589 GBP
ORD CFD Long 54,136 2.5689 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,831 2.4792 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,990 2.4692 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,545 2.4472 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,211 2.4512 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,003 2.4952 GBP
ORD CFD Short 9,211 2.5092 GBP
ORD CFD Short 10,348 2.4482 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,679 2.4873 GBP
ORD CFD Short 17,041 2.5034 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 25,268 2.5103 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 45,582 2.4697 GBP
ORD CFD Short 31,807 2.4620 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 496,489 2.5071 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”

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”

None

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   YES
Date of disclosure: 6 Jun 2016
Contact name: Pinar Coktas
Telephone number: 020 7116 1165

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.

SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (OPEN POSITIONS)

DETAILS OF OPEN STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVE (INCLUDING OPTION) POSITIONS, AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Note 5(i) on Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Identity of the person whose positions/dealings   Barclays PLC.
are being disclosed:  
Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose J SAINSBURY PLC
relevant securities this from relates:  

2. STOCK-SETTLED DERIVATIVES (INCLUDING OPTIONS)

Class   Product   Writing,   Number   Exercise   Type   Expiry
of description purchasing, of price date
relevant selling, securities per unit
security varying etc to which
option
      relates      
ORD Put Options Written 1,000,000 260.0000 American 15 Dec 2017

3. AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE OR SELL ETC.

Full details should be given so that the nature of the interest or position can be fully understood:

It is not necessary to provide details on a Supplemental Form (Open Positions) with regard to cash-settled derivatives.

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

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: 530078
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160606T115326+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC