Form 8.3 - POUNDLAND GROUP 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 POUNDLAND 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: 16 June 2016
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making NO
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?    

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: 2,595,696 0.97% 679,945 0.25%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
628,250 0.23% 2,488,648 0.93%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 3,223,946 1.20% 3,168,593 1.18%

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 349 2.0619 GBP
ORD Purchase 733 2.0750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,475 2.0800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,476 2.0575 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,619 2.0675 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,893 2.0687 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,112 2.0725 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,454 2.0775 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,800 2.0850 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,812 2.0738 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,232 2.0525 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,715 2.0393 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,316 2.0717 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,121 2.0806 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,965 2.0987 GBP
ORD Purchase 53,072 2.0799 GBP
ORD Purchase 63,565 2.0580 GBP
ORD Purchase 73,416 2.0734 GBP
ORD Purchase 138,211 2.0701 GBP
ORD Sale 417 2.0600 GBP
ORD Sale 671 2.0620 GBP
ORD Sale 1,164 2.0750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,279 2.0650 GBP
ORD Sale 1,475 2.0800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,476 2.0575 GBP
ORD Sale 1,619 2.0675 GBP
ORD Sale 1,699 2.0965 GBP
ORD Sale 2,893 2.0687 GBP
ORD Sale 3,175 2.0725 GBP
ORD Sale 3,454 2.0775 GBP
ORD Sale 3,876 2.0715 GBP
ORD Sale 3,989 2.0876 GBP
ORD Sale 5,796 2.0776 GBP
ORD Sale 7,349 2.0696 GBP
ORD Sale 13,965 2.0987 GBP
ORD Sale 14,753 2.0706 GBP
ORD Sale 18,213 2.0113 GBP
ORD Sale 21,269 2.0667 GBP
ORD Sale 27,690 2.0755 GBP
ORD Sale 29,704 2.0532 GBP
ORD Sale 88,379 2.0673 GBP
ORD Sale 102,050 2.0771 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 500 2.0997 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,523 1.9899 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,764 2.0558 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,988 2.0572 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 13,988 2.0572 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 20,137 2.0252 GBP
ORD CFD Long 27,690 2.0755 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 74,654 2.0714 GBP
ORD CFD Short 94 2.0727 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,067 2.0752 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,290 2.0638 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,523 2.0045 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,500 2.0990 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 19,943 2.0654 GBP
ORD CFD Short 20,219 2.0608 GBP
ORD CFD Short 47,120 2.0547 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 115,745 2.0723 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?   NO
Date of disclosure: 17 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.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 532595
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160617T135804+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC