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: 13 July 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: 1,718,763 0.64% 1,109,510 0.41%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
929,245 0.35% 1,313,930 0.49%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,648,008 0.99% 2,423,440 0.90%

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 3,000 2.1950 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,020 2.2064 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,943 2.2055 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,793 2.2025 GBP
ORD Purchase 25,504 2.2054 GBP
ORD Purchase 27,273 2.2033 GBP
ORD Purchase 48,179 2.2050 GBP
ORD Purchase 50,559 2.2053 GBP
ORD Purchase 56,783 2.2043 GBP
ORD Purchase 68,331 2.2062 GBP
ORD Purchase 79,403 2.2059 GBP
ORD Purchase 132,774 2.2075 GBP
ORD Purchase 269,693 2.2073 GBP
ORD Purchase 795,279 2.2063 GBP
ORD Sale 6,000 2.1950 GBP
ORD Sale 10,287 2.2095 GBP
ORD Sale 15,700 2.2000 GBP
ORD Sale 15,793 2.2025 GBP
ORD Sale 27,727 2.2050 GBP
ORD Sale 63,244 2.2062 GBP
ORD Sale 87,045 2.2075 GBP
ORD Sale 162,179 2.2026 GBP
ORD Sale 177,949 2.2005 GBP
ORD Sale 200,000 2.1948 GBP
ORD Sale 208,771 2.1993 GBP
ORD Sale 215,443 2.2047 GBP
ORD Sale 232,868 2.1998 GBP
ORD Sale 250,000 2.2065 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 400 2.2018 GBP
ORD CFD Long 7,000 2.2087 GBP
ORD CFD Long 9,372 2.1947 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,000 2.2003 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 15,700 2.1999 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 19,446 2.2086 GBP
ORD CFD Long 25,000 2.2097 GBP
ORD CFD Long 30,000 2.2022 GBP
ORD CFD Long 59,927 2.2072 GBP
ORD CFD Long 86,000 2.1997 GBP
ORD CFD Long 100,500 2.1972 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 208,771 2.1993 GBP
ORD CFD Long 209,966 2.1948 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 215,443 2.2047 GBP
ORD CFD Long 232,868 2.1998 GBP
ORD CFD Long 250,000 2.2065 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,000 2.1952 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 33,760 2.2046 GBP
ORD CFD Short 32,758 2.2079 GBP
ORD CFD Short 122,697 2.2077 GBP
ORD CFD Short 931,722 2.2066 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 931,722 2.2066 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: 14 Jul 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: 537072
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160714T113359+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC