Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC

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FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN

EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a)   Name of exempt principal trader:   BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC
  principal trader is connected  
(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 17 March 2017
(e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal YES:
  trader making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? DEUTSCHE BOERSE AG

2. POSITIONS OF THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

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(b), 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: 1,627,847 0.46% 905,485 0.26%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
100,143 0.03% 914,066 0.26%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 1,727,990 0.49% 1,819,551 0.52%

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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), 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   Total number of   Highest price per unit   Lowest price per unit
security   securities paid/received paid/received
ORD Purchase 506,619 30.7000 GBP 30.3608 GBP
ORD Sale 506,687 30.7090 GBP 30.397 GBP
ADR Purchase 130 9.6500 USD 9.65 USD
ADR Sale 130 9.6500 USD 9.65 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 49 30.4926 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 82 30.7396 GBP
ORD CFD Long 508 30.7000 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,454 30.6975 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,643 30.4650 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 15,093 30.3931 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 31,150 30.3872 GBP
ORD CFD Short 33 30.6690 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 590 30.6130 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,523 30.6709 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,528 30.5331 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,773 30.5270 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,970 30.6730 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,586 30.5145 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 5,787 30.5190 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 9,874 30.5272 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 33,780 30.6891 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 exempt principal trader 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 exempt principal trader 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: 20 Mar 2017
Contact name: Hemika Mistry
Telephone number: 020 7116 3891

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.

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: FEO
Sequence Number: 580015
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170320T130333+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC