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

LONDON--()--

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: 21 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: 1,601,200 0.46% 871,141 0.25%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
77,324 0.02% 898,900 0.26%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 1,678,524 0.48% 1,770,041 0.51%

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 106,361 30.6200 GBP 31.2200 GBP
ORD Sale 106,753 30.6200 GBP 31.2200 GBP
ADR Purchase 4,667 9.7285 USD 9.7285 USD
ADR Sale 4,667 9.7285 USD 9.7285 USD

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of relevant   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per unit
security description reference
      securities  
ORD SWAP Long 115 31.1396 GBP
ORD CFD Long 220 31.2018 GBP
ORD CFD Long 654 30.9547 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 868 31.0400 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,166 31.0422 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,203 30.6809 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,597 31.0038 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,100 30.9743 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,514 31.1291 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,952 30.8888 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,479 30.9945 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 37,292 30.9615 GBP
ORD CFD Short 63 30.6520 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 364 31.0751 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,187 30.9102 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,486 30.9337 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 22,986 30.8411 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 36,494 30.6500 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: 22 Mar 2017
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 0207 773 0635

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: 580248
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20170322T111508+0000

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