Form 8.3 - GREENE KING 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 GREENE KING 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: 10 April 2015
(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? SPIRIT PUB CO PLC

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: 1,216,201 0.55% 1,242,547 0.57%
         
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
816,221 0.37% 192,120 0.09%
         
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
         
 
TOTAL: 2,032,422 0.93% 1,434,667 0.65%

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 9 8.3625 GBP
ORD Purchase 10 8.3500 GBP
ORD Purchase 52 8.3800 GBP
ORD Purchase 89 8.4100 GBP
ORD Purchase 136 8.4150 GBP
ORD Purchase 149 8.3770 GBP
ORD Purchase 204 8.3650 GBP
ORD Purchase 226 8.3875 GBP
ORD Purchase 265 8.4300 GBP
ORD Purchase 405 8.3900 GBP
ORD Purchase 434 8.3864 GBP
ORD Purchase 439 8.4200 GBP
ORD Purchase 556 8.4000 GBP
ORD Purchase 815 8.4031 GBP
ORD Purchase 844 8.3891 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,071 8.4050 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,097 8.3928 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,133 8.4054 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,174 8.4185 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,625 8.3666 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,691 8.4094 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,240 8.3950 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,709 8.4030 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,488 8.4058 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,275 8.4078 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,407 8.4400 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,466 8.3923 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,283 8.3763 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,116 8.4110 GBP
ORD Purchase 52,901 8.3951 GBP
ORD Sale 9 8.3625 GBP
ORD Sale 10 8.3500 GBP
ORD Sale 52 8.3800 GBP
ORD Sale 56 8.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 89 8.4100 GBP
ORD Sale 136 8.4150 GBP
ORD Sale 149 8.3770 GBP
ORD Sale 204 8.3650 GBP
ORD Sale 226 8.3875 GBP
ORD Sale 236 8.3850 GBP
ORD Sale 265 8.4300 GBP
ORD Sale 405 8.3900 GBP
ORD Sale 439 8.4200 GBP
ORD Sale 556 8.4000 GBP
ORD Sale 636 8.4350 GBP
ORD Sale 641 8.4071 GBP
ORD Sale 670 8.3752 GBP
ORD Sale 1,007 8.3979 GBP
ORD Sale 1,071 8.4050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,339 8.3938 GBP
ORD Sale 3,077 8.3950 GBP
ORD Sale 3,487 8.3976 GBP
ORD Sale 9,358 8.3847 GBP
ORD Sale 11,245 8.4234 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 636 8.4341 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,062 8.3835 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,291 8.4020 GBP
ORD CFD Short 37 8.4005 GBP
ORD CFD Short 844 8.3890 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,174 8.4185 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,714 8.4011 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,032 8.3884 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,243 8.4255 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,924 8.4048 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 8,824 8.3932 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 11,283 8.3762 GBP
ORD CFD Short 11,817 8.4182 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 26,946 8.3968 GBP
ORD CFD Short 28,380 8.3942 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”

(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”

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 13 Apr 2015
Contact name: Rajesh Muthanna
Telephone number: 020 3555 4634

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: 460791
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20150413T143554+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC