FORM 8.3



Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)


(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


  relevant securities this form relates:  
(d) If an exempt fund manager connected with an
offeror/offeree, state this and specify identity of
(e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 29 May 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


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: 1,714,441 0.78% 1,482,955 0.68%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
883,755 0.40% 526,994 0.24%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 2,598,196 1.18% 2,009,949 0.92%

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:  


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 14 8.2050 GBP
ORD Purchase 27 8.2900 GBP
ORD Purchase 33 8.2850 GBP
ORD Purchase 118 8.2175 GBP
ORD Purchase 142 8.3075 GBP
ORD Purchase 142 8.3275 GBP
ORD Purchase 142 8.3300 GBP
ORD Purchase 159 8.1900 GBP
ORD Purchase 162 8.2975 GBP
ORD Purchase 179 8.2550 GBP
ORD Purchase 238 8.2275 GBP
ORD Purchase 357 8.2300 GBP
ORD Purchase 426 8.3250 GBP
ORD Purchase 440 8.2200 GBP
ORD Purchase 440 8.2650 GBP
ORD Purchase 451 8.3050 GBP
ORD Purchase 477 8.2016 GBP
ORD Purchase 543 8.2100 GBP
ORD Purchase 719 8.2350 GBP
ORD Purchase 812 8.2500 GBP
ORD Purchase 880 8.2000 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,079 8.3100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,172 8.2750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,292 8.2870 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,374 8.2700 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,452 8.2852 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,522 8.2450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,540 8.1950 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,046 8.2800 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,268 8.2950 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,000 8.2123 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,496 8.2600 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,982 8.2059 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,325 8.2144 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,537 8.2935 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,665 8.2129 GBP
ORD Purchase 39,226 8.2521 GBP
ORD Purchase 47,766 8.2698 GBP
ORD Sale 27 8.2900 GBP
ORD Sale 33 8.2850 GBP
ORD Sale 118 8.2175 GBP
ORD Sale 142 8.3075 GBP
ORD Sale 142 8.3275 GBP
ORD Sale 142 8.3300 GBP
ORD Sale 159 8.1900 GBP
ORD Sale 162 8.2975 GBP
ORD Sale 179 8.2550 GBP
ORD Sale 238 8.2275 GBP
ORD Sale 282 8.2688 GBP
ORD Sale 289 8.2953 GBP
ORD Sale 357 8.2300 GBP
ORD Sale 408 8.2555 GBP
ORD Sale 426 8.3250 GBP
ORD Sale 440 8.2200 GBP
ORD Sale 440 8.2650 GBP
ORD Sale 440 8.2708 GBP
ORD Sale 451 8.3050 GBP
ORD Sale 485 8.2062 GBP
ORD Sale 543 8.2100 GBP
ORD Sale 719 8.2350 GBP
ORD Sale 812 8.2500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,079 8.3100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,085 8.2566 GBP
ORD Sale 1,172 8.2750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,374 8.2700 GBP
ORD Sale 1,522 8.2450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,540 8.1950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,921 8.2800 GBP
ORD Sale 1,998 8.2684 GBP
ORD Sale 2,268 8.2950 GBP
ORD Sale 2,277 8.2801 GBP
ORD Sale 2,277 8.2864 GBP
ORD Sale 2,451 8.2667 GBP
ORD Sale 2,957 8.2547 GBP
ORD Sale 3,496 8.2600 GBP
ORD Sale 4,800 8.2771 GBP
ORD Sale 5,275 8.2000 GBP
ORD Sale 8,173 8.2582 GBP
ORD Sale 10,818 8.2733 GBP
ORD Sale 11,266 8.2635 GBP
ORD Sale 32,326 8.2533 GBP
ORD Sale 38,604 8.2492 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 485 8.2062 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 800 8.2991 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,948 8.2075 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,759 8.2331 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 11,555 8.2863 GBP
ORD CFD Short 477 8.2016 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,664 8.2012 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,131 8.2946 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,527 8.2264 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,164 8.3300 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 11,322 8.3004 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,325 8.2144 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 20,665 8.2129 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)


(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: 1 Jun 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 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

Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 468220
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