Form 8.3 - PADDY POWER


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 PADDY POWER
  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 January 2016
(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? BETFAIR GROUP 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: 584,020 1.32% 11,698 0.03%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
8,622 0.02% 453,109 1.03%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 592,642 1.34% 464,807 1.05%

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 4 136.9000 EUR
ORD Purchase 5 136.8650 EUR
ORD Purchase 11 137.2750 EUR
ORD Purchase 14 136.7750 EUR
ORD Purchase 15 136.7000 EUR
ORD Purchase 17 137.4000 EUR
ORD Purchase 21 136.9500 EUR
ORD Purchase 21 136.8750 EUR
ORD Purchase 21 137.1000 EUR
ORD Purchase 25 137.0250 EUR
ORD Purchase 44 134.9750 EUR
ORD Purchase 50 136.7250 EUR
ORD Purchase 63 136.8500 EUR
ORD Purchase 85 137.1129 EUR
ORD Purchase 88 136.9750 EUR
ORD Purchase 142 136.7194 EUR
ORD Purchase 150 136.0750 EUR
ORD Purchase 167 136.8250 EUR
ORD Purchase 173 137.0000 EUR
ORD Purchase 188 136.9250 EUR
ORD Purchase 250 136.8000 EUR
ORD Purchase 286 137.1295 EUR
ORD Purchase 304 136.7500 EUR
ORD Purchase 305 137.0429 EUR
ORD Purchase 337 137.1357 EUR
ORD Purchase 441 135.6730 EUR
ORD Purchase 519 136.9467 EUR
ORD Purchase 610 136.4362 EUR
ORD Purchase 1,167 136.6236 EUR
ORD Purchase 3,682 136.8866 EUR
ORD Purchase 14,680 136.7252 EUR
ORD Purchase 77,315 136.9253 EUR
ORD Sale 4 136.9000 EUR
ORD Sale 5 136.8650 EUR
ORD Sale 10 136.8300 EUR
ORD Sale 11 137.2750 EUR
ORD Sale 14 136.7750 EUR
ORD Sale 15 136.7000 EUR
ORD Sale 21 136.8750 EUR
ORD Sale 21 137.1000 EUR
ORD Sale 21 134.9750 EUR
ORD Sale 21 136.9500 EUR
ORD Sale 25 137.0250 EUR
ORD Sale 25 137.1500 EUR
ORD Sale 50 136.7250 EUR
ORD Sale 63 136.8500 EUR
ORD Sale 88 136.9750 EUR
ORD Sale 96 136.9317 EUR
ORD Sale 156 136.9250 EUR
ORD Sale 167 136.8250 EUR
ORD Sale 173 137.0000 EUR
ORD Sale 215 137.2030 EUR
ORD Sale 230 136.7715 EUR
ORD Sale 250 136.8000 EUR
ORD Sale 304 136.7500 EUR
ORD Sale 373 136.8439 EUR
ORD Sale 481 136.3655 EUR
ORD Sale 624 136.9064 EUR
ORD Sale 710 136.8096 EUR
ORD Sale 1,236 136.6792 EUR
ORD Sale 1,288 136.8567 EUR
ORD Sale 1,525 135.9451 EUR
ORD Sale 2,526 136.8247 EUR
ORD Sale 3,121 136.3326 EUR
ORD Sale 4,914 136.8627 EUR

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD CFD Long 24 136.4725 EUR
ORD CFD Long 1,261 136.7275 EUR
ORD CFD Long 1,717 136.5805 EUR
ORD CFD Long 3,386 135.9785 EUR
ORD SWAP Long 8,000 136.7956 EUR
ORD SWAP Short 44 137.0809 EUR
ORD SWAP Short 59 137.1205 EUR
ORD CFD Short 105 136.9050 EUR
ORD SWAP Short 246 137.0243 EUR
ORD CFD Short 263 136.6488 EUR
ORD CFD Short 647 136.4360 EUR
ORD CFD Short 519 136.9467 EUR
ORD CFD Short 1,282 136.6251 EUR
ORD CFD Short 2,525 137.1269 EUR
ORD CFD Short 77,315 136.9253 EUR

(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 Feb 2016
Contact name: Andrew Hurley
Telephone number: 020 7773 0635

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: 508238
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160201T142236+0000