Form 8.3 - RPC GROUP Amendment


FORM 8.3 Amendment to 2(a), 3(a) and 3(b)



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 RPC GROUP
  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: 09 June 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? BRITISH POLYTHENE INDUSTRIES


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: 3,348,281 1.07% 1,526,876 0.50%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
998,250 0.33% 2,351,063 0.77%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 4,346,531 1.40% 3,877,939 1.28%

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


ORD Purchase 4 8.1550 GBP
ORD Purchase 78 8.2650 GBP
ORD Purchase 111 8.3875 GBP
ORD Purchase 136 8.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 257 8.3150 GBP
ORD Purchase 450 8.5150 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 8.3950 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 8.5100 GBP
ORD Purchase 601 8.4550 GBP
ORD Purchase 601 8.4000 GBP
ORD Purchase 601 8.4150 GBP
ORD Purchase 713 8.3712 GBP
ORD Purchase 787 8.4306 GBP
ORD Purchase 798 8.2950 GBP
ORD Purchase 856 8.3900 GBP
ORD Purchase 887 8.3350 GBP
ORD Purchase 897 8.4300 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,257 8.3880 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,342 8.3073 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,595 8.4250 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,706 8.3100 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,405 8.4144 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,478 8.3732 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,246 8.4023 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,809 8.3704 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,998 8.4225 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,943 8.4160 GBP
ORD Purchase 15,330 8.4485 GBP
ORD Purchase 19,579 8.3961 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,000 8.4577 GBP
ORD Purchase 20,613 8.4178 GBP
ORD Purchase 32,656 8.4325 GBP
ORD Purchase 40,000 8.4389 GBP
ORD Purchase 45,000 8.1500 GBP
ORD Purchase 104,480 8.3812 GBP
ORD Sale 78 8.2650 GBP
ORD Sale 136 8.4650 GBP
ORD Sale 222 8.3875 GBP
ORD Sale 257 8.3150 GBP
ORD Sale 317 8.4417 GBP
ORD Sale 450 8.5150 GBP
ORD Sale 600 8.5100 GBP
ORD Sale 600 8.3950 GBP
ORD Sale 601 8.4150 GBP
ORD Sale 601 8.4000 GBP
ORD Sale 798 8.2950 GBP
ORD Sale 856 8.3900 GBP
ORD Sale 887 8.3350 GBP
ORD Sale 1,100 8.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 1,595 8.4250 GBP
ORD Sale 1,706 8.3100 GBP
ORD Sale 2,672 8.4473 GBP
ORD Sale 3,203 8.4156 GBP
ORD Sale 3,565 8.3338 GBP
ORD Sale 4,142 8.4099 GBP
ORD Sale 5,000 8.3757 GBP
ORD Sale 6,006 8.4574 GBP
ORD Sale 9,462 8.3955 GBP
ORD Sale 9,492 8.4282 GBP
ORD Sale 10,666 8.4490 GBP
ORD Sale 11,628 8.4037 GBP
ORD Sale 13,481 8.4468 GBP
ORD Sale 14,330 8.4794 GBP
ORD Sale 16,182 8.4300 GBP
ORD Sale 23,200 8.4305 GBP
ORD Sale 23,714 8.4023 GBP
ORD Sale 25,000 8.4754 GBP
ORD Sale 39,121 8.4315 GBP
ORD Sale 44,177 8.4550 GBP
ORD Sale 69,033 8.3787 GBP
ORD Sale 318,708 8.1550 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 1,100 8.2199 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,100 8.4489 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,587 8.4339 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,203 8.4156 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,565 8.3337 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,000 8.3757 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,006 8.4574 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,668 8.4075 GBP
ORD CFD Long 9,955 8.3992 GBP
ORD CFD Long 13,481 8.4468 GBP
ORD CFD Long 14,330 8.4794 GBP
ORD CFD Long 15,581 8.4300 GBP
ORD CFD Long 19,341 8.4289 GBP
ORD CFD Long 23,200 8.4305 GBP
ORD CFD Long 25,000 8.4754 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 28,746 8.3821 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 58,179 8.3869 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4 8.1550 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 100 8.2851 GBP
ORD CFD Short 787 8.4306 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,100 8.4410 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 7,595 8.4318 GBP
ORD CFD Short 8,728 8.4198 GBP
ORD CFD Short 9,671 8.4457 GBP
ORD CFD Short 12,441 8.4161 GBP
ORD CFD Short 15,330 8.4485 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 28,887 8.4104 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 32,656 8.4325 GBP
ORD CFD Short 40,000 8.4388 GBP
ORD CFD Short 80,000 8.4303 GBP
ORD CFD Short 45,000 8.1500 GBP
ORD CFD Short 85,249 8.3710 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: 14 Jun 2016
Contact name: Pinar Coktas
Telephone number: 020 7116 1165

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: 531788
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160614T162130+0100