Form 8.3 - RPC GROUP PLC


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: 16 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 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: 3,692,001 1.17% 1,538,684 0.49%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,414,138 0.45% 2,758,068 0.88%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 5,106,139 1.62% 4,296,752 1.37%

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 227 7.9725 GBP
ORD Purchase 332 8.0425 GBP
ORD Purchase 350 7.9425 GBP
ORD Purchase 423 7.9977 GBP
ORD Purchase 459 7.9850 GBP
ORD Purchase 459 8.0250 GBP
ORD Purchase 469 7.9475 GBP
ORD Purchase 496 8.0200 GBP
ORD Purchase 621 8.0625 GBP
ORD Purchase 830 8.0650 GBP
ORD Purchase 853 7.9454 GBP
ORD Purchase 918 7.9400 GBP
ORD Purchase 918 7.9900 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,081 7.9950 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,242 8.0469 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,283 8.0180 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,315 8.0600 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,367 8.0336 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,411 7.9750 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,559 8.0450 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,655 8.0100 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,968 8.0500 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,990 7.9700 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,015 8.0050 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,309 8.0150 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,558 7.9550 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,636 7.9600 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,115 8.0550 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,730 7.9500 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,870 7.9883 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,922 7.9730 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,580 7.9650 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,216 7.9742 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,116 7.9450 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,793 7.9874 GBP
ORD Purchase 13,053 7.9609 GBP
ORD Purchase 33,215 7.9918 GBP
ORD Purchase 49,313 7.9743 GBP
ORD Purchase 119,799 7.9590 GBP
ORD Sale 12 8.0466 GBP
ORD Sale 227 7.9725 GBP
ORD Sale 312 7.9458 GBP
ORD Sale 332 8.0425 GBP
ORD Sale 350 7.9425 GBP
ORD Sale 459 8.0250 GBP
ORD Sale 459 7.9850 GBP
ORD Sale 469 7.9475 GBP
ORD Sale 496 8.0200 GBP
ORD Sale 665 7.9490 GBP
ORD Sale 830 8.0650 GBP
ORD Sale 918 7.9400 GBP
ORD Sale 918 7.9900 GBP
ORD Sale 919 8.0044 GBP
ORD Sale 1,081 7.9950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,130 7.9450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,411 7.9750 GBP
ORD Sale 1,559 8.0450 GBP
ORD Sale 1,655 8.0100 GBP
ORD Sale 1,673 8.0600 GBP
ORD Sale 1,968 8.0500 GBP
ORD Sale 2,015 8.0050 GBP
ORD Sale 2,133 7.9498 GBP
ORD Sale 2,309 8.0150 GBP
ORD Sale 2,558 7.9550 GBP
ORD Sale 2,636 7.9600 GBP
ORD Sale 2,820 7.9482 GBP
ORD Sale 3,117 8.0550 GBP
ORD Sale 4,350 8.0191 GBP
ORD Sale 4,580 7.9650 GBP
ORD Sale 5,217 7.9500 GBP
ORD Sale 8,176 7.9780 GBP
ORD Sale 15,064 7.9863 GBP
ORD Sale 21,908 7.9804 GBP
ORD Sale 198,984 7.9700 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 12 8.0475 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 699 7.9907 GBP
ORD CFD Long 752 7.9440 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,140 8.0640 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,787 8.0102 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,000 7.9492 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,133 7.9498 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,820 7.9482 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 3,279 8.0177 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,397 8.0422 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,176 7.9780 GBP
ORD CFD Long 17,842 7.9634 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 200 8.0509 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 223 7.9499 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 621 8.0625 GBP
ORD CFD Short 853 7.9454 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,283 8.0180 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,848 8.0039 GBP
ORD CFD Short 3,660 8.0210 GBP
ORD CFD Short 5,326 7.9450 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 13,509 7.9540 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 16,558 7.9743 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: 17 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: 532586
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160617T133657+0100