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 RPC GROUP PLC
  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 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: 3,740,077 1.19% 1,391,033 0.44%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,227,303 0.39% 2,820,557 0.90%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 4,967,380 1.58% 4,211,590 1.34%

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 37 7.5100 GBP
ORD Purchase 200 7.4500 GBP
ORD Purchase 332 7.4659 GBP
ORD Purchase 351 7.4650 GBP
ORD Purchase 422 7.6325 GBP
ORD Purchase 452 7.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 469 7.4550 GBP
ORD Purchase 615 7.6550 GBP
ORD Purchase 800 7.4800 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,014 7.5267 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,570 7.5699 GBP
ORD Purchase 11,445 7.5769 GBP
ORD Purchase 17,052 7.4879 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,199 7.5339 GBP
ORD Purchase 18,440 7.6978 GBP
ORD Purchase 31,519 7.5831 GBP
ORD Sale 48 7.4300 GBP
ORD Sale 64 7.5200 GBP
ORD Sale 71 7.4325 GBP
ORD Sale 76 7.5100 GBP
ORD Sale 167 7.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 238 7.4296 GBP
ORD Sale 351 7.4650 GBP
ORD Sale 388 7.4692 GBP
ORD Sale 438 7.5000 GBP
ORD Sale 466 7.5250 GBP
ORD Sale 469 7.4550 GBP
ORD Sale 615 7.6550 GBP
ORD Sale 661 7.5654 GBP
ORD Sale 800 7.4800 GBP
ORD Sale 812 7.5992 GBP
ORD Sale 903 7.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 921 7.4582 GBP
ORD Sale 1,415 7.5560 GBP
ORD Sale 3,989 7.7050 GBP
ORD Sale 4,230 7.4610 GBP
ORD Sale 5,295 7.6640 GBP
ORD Sale 6,530 7.6985 GBP
ORD Sale 7,115 7.5771 GBP
ORD Sale 8,144 7.5619 GBP
ORD Sale 24,025 7.7034 GBP
ORD Sale 25,297 7.5609 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 73 7.4191 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 100 7.4599 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 661 7.5654 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,858 7.4666 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,036 7.5387 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,144 7.4745 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,661 7.5543 GBP
ORD CFD Long 4,230 7.4610 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 4,497 7.5598 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,295 7.6639 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,530 7.6985 GBP
ORD CFD Long 10,811 7.5734 GBP
ORD CFD Long 18,603 7.5840 GBP
ORD CFD Long 24,025 7.7034 GBP
ORD CFD Short 422 7.6325 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 461 7.5296 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 473 7.4208 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 1,582 7.4605 GBP
ORD CFD Short 1,719 7.4509 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,658 7.5269 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 4,853 7.4587 GBP
ORD CFD Short 11,445 7.5768 GBP
ORD CFD Short 18,199 7.5340 GBP
ORD CFD Short 18,222 7.5414 GBP
ORD CFD Short 18,440 7.6978 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 31,519 7.5830 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: 30 Jun 2016
Contact name: Femi Badmos
Telephone number: 020 3555 1125

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: 534817
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20160630T140747+0100