Form 8.3 - RPC GROUP PLC

LONDON--()--FORM 8.3



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


(a) Full name of discloser:  

Barclays PLC.

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree



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

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure


21 July 2016

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”




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: 3,914,087 1.24% 1,126,657 0.36%
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
756,088 0.24% 2,941,595 0.93%
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
TOTAL: 4,670,175 1.48% 4,068,252 1.29%

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 34 8.3800 GBP
ORD Purchase 100 8.4000 GBP
ORD Purchase 142 8.4400 GBP
ORD Purchase 443 8.3950 GBP
ORD Purchase 467 8.4300 GBP
ORD Purchase 526 8.4500 GBP
ORD Purchase 536 8.4950 GBP
ORD Purchase 555 8.4100 GBP
ORD Purchase 600 8.5100 GBP
ORD Purchase 635 8.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 827 8.4800 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,037 8.4521 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,085 8.4370 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,159 8.4550 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,313 8.5026 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,436 8.4557 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,668 8.4070 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,670 8.4350 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,840 8.4340 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,298 8.3877 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,419 8.4558 GBP
ORD Purchase 2,695 8.4362 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,022 8.5067 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,027 8.4532 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,386 8.4937 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,760 8.4302 GBP
ORD Purchase 6,125 8.4633 GBP
ORD Purchase 7,072 8.4530 GBP
ORD Purchase 10,415 8.4545 GBP
ORD Purchase 12,841 8.4639 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,176 8.4431 GBP
ORD Purchase 16,628 8.5064 GBP
ORD Purchase 38,441 8.4373 GBP
ORD Sale 34 8.3800 GBP
ORD Sale 100 8.4000 GBP
ORD Sale 142 8.4400 GBP
ORD Sale 321 8.3936 GBP
ORD Sale 443 8.3950 GBP
ORD Sale 467 8.4300 GBP
ORD Sale 526 8.4500 GBP
ORD Sale 555 8.4100 GBP
ORD Sale 560 8.4301 GBP
ORD Sale 596 8.5084 GBP
ORD Sale 600 8.5100 GBP
ORD Sale 635 8.4600 GBP
ORD Sale 644 8.4900 GBP
ORD Sale 827 8.4800 GBP
ORD Sale 893 8.3900 GBP
ORD Sale 977 8.4574 GBP
ORD Sale 988 8.5050 GBP
ORD Sale 1,072 8.4950 GBP
ORD Sale 1,108 8.5104 GBP
ORD Sale 1,126 8.5172 GBP
ORD Sale 1,935 8.4550 GBP
ORD Sale 2,419 8.4533 GBP
ORD Sale 2,578 8.5002 GBP
ORD Sale 3,322 8.4350 GBP
ORD Sale 3,400 8.4254 GBP
ORD Sale 6,617 8.4135 GBP
ORD Sale 7,507 8.4223 GBP
ORD Sale 8,940 8.4909 GBP
ORD Sale 11,050 8.5030 GBP
ORD Sale 11,576 8.4302 GBP
ORD Sale 18,332 8.4213 GBP
ORD Sale 23,669 8.4616 GBP
ORD Sale 39,403 8.4186 GBP
ORD Sale 51,589 8.4911 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 321 8.3936 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 468 8.3939 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 560 8.4301 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 977 8.4574 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,400 8.3891 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 1,788 8.4242 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,096 8.4238 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,236 8.4303 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,275 8.4540 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,419 8.4533 GBP
ORD CFD Long 2,578 8.5003 GBP
ORD CFD Long 3,668 8.4572 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 5,271 8.4189 GBP
ORD CFD Long 5,272 8.5142 GBP
ORD CFD Long 6,269 8.4137 GBP
ORD CFD Long 8,165 8.4113 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 18,332 8.4213 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 51,589 8.4911 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 53,815 8.4428 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 200 8.5126 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 240 8.4450 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,298 8.3876 GBP
ORD CFD Short 2,419 8.4557 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,772 8.4743 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,938 8.4665 GBP
ORD CFD Short 4,976 8.4496 GBP
ORD CFD Short 6,125 8.4632 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 10,069 8.4610 GBP
ORD CFD Short 13,078 8.4829 GBP
ORD CFD Short 17,877 8.4962 GBP
ORD CFD Short 50,000 8.4321 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?  


Date of disclosure:  

22 July 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

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