FORM 8.3 - GVC HLDGS PLC

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FORM 8.3

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY

A PERSON WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

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

1. KEY INFORMATION

(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 GVC HLDGS PLC
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(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: 13 December 2017
(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? LADBROKES CORAL GROUP PLC

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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:       Euro 0.01 ordinary            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 1,094,340 0.36% 1,444,290 0.48%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
984,283 0.32% 165,515 0.05%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 2,078,623 0.68% 1,609,805 0.53%

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:  

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

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  
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 18 9.1650 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 109 9.1775 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 193 9.0850 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 199 9.0975 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 261 9.1475 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 342 9.1500 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 357 9.1450 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 365 9.0925 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 388 9.1050 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 429 9.2100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 476 9.1100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 489 9.1150 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 518 9.1700 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 557 9.1454 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 645 9.1200 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 648 9.1550 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 664 9.1400 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 760 9.1025 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 956 9.1300 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,039 9.1498 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,104 9.0950 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 3,335 9.1670 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 4,967 9.1285 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 6,870 9.1192 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 18,502 9.1265 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 25,454 9.1689 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 117,015 9.1250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 13 9.1387 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 14 9.1422 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 61 9.0650 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 109 9.1775 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 135 9.1200 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 144 9.2418 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 193 9.0850 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 199 9.0975 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 261 9.1475 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 342 9.1500 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 357 9.1450 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 365 9.0925 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 388 9.1050 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 429 9.2100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 476 9.1100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 518 9.1700 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 648 9.1550 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 706 9.1230 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 760 9.1025 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 834 9.1400 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 956 9.1300 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 957 9.1197 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,104 9.0950 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,792 9.1342 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,114 9.2094 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,386 9.1341 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,650 9.1260 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 10,385 9.1250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 18,750 9.1419 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 25,344 9.1245 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 94,469 9.1381 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 300,009 9.1650 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 100 9.2099 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 100 9.2800 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,114 9.2094 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,607 9.1440 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 4,301 9.1220 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 9,058 9.1196 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 9,598 9.1572 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 18,750 9.1419 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 21,704 9.1301 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 49,241 9.1405 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Expires 15/12/2018 Long 300,000 9.1650 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 100 9.1259 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,032 9.1411 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,596 9.1483 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 3,828 9.1205 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 3,876 9.1685 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 6,019 9.2248 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 6,521 9.1845 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 8,054 9.1413 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 112,424 9.1250 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)

4. OTHER INFORMATION

(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”

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”

None

(c) Attachments

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 14 Dec 2017
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 020 7773 0635

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service.

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 www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 637554
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20171214T142157+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC