FORM 8.3 - LADBROKES CORAL GROUP 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 LADBROKES CORAL GROUP 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? GVC Holdings 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:       28 1/3p ordinary            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 45,949,660 2.40% 16,698,054 0.87%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
6,708,517 0.35% 26,049,431 1.36%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 52,658,177 2.75% 42,747,485 2.23%

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  
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2 1.7005 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 262 1.7035 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 659 1.7155 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 787 1.7101 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 938 1.7125 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,239 1.7060 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,545 1.7075 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,708 1.7055 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,713 1.7185 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,741 1.7255 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,251 1.6990 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,887 1.7200 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,911 1.7088 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,965 1.7180 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,057 1.7010 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,337 1.7140 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,392 1.7120 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,746 1.7065 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,897 1.7095 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,972 1.7150 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,994 1.7085 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,078 1.7045 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,207 1.7220 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,489 1.6995 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,115 1.7070 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,903 1.7171 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 6,156 1.7114 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,187 1.7115 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,458 1.7105 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,689 1.7160 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 8,557 1.7170 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 9,254 1.7130 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 10,611 1.7123 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 10,732 1.7134 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 11,037 1.7080 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 12,387 1.7090 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 26,942 1.7100 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 27,083 1.7131 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 29,452 1.7107 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 46,655 1.7110 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 50,807 1.7001 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 83,606 1.7069 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 87,547 1.7124 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 214,919 1.7111 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 312,654 1.7000 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 345,298 1.7133 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 555,347 1.7097 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2 1.7175 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2 1.7005 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5 1.7129 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 262 1.7035 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 659 1.7155 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 938 1.7125 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,239 1.7060 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,545 1.7075 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,708 1.7055 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,711 1.6995 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,713 1.7185 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,741 1.7255 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,251 1.6990 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,887 1.7200 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,965 1.7180 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,337 1.7140 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,392 1.7120 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,746 1.7065 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,994 1.7085 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 4,078 1.7045 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 4,207 1.7220 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 4,535 1.7160 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 7,187 1.7115 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 7,458 1.7105 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 8,557 1.7170 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 8,710 1.7095 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 11,037 1.7080 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 12,387 1.7090 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 14,402 1.7077 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 16,717 1.7100 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 39,645 1.7110 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 51,083 1.7130 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 68,803 1.7070 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 81,412 1.7102 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 89,391 1.7108 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 96,382 1.7106 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 174,344 1.7150 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 217,778 1.7101 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 364,731 1.7017 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 440,127 1.7104 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 776,896 1.7159 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,863,280 1.7240 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 5 1.7120 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 5,510 1.7077 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 7,186 1.7069 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 10,271 1.7070 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 17,457 1.7090 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 51,881 1.7088 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 70,872 1.7109 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 89,391 1.7108 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 142,295 1.7068 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 142,295 1.7068 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 151,036 1.7131 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 152,737 1.7124 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 216,991 1.7101 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 441,776 1.7212 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 1,508 1.7083 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 2,911 1.7088 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 5,903 1.7171 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 10,293 1.7080 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 10,611 1.7123 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 12,708 1.7151 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 17,062 1.7217 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 17,457 1.7100 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 20,931 1.7144 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 23,165 1.7213 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 29,452 1.7107 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 41,256 1.7114 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 46,291 1.7134 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 51,068 1.7087 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 94,985 1.7124 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 345,298 1.7133 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 360,715 1.7076 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Expires 14/01/2019 Short 2,000,000 1.7407 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: 637555
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20171214T142200+0000

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC