FORM 8.3 - GVC HOLDINGS 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 HOLDINGS 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: 19 January 2018
(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: 2,063,157 0.68% 1,941,171 0.64%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,231,088 0.41% 916,632 0.30%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 3,294,245 1.08% 2,857,803 0.94%

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 167 9.2450 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 167 9.2578 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 224 9.3806 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 3,162 9.2666 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 4,141 9.2600 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 5,186 9.3755 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 8,343 9.3795 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 10,763 9.2743 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 28,424 9.3512 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 73,837 9.2938 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 147 9.3084 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 167 9.2450 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 167 9.2458 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 327 9.3250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 498 9.2388 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 509 9.2542 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 614 9.2492 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,091 9.2610 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,352 9.3113 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,654 9.3450 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,313 9.2567 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,422 9.2959 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 53,719 9.3762 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 63,192 9.3356 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 9.2749 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 614 9.2492 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 1,707 9.3183 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 2,498 9.2637 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 4,422 9.2959 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 7,904 9.2527 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 18,018 9.3792 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 38,985 9.3279 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 224 9.3806 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 3,162 9.2666 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 4,201 9.2647 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 4,600 9.2641 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 7,980 9.2646 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 8,821 9.2899 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 25,879 9.3033 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 28,424 9.3512 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 33,119 9.2969 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: 22 Jan 2018
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: 639893
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180122T145556+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC