Form 8.3 - LADBROKES CORAL GROUP PLC

LONDON--()--

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 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

 

LADBROKES CORAL GROUP PLC

(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

 

25 Jan 2018

(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”

 

YES 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: 57,957,943 3.02% 7,589,740 0.40%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
859,870 0.04% 45,258,818 2.36%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 58,817,813 3.07% 52,848,558 2.76%

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 488 1.7270 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,401 1.7258 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,774 1.7246 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 9,879 1.7083 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 19,083 1.7139 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 35,458 1.7219 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 35,839 1.7223 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 61,756 1.7242 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 65,889 1.7238 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 91,746 1.7193 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 261,596 1.7183 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 294 1.7186 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,000 1.7275 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,458 1.7162 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,510 1.7230 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 11,309 1.7270 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 13,060 1.7144 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 27,503 1.7262 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 100,492 1.7140 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 121,116 1.7220 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 178,881 1.7160 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 274,565 1.7221 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 650,439 1.7237 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 SWAP Long 294 1.7186 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 1,700 1.7115 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 1,928 1.7287 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 2,620 1.7274 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 3,000 1.7277 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 3,737 1.7273 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 5,510 1.7230 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 11,715 1.7150 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 78,918 1.7210 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 82,711 1.7131 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 98,035 1.7117 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 98,868 1.7220 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 650,439 1.7237 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 5,774 1.7246 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 6,004 1.7215 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 7,094 1.7178 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 7,290 1.7212 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 8,068 1.7239 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 9,879 1.7083 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 16,080 1.7231 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 20,093 1.7245 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 61,756 1.7242 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 90,127 1.7181 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 91,746 1.7193 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 105,170 1.7249 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 106,735 1.7135 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:  

26 Jan 2018

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 monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. 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: 640231
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180126T140149+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC