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 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: 06 February 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? 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: 61,640,118 3.22% 6,032,443 0.31%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
484,931 0.03% 47,355,429 2.47%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 62,125,049 3.24% 53,387,872 2.79%

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 100 1.6170 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 450 1.6175 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,867 1.6047 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,896 1.6100 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,900 1.6137 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,759 1.6185 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 8,088 1.6121 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 17,231 1.6166 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 19,712 1.6114 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 29,852 1.6109 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 31,539 1.6123 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 50,411 1.6128 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 138,248 1.6101 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 751,600 1.6125 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,867 1.6047 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,627 1.6161 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,755 1.6185 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,202 1.6148 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 7,735 1.6097 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 14,107 1.6113 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 17,796 1.6168 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 18,755 1.6151 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 63,374 1.6133 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 88,401 1.6132 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 92,273 1.6100 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 186,074 1.6125 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 229,411 1.6115 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 555,962 1.6136 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 1,604 1.6076 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 1,931 1.6128 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 2,900 1.6155 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 4,868 1.6093 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 6,693 1.6074 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 7,735 1.6097 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 8,832 1.6098 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 16,371 1.6179 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 16,491 1.6141 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 17,796 1.6168 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 29,255 1.6102 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 40,162 1.6152 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 48,239 1.6115 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 92,273 1.6100 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 294,138 1.6144 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 400,914 1.6129 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 100 1.6170 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 2,900 1.6137 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 8,088 1.6121 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 10,014 1.6117 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 10,099 1.6103 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 12,581 1.6083 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 17,231 1.6165 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 23,597 1.6118 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 37,830 1.6143 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 87,120 1.6100 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 138,248 1.6101 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 190,429 1.6114 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 517,099 1.6135 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: 7 Feb 2018
Contact name: Elise Tang
Telephone number: 0207 1163 001

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: 640836
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180207T115002+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC