Form 8.3 - LADBROKES CORAL GROUP PLC

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FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN

EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)

Rule 8.5 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: 19 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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

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(b), 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: 63,552,601 3.32% 3,470,167 0.18%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
17,246 0.00% 49,599,452 2.59%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 63,569,847 3.32% 53,069,619 2.77%

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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), 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 230 1.6530 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 400 1.6555 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,847 1.6525 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,691 1.6528 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,772 1.6612 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,066 1.6597 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,240 1.6577 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 14,286 1.6643 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 21,252 1.6618 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 36,404 1.6600 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 92,182 1.6503 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 273,330 1.6599 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,622,082 1.6310 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,847 1.6515 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,847 1.6535 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,237 1.6599 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 13,585 1.6589 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 19,206 1.6499 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 21,284 1.6495 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 42,609 1.6618 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 60,208 1.6615 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 2,880 1.6601 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 3,015 1.6597 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 4,666 1.6510 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 11,246 1.6572 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 13,585 1.6589 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 83,247 1.6629 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 100 1.6626 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 400 1.6555 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 400 1.6630 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 3,015 1.6601 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 3,497 1.6597 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 7,066 1.6598 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 14,286 1.6643 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 21,252 1.6618 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 34,404 1.6600 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 55,590 1.6516 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 88,843 1.6613 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 139,494 1.6625 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 exempt principal trader 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 exempt principal trader 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: 20 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: 641720
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180220T111106+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC