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

 

20 FEB 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: 63,618,278 3.32% 3,056,833 0.16%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
17,246 0.00% 49,890,746 2.60%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 63,635,524 3.32% 52,947,579 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 65 1.6643 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 100 1.6595 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 659 1.6645 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,318 1.6602 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,612 1.6629 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,969 1.6725 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,671 1.6690 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 13,398 1.6699 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 19,422 1.6687 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 21,759 1.6634 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 36,176 1.6663 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 47,930 1.6641 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 55,913 1.6669 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 99,022 1.6651 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 198,583 1.6682 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 292,091 1.6675 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 100 1.6615 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 200 1.6595 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 659 1.6645 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,317 1.6691 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,342 1.6636 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 9,168 1.6698 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 9,987 1.6620 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 10,713 1.6617 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 37,372 1.6656 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 51,942 1.6662 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 81,606 1.6690 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 114,271 1.6647 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 200 1.6594 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 600 1.6583 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 2,317 1.6691 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 3,342 1.6636 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 3,647 1.6578 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 6,539 1.6682 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 7,036 1.6739 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 9,168 1.6698 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 9,987 1.6620 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 36,147 1.6690 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 66,523 1.6700 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 79,232 1.6622 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 100 1.6595 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 100 1.6757 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 2,318 1.6602 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 2,338 1.6660 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 2,724 1.6748 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 2,969 1.6725 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 6,410 1.6678 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 21,759 1.6634 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 36,176 1.6663 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 68,025 1.6716 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 77,993 1.6691 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 102,621 1.6638 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 192,499 1.6656 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:  

21 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 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: 641786
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180221T120221+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC