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: 21 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: 64,154,987 3.35% 2,766,768 0.14%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
17,246 0.00% 50,407,349 2.63%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 64,172,233 3.35% 53,174,117 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 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 1,688 1.6930 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,313 1.6875 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,452 1.6821 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,002 1.6854 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,067 1.6788 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,348 1.6891 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 12,137 1.6890 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 21,573 1.6790 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 29,206 1.6791 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 36,040 1.6831 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 51,066 1.6851 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 51,941 1.6889 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 60,075 1.6874 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 264,257 1.6876 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 495,551 1.6837 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,688 1.6930 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,764 1.6720 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,837 1.6915 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,743 1.6902 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 11,065 1.6879 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 12,165 1.6779 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 12,610 1.6865 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 18,890 1.6895 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 24,292 1.6767 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 29,122 1.6749 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 39,828 1.6789 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 67,938 1.6840 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 CFD Long 11,065 1.6879 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 12,165 1.6779 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 12,322 1.6754 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 16,353 1.6874 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 39,828 1.6789 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 41,092 1.6758 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 3,565 1.6823 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 7,067 1.6788 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 15,776 1.6866 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 16,642 1.6844 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 21,573 1.6790 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 29,206 1.6791 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 33,881 1.6881 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 51,066 1.6851 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 58,259 1.6890 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 90,692 1.6895 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 125,296 1.6870 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 196,405 1.6822 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 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: 641845
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180222T120017+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC