Form 8.3 - GVC HOLDINGS 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 GVC HOLDINGS 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: 22 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?
    LADBROKES CORAL GROUP 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:   Euro 0.01 ordinary
  Interests   Short Positions
    Number   (%) Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 4,384,903 1.44% 1,588,384 0.52%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,283,553 0.42% 3,371,739 1.11%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 5,668,456 1.87% 4,960,123 1.63%

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  
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 331 9.2175 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 572 9.2686 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,609 9.2421 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,689 9.2685 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,647 9.2291 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 3,168 9.2812 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 8,824 9.2343 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 9,806 9.2379 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 10,307 9.2330 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 10,813 9.2143 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 10,916 9.2483 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 28,619 9.2308 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 50,000 9.2145 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 73,481 9.2322 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 85,828 9.2100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 9 9.2486 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 16 9.2550 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 16 9.2481 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 62 9.2484 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 78 9.2483 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 100 9.2246 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 331 9.2175 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 534 9.2471 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 615 9.2233 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 660 9.2425 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,056 9.2560 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,970 9.2296 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,708 9.2028 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,799 9.2186 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 5,480 9.1914 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 7,090 9.2337 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 8,167 9.2447 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 9,237 9.2146 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 9,272 9.2251 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 11,703 9.2487 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 13,540 9.2100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 50,023 9.2130 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 615 9.2233 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 854 9.1700 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,500 9.2090 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 3,546 9.2102 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 3,799 9.2186 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 4,626 9.1954 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 7,090 9.2337 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 8,167 9.2447 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 1,118 9.2212 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 2,647 9.2291 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 7,218 9.2508 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 10,307 9.2330 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 13,885 9.2107 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 24,301 9.2530 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 31,816 9.2301 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 46,286 9.2344 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 72,288 9.2100 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: 23 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: 641946
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180223T123635+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC