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: 23 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: 4,351,324 1.43% 1,601,141 0.53%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,298,627 0.43% 3,343,429 1.10%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 5,649,951 1.86% 4,944,570 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 35 9.0950 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 280 9.1294 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 336 9.1000 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 398 9.1088 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,300 9.1250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,479 9.0768 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,466 9.1397 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 4,858 9.1165 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 8,221 9.1444 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 12,395 9.1189 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 13,847 9.1245 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 18,474 9.0984 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 39,751 9.1036 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2 9.1043 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 48 9.1153 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 226 9.1192 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 336 9.1000 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 398 9.1093 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 977 9.1018 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,197 9.1182 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,398 9.1050 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,650 9.1017 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,917 9.0953 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,000 9.1862 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,046 9.1001 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 6,005 9.1172 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 6,711 9.1334 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 7,428 9.0930 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 26,362 9.1069 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 29,223 9.1163 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 46,712 9.1228 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 1,198 9.2337 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 1,917 9.0953 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 2,391 9.1242 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,500 9.1240 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 4,734 9.1002 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 6,005 9.1172 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 6,711 9.1334 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 38,389 9.1219 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 142 9.1125 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 344 9.2200 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 578 9.0919 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 665 9.1300 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 1,479 9.0768 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 4,858 9.1165 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 12,395 9.1189 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: 26 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: 642016
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180226T125352+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC