Form 8.3 - GVC HOLDINGS PLC

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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

 

GVC HOLDINGS 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

 

1 March 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 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: 4,378,066 1.44% 1,590,904 0.52%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,374,833 0.45% 3,452,852 1.14%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 5,752,899 1.89% 5,043,756 1.66%

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 80 8.7881 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 145 8.7625 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 195 8.8900 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 446 8.7608 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 846 8.8028 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,419 8.7782 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,524 8.8521 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 8,476 8.8246 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 20,736 8.8255 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 30,993 8.8194 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 54 8.8525 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 54 8.9350 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 109 8.8472 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 289 8.7625 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 366 8.7850 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 367 8.8100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 605 8.7783 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 773 8.8193 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,051 8.8148 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 5,045 8.8215 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 7,623 8.8243 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 14,643 8.8250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 29,360 8.7666 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 149,626 8.8150 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 367 8.8092 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 801 8.7897 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 1,524 8.8250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,600 8.8241 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,969 8.7757 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 5,045 8.8215 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 7,623 8.8243 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 13,068 8.7640 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 16,292 8.7687 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 45,539 8.8242 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 101,118 8.8117 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Expires 05/03/2019 Short 80 8.7880 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 345 8.7950 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 400 8.8650 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,148 8.7916 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 1,524 8.8521 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 3,000 8.7707 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 4,235 8.7832 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 20,736 8.8255 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 24,627 8.8309 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:  

2 March 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: 642352
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180302T121008+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC