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 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: 02 March 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: 4,523,117 1.49% 1,597,289 0.53%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,373,757 0.45% 3,598,484 1.18%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 5,896,874 1.94% 5,195,773 1.71%

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 22 8.7500 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 765 8.7572 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,327 8.7430 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,524 8.7748 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,059 8.7295 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,400 8.7387 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,934 8.7484 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 6,047 8.7501 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 9,963 8.7246 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 44,611 8.7250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 104,626 8.7400 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 90 8.7400 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 107 8.7500 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 401 8.7418 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,193 8.7414 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,200 8.7429 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,261 8.7518 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,849 8.7250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 9,612 8.7550 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 15,899 8.7255 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 SWAP Long 401 8.7418 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 426 8.7499 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 1,193 8.7414 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 1,524 8.7250 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,100 8.7241 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,172 8.7607 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 4,261 8.7518 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 7,440 8.7533 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 765 8.7572 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 879 8.7453 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,000 8.7258 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Expires 06/03/2019 Short 1,327 8.7430 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,370 8.7378 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 1,524 8.7748 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,600 8.7396 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,897 8.7505 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 2,400 8.7386 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 6,052 8.7494 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 26,450 8.7256 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 35,432 8.7543 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 40,918 8.7385 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 44,611 8.7250 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: 5 Mar 2018
Contact name: Jay Supaya
Telephone number: 020 7773 0635

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: 642435
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180305T135757+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC