FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC

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FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN

EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a)   Name of exempt principal trader:   BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC
  relevant securities this form relates:  
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt Advisor to Offeror
  principal trader is connected  
(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 08 March 2018
(e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal YES:
  trader making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer? GKN PLC

2. POSITIONS OF THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

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(b), 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:       48/7p Oridinary            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 16,145,002 0.83% 38,675,495 1.99%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
35,040,333 1.81% 4,446,274 0.23%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 51,185,335 2.64% 43,121,769 2.22%

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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), 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   Total number of   Highest price per unit   Lowest price per unit
security   securities paid/received paid/received
48/7p Oridinary Purchase 2,896,968 2.1600 GBP 2.1421 GBP
48/7p Oridinary Sale 2,333,763 2.1634 GBP 2.1427 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Long 400 2.1630 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Long 890 2.1634 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 1,596 2.1427 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Long 2,648 2.1557 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Long 2,700 2.1650 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 8,408 2.1458 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 8,518 2.1549 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Long 11,119 2.1507 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 11,913 2.1515 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 25,799 2.1463 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Long 26,402 2.1593 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 45,332 2.1482 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 222,346 2.1542 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Long 388,992 2.1438 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 1 2.1421 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 1 2.1454 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 5 2.1478 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 3,383 2.1567 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Short 5,382 2.1489 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Short 7,895 2.1487 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 11,031 2.1592 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Short 30,421 2.1518 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 47,901 2.1505 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 51,970 2.1501 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 81,277 2.1497 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Short 111,560 2.1524 GBP
48/7p Oridinary SWAP Short 359,357 2.1485 GBP
48/7p Oridinary CFD Short 611,338 2.1600 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 exempt principal trader 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 exempt principal trader 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: 9 Mar 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: FEO
Sequence Number: 642726
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180309T104454+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC