Form 8.3 - LADBROKES CORAL GROUP 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 LADBROKES CORAL GROUP 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: 08 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? GVC HOLDINGS 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:       28 1/3p ordinary            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 59,333,122 3.10% 2,450,654 0.13%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
103,127 0.01% 50,030,798 2.61%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 59,436,249 3.10% 52,481,452 2.74%

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  
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,568 1.6259 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 6,983 1.6307 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 13,275 1.6264 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 17,480 1.6254 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 26,191 1.6298 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 92,194 1.6339 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 103,745 1.6244 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 122,623 1.6253 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 204,683 1.6256 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 583 1.6340 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 693 1.6215 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,633 1.6241 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,568 1.6260 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 18,524 1.6170 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 23,827 1.6233 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 35,056 1.6192 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 50,105 1.6216 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 59,168 1.6270 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 60,854 1.6257 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 66,504 1.6236 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 80,287 1.6251 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 322,324 1.6293 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 497,044 1.6308 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 3,233 1.6320 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 16,649 1.6170 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 23,827 1.6233 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 37,917 1.6338 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 57,445 1.6278 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 59,168 1.6270 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 63,925 1.6254 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 66,504 1.6236 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 300,333 1.6280 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 300,333 1.6280 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 404,709 1.6288 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 24,463 1.6269 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 25,284 1.6246 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 40,465 1.6266 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 52,069 1.6232 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 91,274 1.6255 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 204,683 1.6256 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: 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: RET
Sequence Number: 642737
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180309T141242+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC