FORM 8.3 - SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC

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FORM 8.3

IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL

DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2013

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

1. KEY INFORMATION

    Name of person dealing (Note 1)   Barclays PLC.
  Company dealt in SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC
  Class of relevant security to which the €0.001 ordinary shares
  dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)  
  Date of dealing 14 March 2018

2. INTERESTS AND SHORT POSITIONS

(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:       €0.001 ordinary shares            
Long Short
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities
1,789,144 0.75% 779,156 0.33%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than options):
604,557 0.25% 1,456,979 0.61%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4) TOTAL:
2,393,701 1.01% 2,236,135 0.94%

(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:   Long   Short
    Number   (%)   Number   (%)
(1) Relevant securities        

(2) Derivatives (other than options)

       

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

       
Total        

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3. DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a) Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale   Number of relevant securities   Price per unit
Purchase 130 35.6400 EUR
Purchase 255 35.6092 EUR
Purchase 343 31.5800 GBP
Purchase 359 31.7252 GBP
Purchase 608 35.6806 EUR
Purchase 1,522 35.6066 EUR
Purchase 1,590 31.5305 GBP
Purchase 1,712 31.5300 GBP
Purchase 1,910 31.5964 GBP
Purchase 2,680 31.5274 GBP
Purchase 3,035 31.5269 GBP
Purchase 3,732 31.5314 GBP
Purchase 8,386 35.5600 EUR
Purchase 14,081 31.4570 GBP
Purchase 16,777 31.4426 GBP
Purchase 16,998 31.4733 GBP
Purchase 18,393 31.5198 GBP
Purchase 22,084 35.5000 EUR
Purchase 34,357 35.4582 EUR
Purchase 56,290 31.3647 GBP
Purchase 82,616 31.3400 GBP
Sale 94 31.5500 GBP
Sale 127 35.5702 EUR
Sale 164 35.5297 EUR
Sale 189 35.5423 EUR
Sale 478 31.4747 GBP
Sale 554 31.5425 GBP
Sale 607 31.4537 GBP
Sale 978 31.4728 GBP
Sale 1,080 31.4548 GBP
Sale 1,090 31.4265 GBP
Sale 1,327 31.3738 GBP
Sale 1,390 31.4695 GBP
Sale 1,740 35.4400 EUR
Sale 1,762 35.5536 EUR
Sale 2,408 31.3414 GBP
Sale 2,414 35.5212 EUR
Sale 2,510 35.5626 EUR
Sale 2,591 35.5759 EUR
Sale 2,718 31.4527 GBP
Sale 3,708 31.5247 GBP
Sale 4,246 35.5138 EUR
Sale 5,000 31.3557 GBP
Sale 5,282 35.6143 EUR
Sale 6,618 31.3400 GBP
Sale 9,727 35.5475 EUR
Sale 11,348 31.5087 GBP
Sale 12,228 35.4900 EUR
Sale 20,000 31.5452 GBP
Sale 28,818 35.5224 EUR

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options transactions)

Product Name   Nature of transaction   Number of relevant securities   Price per
      unit
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 607 31.4537 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 1,090 31.4265 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 1,601 35.6413 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 2,110 31.4162 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 2,790 31.4218 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 2,946 31.5771 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 2,983 31.5571 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 3,042 35.5791 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 5,181 35.5727 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 6,618 31.3400 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 12,228 35.4900 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 21,477 31.5600 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Long 28,818 35.5224 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 255 35.6092 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 359 31.7252 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 608 35.6806 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 958 31.5842 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 1,400 35.5536 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 1,522 35.6065 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 1,910 31.5964 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 2,481 31.5385 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 2,983 35.6089 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 7,638 31.3425 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 8,386 35.5600 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 14,081 31.4570 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 16,777 31.4426 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 21,477 35.6034 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 25,243 31.3742 GBP
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 29,974 35.4426 EUR
€0.001 ordinary shares Short 79,698 31.3400 GBP

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing relevant securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name,

e.g. call option

  Writing, selling, purchasing, varying etc.   Number of securities to which the option relates (Note 7)   Exercise price   Type, e.g. American, European etc.   Expiry date   Option money paid/received per unit (Note 5)

(ii) Exercising

Product name,

e.g. call option

  Number of securities   Exercise price per unit (Note 5)

(d) Other dealings (including transactions in respect of new securities) (Note 4)

Nature of transaction

(Note 8)

  Details   Price per unit

(if applicable) (Note 5)

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4. OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated.

Is a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) attached?   NO
Date of disclosure: 15 Mar 2018
Contact name: ELISE TANG
Telephone number: 0207 1163001
If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 643084
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180315T145504+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC