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: 15 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: 59,616,958 3.11% 2,772,289 0.14%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
139,477 0.01% 50,243,412 2.62%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 59,756,435 3.12% 53,015,701 2.77%

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 35 1.6880 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,007 1.6920 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,639 1.6862 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 16,055 1.6889 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 21,818 1.6904 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 23,394 1.6922 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 25,946 1.6879 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 52,573 1.6892 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 63,070 1.6898 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 64,550 1.6908 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 93,699 1.6899 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 207,450 1.6902 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 380,756 1.6897 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 111 1.6943 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,572 1.6890 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,781 1.6857 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,890 1.6850 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,777 1.6837 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 7,893 1.6858 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 18,831 1.6894 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 28,322 1.6871 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 39,830 1.6903 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 59,437 1.6902 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 71,890 1.6895 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 173,538 1.6886 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 500,000 1.6900 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 SWAP Long 91 1.6894 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 111 1.6943 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 1,447 1.6881 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 3,777 1.6837 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 9,824 1.6902 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 28,322 1.6871 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 39,830 1.6903 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 108,085 1.6874 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 124,799 1.6904 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 35 1.6880 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 422 1.6882 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 1,156 1.6897 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 5,639 1.6862 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 19,590 1.6892 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 23,394 1.6922 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 26,821 1.6909 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 61,914 1.6898 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 99,439 1.6894 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: 16 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: 643198
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180316T122222+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC