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: 20 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: 2,794,280 0.92% 1,500,358 0.49%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,133,755 0.37% 2,069,717 0.68%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 3,928,035 1.29% 3,570,075 1.18%

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 1,989 9.3450 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,301 9.3506 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,382 9.3493 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 3,065 9.3031 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 5,291 9.3568 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 10,184 9.3075 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 22,233 9.3182 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 30,708 9.3766 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 37,500 9.3876 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 39,317 9.3381 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 40,000 9.2556 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 66,626 9.3395 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 94,180 9.3433 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 200,000 9.2858 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 414,273 9.3490 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 10 9.3734 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 147 9.3319 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 317 9.4300 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 496 9.3803 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 785 9.4238 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 925 9.3800 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,374 9.3884 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,721 9.3419 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,000 9.3854 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 8,332 9.3813 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 13,571 9.3372 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 13,909 9.3677 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 19,320 9.4093 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 25,200 9.2492 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 46,271 9.3400 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 46,341 9.3599 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 50,000 9.3802 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 157,382 9.3503 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 86 9.3100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 87 9.3900 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 171 9.3626 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 5,000 9.3942 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 5,766 9.3595 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 7,050 9.3975 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 7,270 9.4306 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 25,200 9.2492 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 25,415 9.3457 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 57,614 9.3450 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 5,291 9.3567 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 22,233 9.3182 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 37,619 9.3472 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 40,000 9.2030 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 40,000 9.2205 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 40,000 9.2556 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 40,000 9.3630 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 40,000 9.3730 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 45,119 9.2693 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 45,119 9.2693 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 45,484 9.3741 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 82,044 9.3407 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 251,755 9.3492 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: 21 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: 643561
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180321T144218+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC