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: 21 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: 3,135,127 1.03% 1,463,495 0.48%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,133,816 0.37% 2,208,332 0.73%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 4,268,943 1.41% 3,671,827 1.21%

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 342 9.3800 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 712 9.4500 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 829 9.3850 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,796 9.3611 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 2,887 9.3995 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 5,858 9.3715 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 9,029 9.3822 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 10,206 9.3818 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 33,819 9.2953 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 37,558 9.3688 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 50,000 9.4193 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 54,216 9.4032 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 63,560 9.4474 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 133,800 9.3847 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 180,348 9.3855 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 399,745 9.4003 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 11 9.3690 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 37 9.3550 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 209 9.3650 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 238 9.3860 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 342 9.3800 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,403 9.2999 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,563 9.3000 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,642 9.3852 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,687 9.3873 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 1,776 9.4504 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,239 9.3900 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,795 9.2995 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,043 9.3727 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,196 9.4280 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,717 9.4260 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 6,688 9.3731 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 7,795 9.2993 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 10,515 9.3822 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 11,723 9.3829 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 21,746 9.4500 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 22,291 9.3767 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 26,179 9.3901 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 476,160 9.3974 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 CFD Long 11 9.3690 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 205 9.3892 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 267 9.3800 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 273 9.4105 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 278 9.4100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 660 9.3900 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 713 9.3947 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 1,642 9.3852 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 3,043 9.3727 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 6,688 9.3731 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 7,091 9.3927 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 8,548 9.3667 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 14,462 9.4120 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 21,746 9.4500 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 31,893 9.3771 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,401 9.4179 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 1,482 9.3853 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 1,500 9.3643 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 2,887 9.3995 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 5,858 9.3715 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 50,000 9.4193 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 52,063 9.4045 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 59,248 9.3805 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 63,560 9.4474 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: 22 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: 643658
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180322T123345+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC