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: 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? 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: 57,562,323 3.00% 2,624,487 0.14%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,078,034 0.06% 47,723,676 2.49%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
 
TOTAL: 58,640,357 3.06% 50,348,163 2.63%

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 1,426 1.7257 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,133 1.7325 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,448 1.7247 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 20,840 1.7286 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 22,900 1.7252 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 46,894 1.7235 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 73,590 1.7324 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 82,599 1.7248 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 181,454 1.7261 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 189,458 1.7262 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 206,015 1.7244 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 215,381 1.7298 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 267,216 1.7263 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 840,322 1.7264 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 985,214 1.7260 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,417,309 1.7265 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 593 1.7221 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,674 1.7272 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,276 1.7306 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,877 1.7252 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 4,448 1.7247 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 25,125 1.7325 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 27,360 1.7236 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 31,002 1.7264 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 32,526 1.7271 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 80,796 1.7229 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 82,599 1.7248 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 96,097 1.7327 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 96,151 1.7274 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 122,074 1.7262 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 150,000 1.7230 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 257,969 1.7276 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 337,156 1.7260 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 477,370 1.7245 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 596,643 1.7256 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 806,446 1.7254 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,065,675 1.7250 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 403 1.7260 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 420 1.7240 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 2,462 1.7261 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 27,360 1.7236 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 31,002 1.7264 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 32,526 1.7271 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 163,340 1.7278 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 190,780 1.7273 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 556,325 1.7190 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 108 1.7270 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 792 1.7190 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 4,678 1.7205 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 15,072 1.7287 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 20,840 1.7286 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 46,894 1.7235 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 70,641 1.7268 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 97,797 1.7233 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 135,725 1.7325 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 189,458 1.7262 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 267,913 1.7263 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 408,613 1.7265 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: 643659
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180322T123332+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC