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: 22 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: 57,228,972 2.98% 2,590,125 0.13%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,058,807 0.06% 48,354,535 2.52%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 58,287,779 3.04% 50,944,660 2.65%

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 1,034 1.7611 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,165 1.7451 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,918 1.7613 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,618 1.7556 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,158 1.7555 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,517 1.7591 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 10,366 1.7539 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 24,679 1.7534 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 27,318 1.7570 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 42,620 1.7531 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 50,500 1.7589 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 64,279 1.7576 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 84,728 1.7500 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 87,190 1.7487 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 119,173 1.7509 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 147,814 1.7612 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 154,046 1.7543 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 441,153 1.7540 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 560,514 1.7526 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 2,092,297 1.7535 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 35 1.7611 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 2,478 1.7605 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,158 1.7555 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,363 1.7529 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,763 1.7606 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 10,876 1.7578 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 12,516 1.7541 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 13,659 1.7570 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 45,672 1.7513 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 77,766 1.7518 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 97,370 1.7522 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 113,983 1.7528 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 119,173 1.7509 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 124,093 1.7500 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 141,043 1.7613 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 177,415 1.7537 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 395,688 1.7505 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 446,259 1.7488 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 513,356 1.7524 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 959,445 1.7544 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 CFD Long 1 1.7600 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 40 1.7610 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 43 1.7609 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 206 1.7611 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 444 1.7540 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 718 1.7613 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 1,322 1.7536 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 11,237 1.7541 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 45,672 1.7513 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 77,766 1.7518 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 80,688 1.7516 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 141,043 1.7614 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 315,000 1.7502 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 543,629 1.7494 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 19,227 1.7618 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 24,679 1.7534 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 60,854 1.7556 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 60,854 1.7556 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 147,814 1.7612 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 406,475 1.7514 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 435,311 1.7547 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 773,535 1.7535 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: 23 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: 643755
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180323T122800+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC