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: 23 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: 77,406,312 4.03% 591,698 0.03%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
1,058,807 0.06% 67,325,730 3.51%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 78,465,119 4.09% 67,917,428 3.54%

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 1,749 1.7442 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 1,757 1.7380 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,513 1.7223 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,958 1.7430 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,081 1.7477 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,344 1.7492 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,309 1.7462 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,367 1.7427 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 5,671 1.7392 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 7,685 1.7475 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 8,230 1.7425 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 8,452 1.7455 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 9,203 1.7490 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 10,365 1.7450 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 10,552 1.7148 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 10,747 1.7164 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 11,160 1.7460 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 11,640 1.7435 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 14,903 1.7447 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 18,724 1.7440 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 18,862 1.7445 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 19,275 1.7472 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 26,483 1.7437 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 29,074 1.7375 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 31,708 1.7307 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 49,220 1.7374 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 68,065 1.7325 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 87,447 1.7322 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 253,414 1.7279 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 257,663 1.7422 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 652,342 1.7352 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,064,706 1.7236 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 3,752,476 1.7295 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 4,000,000 1.7166 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 6,349,852 1.7300 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 10,098,754 1.7165 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Purchase 28,266,081 1.7177 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,749 1.7442 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 1,757 1.7380 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 3,958 1.7430 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 4,081 1.7477 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 4,344 1.7492 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,309 1.7462 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,367 1.7427 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 5,671 1.7392 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 7,685 1.7475 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 7,745 1.7422 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 8,230 1.7425 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 8,452 1.7455 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 9,203 1.7490 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 10,365 1.7450 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 11,160 1.7460 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 11,640 1.7435 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 14,903 1.7447 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 18,724 1.7440 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 18,862 1.7445 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 19,275 1.7472 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 26,483 1.7437 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 67,046 1.7326 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 71,991 1.7266 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 74,678 1.7282 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 79,094 1.7364 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 87,447 1.7322 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 260,472 1.7379 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 540,083 1.7333 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 621,115 1.7349 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 815,708 1.7328 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 996,152 1.7375 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 10,907,498 1.7166 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 13,224,392 1.7183 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary Sale 14,162,416 1.7261 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 479 1.7450 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 1,429 1.7141 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 4,398 1.7455 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 20,000 1.7418 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 74,678 1.7282 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 97,883 1.7412 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 101,177 1.7370 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 163,656 1.7363 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 210,182 1.7319 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Long 275,250 1.7302 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Long 1,981,396 1.7358 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 3,513 1.7223 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 16,332 1.7255 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 30,033 1.7208 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 31,708 1.7307 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 33,857 1.7203 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 35,773 1.7204 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 44,398 1.7340 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 47,471 1.7315 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 61,882 1.7327 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 76,022 1.7165 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 196,651 1.7317 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 227,402 1.7162 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 2,463,131 1.7310 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary SWAP Short 4,371,420 1.7181 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 5,983,494 1.7169 GBP
28 1/3p ordinary CFD Short 8,278,636 1.7166 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: 26 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: 643840
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180326T134029+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC