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: 27 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: 716,568 0.24% 8,271,573 2.72%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
7,013,955 2.31% 36,173 0.01%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 7,730,523 2.54% 8,307,746 2.73%

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 715 9.2541 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,732 9.2327 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 1,931 9.2487 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 3,500 9.2100 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 5,115 9.2000 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 5,875 9.2640 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 7,664 9.2399 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 13,958 9.3345 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 16,315 9.2513 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 17,983 9.2891 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 24,333 9.2901 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 67,163 9.2468 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 83,599 9.2481 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Purchase 100,400 9.2711 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 2,529 9.2863 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 3,572 9.2089 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,481 9.3144 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 4,784 9.2260 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 7,172 9.2216 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 8,393 9.2862 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 11,405 9.2221 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 15,641 9.2534 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 18,598 9.2465 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 23,218 9.2290 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 65,638 9.2738 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 80,122 9.3038 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary Sale 101,031 9.3195 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 138 9.2942 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 162 9.2077 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 230 9.2350 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 2,459 9.2079 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 3,081 9.3342 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 3,572 9.2089 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 4,433 9.3345 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Long 4,481 9.3144 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 11,405 9.2221 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 48,002 9.2274 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 65,638 9.2738 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Long 99,722 9.3069 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 100 9.3359 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 715 9.2541 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary CFD Short 1,732 9.2327 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 21,724 9.2713 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 83,599 9.2481 GBP
Euro 0.01 ordinary SWAP Short 167,647 9.2571 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: 28 Mar 2018
Contact name: ELISE TANG
Telephone number: 0207 1163001

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: 644008
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180328T121012+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC