FORM 8.3 - FIRSTGROUP 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 FIRSTGROUP 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: 12 April 2018
(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making NO
  disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?  

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:       5p ordinary            
Interests Short Positions
    Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities owned
and/or controlled: 8,374,829 0.69% 6,429,233 0.53%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
4,786,483 0.40% 733,036 0.06%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 13,161,312 1.09% 7,162,269 0.59%

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  
5p ordinary Purchase 1,000 1.1110 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 4,406 1.1052 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 5,251 1.0994 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 6,232 1.1039 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 15,468 1.0761 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 21,879 1.0805 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 30,949 1.1010 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 37,383 1.0863 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 86,583 1.1009 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 153,784 1.1023 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 187,802 1.0865 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 277,832 1.0823 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 406,626 1.0845 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 673,673 1.0926 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 4,785,519 1.0857 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 1,116 1.1070 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 4,468 1.1100 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 6,232 1.1025 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 11,871 1.0791 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 20,220 1.1115 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 21,288 1.0858 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 31,967 1.0939 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 35,031 1.0926 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 44,019 1.0827 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 70,792 1.1157 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 77,096 1.0841 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 876,996 1.1108 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 1,019,857 1.0899 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 5,588,588 1.0855 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
5p ordinary CFD Long 1,000 1.1090 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 1,000 1.1119 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 6,232 1.1025 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 10,000 1.1089 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 10,000 1.1133 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 10,000 1.1136 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 10,000 1.1156 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 14,000 1.1137 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 15,000 1.1148 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 22,241 1.0835 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 28,697 1.0855 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 47,000 1.1075 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 47,000 1.1104 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 47,000 1.1111 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 47,000 1.1113 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 47,000 1.1125 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 47,000 1.1131 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 47,000 1.1143 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 49,754 1.0750 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 63,000 1.1149 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 67,000 1.1146 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 85,502 1.0863 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 137,487 1.0830 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 180,615 1.0819 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 201,611 1.0793 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 301,870 1.1152 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 453,526 1.1009 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 453,526 1.1009 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 3,816 1.0594 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 5,251 1.0994 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 5,703 1.1127 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 6,232 1.1039 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 19,674 1.0617 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 43,050 1.1010 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 43,050 1.1010 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 141,683 1.1024 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 229,862 1.0810 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 475,691 1.0984 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: 13 Apr 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: 644934
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180413T121034+0100

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BARCLAYS PLC

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BARCLAYS PLC