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
  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: 24 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: 9,756,158 0.81% 5,170,170 0.43%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
2,920,016 0.24% 964,031 0.08%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 12,676,174 1.05% 6,134,201 0.51%

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 239 1.1430 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 1,250 1.1370 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 2,612 1.1500 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 2,656 1.1312 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 11,236 1.1411 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 22,297 1.1454 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 36,180 1.1441 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 42,342 1.1350 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 71,997 1.1410 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 78,886 1.1386 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 164,858 1.1396 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 300,000 1.1408 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 112 1.1550 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 1,250 1.1370 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 2,612 1.1310 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 3,222 1.1384 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 7,049 1.1500 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 9,711 1.1426 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 15,519 1.1350 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 19,650 1.1423 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 36,088 1.1379 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 41,415 1.1461 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 244,150 1.1411 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
5p ordinary SWAP Long 8 1.1350 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 6,200 1.1426 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 23,420 1.1441 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 31,777 1.1473 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 22,024 1.1396 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 31,482 1.1438 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 31,580 1.1431 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 34,527 1.1399 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 71,997 1.1410 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 84,280 1.1430 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 103,026 1.1350 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 103,026 1.1350 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: 25 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: 645800
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180425T121209+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC