Form 8.3 - FIRSTGROUP

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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: 25 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: 9,779,619 0.81% 4,747,381 0.39%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
2,500,370 0.21% 986,804 0.08%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 12,279,989 1.01% 5,734,185 0.47%

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 1,300 1.1322 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 1,552 1.1310 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 2,863 1.1320 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 5,363 1.1347 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 8,531 1.1292 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 9,879 1.1307 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 11,385 1.1309 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 25,791 1.1305 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 39,493 1.1328 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 75,433 1.1315 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 189,599 1.1317 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 391,916 1.1304 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 167 1.1336 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 2,500 1.1380 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 2,863 1.1320 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 7,740 1.1312 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 8,841 1.1311 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 11,573 1.1317 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 13,343 1.1331 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 16,680 1.1328 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 39,878 1.1300 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 61,434 1.1310 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 151,836 1.1314 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 4,600 1.1287 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 35,413 1.1300 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 37,675 1.1311 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 39,740 1.1314 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 19,874 1.1335 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 46,998 1.1306 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 55,528 1.1318 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 75,433 1.1315 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 160,377 1.1308 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 201,637 1.1300 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 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: 645894
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180426T120514+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC