Form 8.3 - RPC GROUP 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 interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):

The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient. For a trust, the trustee(s), settlor and beneficiaries must be named.

 
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

RPC GROUP PLC

(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:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

25 June 2019

(f) In addition to the company in 1(c) above, is the discloser making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state “N/A”

NO

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: 9,300,802 2.26% 4,778,861 1.16%
           
(2) Cash-settled derivatives:
115,733 0.03% 7,278,006 1.77%
           
(3) Stock-settled derivatives (including options)
and agreements to purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4)
TOTAL: 9,416,535 2.29% 12,056,867 2.93%

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 20 7.9202 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 109 7.9231 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 743 7.9220 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 8,390 7.9240 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 9,484 7.9227 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 13,198 7.9223 GBP
5p ordinary Purchase 15,958 7.9229 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 20 7.9206 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 144 7.9220 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 278 7.9224 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 2,905 7.9200 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 3,498 7.9240 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 6,013 7.9243 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 13,430 7.9175 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 30,294 7.9217 GBP
5p ordinary Sale 60,991 7.9227 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 422 7.9222 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 7,792 7.9207 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 13,430 7.9175 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Long 19,480 7.9208 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 30,294 7.9217 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Long 36,624 7.9233 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 453 7.9243 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 3,100 7.9240 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 4,876 7.9227 GBP
5p ordinary SWAP Short 10,098 7.9218 GBP
5p ordinary CFD Short 15,958 7.9229 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 June 2019

Contact name:

Large Holdings Regulatory Operations

Telephone number*:

020 3134 7213

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.

*If the discloser is a natural person, a telephone number does not need to be included, provided contact information has been provided to the Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Short Name: BARCLAYS PLC
Category Code: RET
Sequence Number: 670981
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20190626T122158+0100

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC