Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - WILLIAM HILL PLC

LONDON--()-- 

FORM 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI)

PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE/DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN

EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITHOUT RECOGNISED INTERMEDIARY (“RI”) STATUS (OR WHERE RI STATUS IS NOT APPLICABLE)

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of exempt principal trader: BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose WILLIAM HILL PLC
relevant securities this form relates:
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt WILLIAM HILL PLC
principal trader is connected
(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 23 October 2020
(e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal NO:
trader making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?
 

2. POSITIONS OF THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

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(b), 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: 10p ordinary
Interests Short Positions
Number (%) Number (%)

(1)

Relevant securities owned

 

 

 

 

and/or controlled:

19,563,571

1.86%

2,264,421

0.22%

 

 

 

 

(2)

Cash-settled derivatives:

 

 

 

 

2,005,406

0.19%

19,281,572

1.84%

 

 

 

 

(3)

Stock-settled derivatives (including options)

 

 

 

 

and agreements to purchase/sell:

0

0.00%

0

0.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

21,568,977

2.05%

21,545,993

2.05%

 

 

 

 

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 EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), 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 Total number of Highest price per unit Lowest price per unit
security securities paid/received paid/received

10p ordinary

Purchase

1,378,721

2.7955 GBP

2.777 GBP

10p ordinary

Sale

1,469,489

2.7970 GBP

2.7746 GBP

(b) Cash-settled derivative transactions

Class of Product Nature of dealing Number of Price per
relevant description reference unit
security securities

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

750

2.7967 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

4,151

2.7900 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

8,000

2.7727 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

16,490

2.7897 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

24,441

2.7836 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

64,118

2.7863 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

66,950

2.7843 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Long

74,755

2.7790 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Long

81,409

2.7834 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

131

2.7812 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

247

2.7798 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

554

2.7815 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

866

2.7819 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,410

2.7822 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

1,724

2.7814 GBP

10p ordinary

CFD

Short

2,452

2.7706 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

3,225

2.7830 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

3,403

2.7900 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

5,280

2.7864 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

12,623

2.7925 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

70,903

2.7878 GBP

10p ordinary

SWAP

Short

164,300

2.7779 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 exempt principal trader 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 exempt principal trader 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 Oct 2020
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.

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

Category Code: FEO
Sequence Number: 718372
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20201026T093218+0000

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC

Contacts

BARCLAYS PLC