REG-BARCLAYS PLC Form 8.3 - Ark Therapeutics Group Plc

Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:51am EST

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LONDON--(Business Wire)--


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)  Identity of the person whose positions/dealings        Barclays PLC.               
      are being disclosed:                                                               
 (b)  Owner or controller of interest and short                                          
      positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):                                       
 (c)  Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose           ARK THERAPEUTICS GROUP 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:                 30 January 2013             
 (f)  Has the discloser previously disclosed, or are         NO                          
      they today disclosing, under the Code in respect                                   
      of any other party to this offer?                                                  


2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE 

(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:                               ORD                                               
                                                           Interests             Short Positions             
                                                           Number       (%)      Number             (%)      
 (1)                          Relevant securities owned                                                      
                              and/or controlled:           4,798,139    2.29%    0                  0.00%    
                                                                                                             
 (2)                          Derivatives (other than                                                        
                              options):                    0            0.00%    0                  0.00%    
                                                                                                             
 (3)                          Options and agreements to                                                      
                              purchase/sell:               0            0.00%    0                  0.00%    
                                                                                                             
 (4)                          TOTAL:                                                                         
                                                           4,798,139    2.29%    0                  0.00%    


All interests and all short positions should be disclosed. 

Details of any open derivative or option positions, 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
executive options)

 Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:     
 Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:    


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. 

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE 

(a) Purchases and sales

 Class of relevant security    Purchase/sale    Number of securities    Price per unit  


(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 Class of relevant security    Product description     Nature of dealing                                                                         Number of reference securities    Price per unit  
                               e.g. CFD                e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position                                                       


(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities 

(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                             Expiry date    Option money paid/ received per unit  
                                                                                                                                                                                                e.g. American, European etc.                                                          


(ii) Exercising

 Class of relevant security    Product description     Number of securities    Exercise price per unit  
                               e.g. call option                                                         


(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

 Class of relevant security    Nature of dealing                 Details    Price per unit (if applicable)  
                               e.g. subscription, conversion                                                


The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated. 

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. 

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:   
 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:    31 Jan 2013    
 Contact name:          Geoff Smith    
 Telephone number:      020 3555 4632  


Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory
Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at
monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. The Panel`s Market Surveillance Unit is available
for consultation in relation to the Code`s dealing disclosure requirements on
+44 (0)20 7638 0129. 

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

BARCLAYS PLC 

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