REG-BARCLAYS PLC Form 8.3 - SPORTINGBET PLC

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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 are being disclosed:                                                                 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                                                                                                 
 (c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:                                                  SPORTINGBET PLC   
 Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree                                                                                                               
 (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:                                                                                               12 February 2013  
 (f) Has the discloser previously disclosed, or are they today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?    YES:              
                                                                                                                                          
GVC HLDGS PLC    


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:           15,235,962    2.28%    516,223            0.08%     
                                                                                                                 
 (2)                            Derivatives (other than                                                          
                                options):                    323,636       0.05%    7,779,453          1.17%     
                                                                                                                 
 (3)                            Options and agreements to                                                        
                                purchase/sell:               0             0.00%    0                  0.00%     
                                                                                                                 
 (4)                            TOTAL:                                                                           
                                                             15,559,598    2.33%    8,295,676          1.24%     


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    Purchase/sale    Number of     Price per unit    
 security                              securities                      
 ORD                  Purchase         9,874         0.5350 GBP        
 ORD                  Purchase         59,196        0.5328 GBP        
 ORD                  Sale             1,790         0.5300 GBP        
 ORD                  Sale             7,826         0.5351 GBP        
 ORD                  Sale             9,749         0.5375 GBP        


(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

 Class of    Product        Nature of dealing    Number of     Price per     
 relevant    description                         reference     unit          
 security                                        securities                  
 ORD         CFD            Short                69,070        0.5332 GBP    


(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:    13 Feb 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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