REG-J.P. Morgan Securities plc. Form 8.5 (EPT/RI) - Xstrata Plc

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LONDON--(Business Wire)--


FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED
INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY

Rule 8.5 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1.KEY INFORMATION

 (a) Name of exempt principal trader:                                                                                            J.P. Morgan Securities plc  
 (b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:                                         Xstrata Plc                 
 Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree                                                                                                                
 (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:                                             Xstrata Plc                 
 (d) Date dealing undertaken:                                                                                                    07 March 2013               
 (e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?    Yes                         


2.DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a)Purchases and sales

 Class of relevant security    Purchases/ sales    Total number of securities    Highest price per unit paid/received    Lowest price per unit paid/received  
 Ordinary Shares               Purchases           6,090                         16.5000 CHF                             16.3500 CHF                          
                                                   15,422,384                    11.6350 GBP                             11.4950 GBP                          
                               
                   
                             
                                       
                                    
                               
Sales              
2,000                        
16.4000 CHF                            
16.4000 CHF                         
                                                   
917,951                      
11.6100 GBP                            
11.4950 GBP                         


(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                                                       
 Ordinary Shares               Equity Swap            Short                                                                                     4,090                             16.4166 CHF     
                                                                                                                                                14,498,495                        11.5600 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  
                                                                                                                                                                     (GBP)                      e.g. American, European etc.                    (GBP)                                 


(ii)Exercising

 Class of relevant security    Product description    Number of securities    Exercise price per unit (GBP)  
                               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(b), copy table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as
appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

3.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:  
 If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "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"                                                                                           


 Date of disclosure:    08 March 2013  
 Contact name:          Andrew Mhango  
 Telephone number:      0207 134 6114  


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.

J.P. Morgan Securities plc. 

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