REG-BARCLAYS PLC Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) BETFAIR GROUP PLC

Tue May 7, 2013 5:54am EDT

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Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) BETFAIR GROUP PLC

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 relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

 

BETFAIR GROUP PLC

(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:  

Advisor to Offeree

(d) Date position held/dealing undertaken:  

3 May 2013

(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?  

NO

 

2. POSITIONS OF THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(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: 460,320 0.44% 42,901 0.04%
           
(2) Derivatives (other than
options): 42,892 0.04% 747,329 0.72%
           
(3) Options and agreements to
purchase/sell: 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
           
(4) TOTAL:
503,212 0.48% 790,230 0.76%

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(b), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

3. DEALINGS (IF ANY) BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant   Purchase/sale   Number of   Price per unit
security   securities  
ORD Purchase 100 8.4600 GBP
ORD Purchase 410 8.4312 GBP
ORD Purchase 886 8.4804 GBP
ORD Purchase 1,509 8.4863 GBP
ORD Purchase 3,385 8.4148 GBP
ORD Purchase 4,216 8.4748 GBP
ORD Purchase 5,024 8.4615 GBP
ORD Sale 119 8.4350 GBP
ORD Sale 2,040 8.4930 GBP
ORD Sale 2,910 8.4712 GBP
ORD Sale 35,999 8.4150 GBP

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Class of   Product   Nature of dealing   Number of   Price per
relevant description reference unit
security     securities  
ORD SWAP Long 87 8.5249 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 163 8.4115 GBP
ORD CFD Long 649 8.4151 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,234 8.4753 GBP
ORD CFD Long 1,296 8.5072 GBP
ORD SWAP Long 2,289 8.4674 GBP
ORD CFD Long 35,350 8.4150 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 806 8.3140 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,223 8.4495 GBP
ORD SWAP Short 2,989 8.4444 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

e.g. American, European etc.

  Expiry date   Option money paid/ received per unit

(ii) Exercising

Class of relevant security   Product description

e.g. call option

  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)

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 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 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”

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:  

7 May 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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